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

ABB Doubles Down on Electric Business-Buys GE Industrial Solutions

ABB appears to be signalling that electrification is more important to them than anything else, including manufacturing and process automation. And GE is divesting itself of one of its historical core competencies and businesses. Read the press release: ABB today … Continued

Third time may be the charm! Schneider does the Aveva deal– Again!

After failing twice to consummate the deal, Schneider Electric announced on September 5 that they had done the deal– again. Britain’s Aveva Group said on Tuesday it had agreed to combine with Schneider Electric‘s software business to create a London-listed … Continued

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