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Tinker with Defaults to Get Value From Smart Devices

Empower Your Staff So They Can Show Thoughtful, Proactive Use of Intelligent Devices, says Writer John Rezabek

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Interface Detector for Variable Specific Gravity

Our Moderator Béla Lipták Suggests Guided-Wave Radar (GWR) is Probably the Simplest and Least Expensive Solution

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Definitions Evolve to Improve All of Process Control

Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker Looks Back 25 Years of Development of Batch Standards

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RoundUp of Newest Online Pressure Tools, Resources

Control Global Editors Search Online for Latest Online Resources, Tools About Online Pressure. Here's What They Found

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2014 Salary Survey: Perks Aplenty?

Factors Other Than Salary and Perks Motivate Our Readers to Come to Work Daily and Do Their Best

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Cloud Service Provides Remote Access to Plant Control System Data Streams

Company Develops Product to Provide Access for Industrial Applications Via a Secure Cloud Server

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The Internet of (Insecure) Things

BYOD security issues raise important questions core to cyber security.

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Auto Tuners and Adaptive Control Perspective Tips

Automating any process can yield big improvements by eliminating human error and adding repeatability and predictability. The benefits are greatest when the best technology and practices are automated, the novice is protected against mistakes, and the specialist is enabled to capitalize on creativity and expertise. The same is true for PID tuning.

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Real hacks of critical infrastructure are occurring – information sharing is not working

Real ICS cyber incidents including cyber attacks against critical infrastructure ICSs continue to occur. Yet, ICSs continue to be connected to the Internet. Moreover, the information is not being adequately shared. Additionally, vulnerabilities such as Aurora are not being adequately addressed yet the government has made the information public.

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Where Does Innovation Come From?

It has been a busy summer.  For the last couple of months I have had the pleasure of pretending to be a venture capitalist. Earlier this year I joined a local organization called the IT Entrepreneurs Network (ITEN) as a mentor.  This is a local organization that exists to help startups in the local area move from the concept stage to securing funding for their business.   I am in St. Louis, not silicon valley of the MIT corridor or the Pacific Northwest, and access to resources such as venture capitalists, advisors, and programming skills is not as easy as it is in those locations, hence the need for a networking forum for would-be innovators.  One of the mentor roles is serving on a panel of mock angel investors.  We meet with and critique the pitches from startups as they present their business plans to us as though we were potential investors.  This has given me some new insight into the innovative process.

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Wireless Design Considerations for Industrial Applications Application Manual

Wireless installations in industrial settings have different challenges and requirements than those found in the typical office environment. A new application guide jointly developed by Rockwell Automation and Cisco is one document to help you better understand what some of those challenges are and how to overcome them.

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Definitions Evolve to Improve All of Process Control
Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker Looks Back 25 Years of Development of Batch Standards

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Tinker with Defaults to Get Value From Smart Devices
Empower Your Staff So They Can Show Thoughtful, Proactive Use of Intelligent Devices, says Writer John Rezabek

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Free Your Mind with OPC HDA ... and the Rest Will Follow
How Do I Access the Data Files/Tables on Your HDA Historian?

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Challenges of Covering Cybersecurity News Beat
Executive Editor Jim Montague Wonders About the Stillborn Security Stories That Got Away

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Giving Thanks for Process Control Achievements
Consultant Sigifredo Nino, Founder and Owner of Summa Control Systems, Inc., Joins Conversation

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New Advances in Flow Instrumentation
Need for Transporting and Accurately Metering Oil, Gas Prompted Latest Developments Says Lessons Learned Columnist Béla Lipták

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Practical Steps for Your Big Data Journey
Focus First on the Data and Assets that Are Most Important to Your Operations

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Predicting Equipment Failures in the Process Plant
Now You Have Option of Using Your Existing Process Historian as the Front End for a Vibration Monitoring System

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Top 50 Automation Suppliers: Changing Latitudes, Changing Attitudes
Major Acquisitions and a Real Shift in Focus for the Automation Industry Going Forward

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How Vulnerable Is Your Safety?
Is Anyone Doing Anything to Protect Your Cybersecurity? You Betcha! The First Line of Defense Better Be You

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