Nobody Is Doing Anything About Cyber Security

At the INSIDER we’ve been saying this for years. The adoption of even basic cyber security actions in the industrial space is very low. Many companies believe that they are “pretty safe” because they are relatively obscure. But I recall … Continued

Dick Morley’s Obituary…from the pages of the INSIDER

My editorial this month in the Industrial Automation and Process Control INSIDER(TM) is an homage to my friend Dick Morley. Dick Morley loved his Harley. He rode until he was forced by ill health to give it up in his … Continued

Help a Saint Louis FLL (Lego League) Team Do Research!

I received this from the coach of the FLL team: Phil Speth, Shaw Please send this far and wide. It isn’t just for St. Louis, but anyone who can take the survey. Our Lego Team needs your help. Our 4th … Continued

Rockwell’s Automation Perspectives Aptly Named

My tweets and retweets from Rockwell Automation’s Automation Perspectives on Tuesday: Tue, 08:13: Rockwell Automation’s President and CEO Blake Moret welcomes Automation Perspectives to Houston #houstonstrong… https://t.co/0zafvi1YQx Tue, 08:15: $6.3 Billion in FY2017 Sales and a shareholder value curve outperforming … Continued

Women in Automation- Emerson Exchange Zooms In

Emerson Exchange Casts Spotlight in Changes in Women’s Contributions to Automation by Joy Ward This is another article that would have been in the October INSIDER– part of the coverage of Emerson Exchange 2017. If you like this kind of … Continued

Rockwell’s PSUG-The Plant PAx Roadmap

My tweets from Monday afternoon’s roadmap session at PSUG: Mon, 13:07: Chris Dornan and Jason Wight provide the PlantPAx roadmap— #ROKPSUG Mon, 13:09: We are members of a secret society called the International Society of Automation #ROKPSUG (why is ISA … Continued

The Trouble With Top Management

In this month’s Control magazine, Greg McMillan interviews Walt Boyes and Joy Ward from Spitzer and Boyes LLC on the problems with top management who are not technically trained. We talk about why the automation industry is different. Read it … Continued

Rockwell’s PSUG 2017 Kicks Off in Houston!

My tweets from this morning’s PSUG general session: Mon, 10:37: #ROKPSUG 860 attendees this year. The baby done growed up! Mon, 10:40: Steve Pulsifer kicks off PSUG https://t.co/kVbjYMckhc Mon, 10:41: Jim Winter keynotes #ROKPSUG by talking about the connected enterprise. … Continued

Rajabahadur V. Arcot on the Battle for OT/IT Dominance

This would have been the October article from Rajabahadur V. Arcot The Battle for OT / IT dominance By Rajabahadur V. Arcot The future holds the promise of the dawn of a new industrial era and the convergence of Operational … Continued

Computer Crash Takes Out October INSIDER

As a result of a normal upgrade of Windows 10, the computer on which we make the INSIDER has suffered a catastrophic failure. According to the repair shop, it isn’t worth repairing, so they are taking the data off for … Continued

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