From Larry O'Brien at ARC: Apparently something. Hey Walt -- How's your FDT research going? I read Dick Caro's article. Speaking as someone who has gone through the meat grinder on this topic from both sides, there are some interesting resources out there I can point you to.
From Frank Brogan, local arrangements committee: Walt: Your suggestion took fruit. Any train service that uses the Union Station in Downtown Chicago! ISA will have bus service from the Union Station to McCormick Place and return service to the Union Station from McCormick Place. 7:00 A.M.
This entry is almost two weeks late...due to my hectic travel schedule, mostly. On Sept. 30th, Keith Larson and I met with Dennis Gillespie, president of MOST (MTL Open System Technologies) and his colleague, Dave Reynolds, vice president of marketing.
From ISA: Through ISA SP99 Standards Committee on Manufacturing and Control Systems Security, automation leaders from around the world are leading the way in defining consensus approaches to securing manufacturing and control systems. You are invited to contribute to that effort by reviewing the work of the committee.
The recent announcement by Maverick Technologies of the purchase of GE's system integrator business is really a directory of lost companies tale: Paul Galeski of Maverick originally got GE into the system integrator business by selling them his previous company, Magnum Technologies...and now he has it back, for rather less...
New Officers for MESA were announced at the P2E (Plant to Enterprise) conference in Orlando recently. Taking over from Kevin Roach (late of GE and now with Rockwell Software) as Chairman is Karsten Newbury, Siemens Energy and Automation, General Manager, Process Automation Systems and Manufacturing Execution Systems; Vice Chairman is...
This is from Information Week's outsourcing email newsletter: Editor's Note: Indian Call Centers May No Longer Be Worth The Trouble While offshoring call center work to India can save businesses millions, the practice can very quickly become a boondoggle if quality of service slips.
From Glenn Allmendinger of Harbor Research: The Ubiquity Shift We at Harbor Research are proud and excited to report we have an article in the October issue of the Harvard Business Review entitled Four Strategies for the Age of Smart Services.