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  • Data into information

    When designing information transfer systems, Editor in Chief Walt Boyes believes it is critical to be able to weigh properly the value of each piece of information.

    Walt Boyes, Editor in Chief
    10/25/2004
  • AutomationXchange is a smash hit!

    CONTROL magazine's first annual exchange to bring end-users and vendors together to work on collaborative projects proved to be a big success for the automation community, prompting similar focused events to be scheduled next year.

    Walt Boyes, Editor in Chief
    10/08/2004
  • What’s in a Name? Podcast

    Listen to Walt Boyes's December 2007 column, What's in a Name?

    Walt Boyes, Editor in Chief
    12/04/2007
  • Top 50 Automation Companies of 2010

    The Numbers for the Top 50 Automation Companies Look Very Good, but the Recovery Feels Wobbly. Could That Be a Broken Bridge Over the Next Hill?

    Walt Boyes, David Clayton, Inderpreet Shoker
    12/06/2011
  • Top 50 Automation Companies of 2011

    The Economic Recovery Is Serene. Meet The 2011 Top 50 Leaders, Find Out How the Automation Market Stands And Learn Our Predictions of What's Coming Next

    Walt Boyes, David Clayton and Inderpreet Shoker
    12/06/2012
  • Are You Ready for Process Control?

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes asserts that today's tools have shifted our viewpoint and that process automation professionals need to care more about the process itself, and not just the controls.

    Walt Boyes
    12/01/2004
  • Who do we trust?

    Among high-tech industries, surveys show that end users of process automation equipment and systems trust their vendors more than trade magazines, industry analysts and others.

    Walt Boyes
    01/03/2007
  • Final control

    What’s the latest on control valves? Editor in Chief Walt Boyes takes a look at the current marketplace for the final element that all control stuff is aimed at—the control valve that produces the end result.

    Walt Boyes
    03/07/2007
  • The virtues of simplicity

    If we can design higher level development tools, both hardware and software, all the way down to kids’ toy level, imagine what we’re about to see for design tools for professional automation applications.

    Walt Boyes
    04/01/2007
  • Finally playing nice

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes congratulates the members of the SP100 Industrial Wireless Standard committee for their willingness to compromise in the name of service to the end-user community.

    Walt Boyes
    05/01/2007
  • Take one for the team!

    Organizations that only serve declining memberships are missing the point. The number of automation professionals isn’t declining; it is the number of them who feel the need to be included that’s declining.

    Walt Boyes
    06/01/2007
  • Out of the Automation Box

    ISA announces the S100 Compliance Institute to test and enforce compliance with new wireless standard. The S100 will be avilable to the publin in late 2008.

    Walt Boyes
    07/13/2007
  • One Ring to Rule Them All

    Recently there have been a spate of product introductions of wireless networks that let you incorporate anything and everything into your control system: hazardous gas sniffers, man-down and personnel location services, other RFID feeds, intrusion alarms, safety shower alarms, and more.

    Walt Boyes
    08/01/2007
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