The convergence of IT and OT in the industrial world has been a topic of discussion for years. With the increasing need to drive business efficiency through the adoption of new technologies and concepts such as the Industrial Internet of Things and the cloud, bringing previously disparate IT and OT together is a necessity. It’s also a challenge.
The Industrial Internet of Things kicked off the smart manufacturing revolution, but there is still much more to be accomplished. By embracing digital transformation, organizations can reap the benefits of the intelligent edge.
We’ve put together a list of the best conferences for industrial automation professionals. We’ve got IIoT, Manufacturing, Monitoring, Edge Computing and more, all around the world.
By embracing the promise of automated tech, organizations of all sizes are poised to make good on their promises of digital transformation. But, to realize the possibilities of the connected, autonomous future, automation pioneers must follow a new set of best practices to achieve meaningful results.
As baby boomers reach retirement age, organizations need to grapple with the effects of losing large amounts of institutional knowledge essential to keeping operations running smoothly. Automation can help ease this transition if implemented intelligently.
At the recent Rockwell Automation Fair, Dave Vasko, Director of Advanced Technology at Rockwell Automation, Inc. spoke with Barry Dellecese, Director of Product Management and Marketing at Stratus about the “bleeding edge” of edge computing. Their conversation is now available as part of Rockwell’s State of the Industry podcast.
While complete infrastructure upgrades are long, expensive projects, modern tech and automation systems can yield important improvements. SCADA systems assets are at the heart of these improvements and must be protected from unplanned downtime or data loss in order to realize the full benefit that these upgrades can offer.
Avoiding downtime is a huge motivator for companies embarking on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and can pay big benefits for organizations that do it right. Here are four best practices about keeping your eyes on uptime as you embark on IIoT.