As it was for Mark Twain, the reports of the death of industrial fieldbus are greatly exaggerated. Market inertia, familiarity and smart device solutions are some of the drivers keeping fieldbus alive.
There's rarely a shortage of ideas about how to boost industrial growth and innovation. Most such discussions, however, typically spring from a personal, anecdotal, or industry-vertical point of view. To get a broader perspective and determine the most beneficial areas of focus for specific, quantifiable improvement, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) analyzed data collected through extensive interviews and surveys with researchers, developers, manufacturers and other stakeholders.
We all knew this was coming-even if it took a few decades. Change can be denied and resisted for a long time, but eventually pressure builds, tectonic plates slip, volcanoes erupt, ice shelves crack, and suddenly the world is different.
Executive Summary The water industry is using digital technologies and analytics to derive more value from its physical assets, but, like all businesses, it has faced challenges when trying to transform the roles and mindsets of their employees and their internal- and customer-facing processes.
First, the good news: An increasing number of manufacturers are awakening to the threat of cybersecurity. This is a pretty big deal considering that, just a few years ago, most manufacturers outside of critical industries did not perceive themselves to be a potential target for cybersecurity attacks.
With help from web-based programs, automation vendors are rolling out new kinds of mobile apps that borrow the best from social media and elsewhere...
EBR Staff Writer Published 10 March 2017 Spanish firm Repsol and its partner Armstrong Energy have reported a discovery of a massive oil field in Alaska which is estimated to hold 1.2 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Drilled during the 2016-2017 winter campaign, the Horseshoe-1 and 1A wells confirmed the Nanushuk play as a significant emerging play in Alaska's North Slope.
They say that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Some of the studies that have been coming out lately with regard to industrial cybersecurity seem to be geared primarily toward discovering perceptions. But if the perception is that there's a problem, chances are that industry is more likely to take the steps necessary to do something about it.