Integrator firm announces really ambitious plan to take over the world

This has been tried before, of course, as anybody who's watched the system integrator space for longer than a decade it will be interesting to see how this variant goes.

It's not a dead cat bounce-- Maverick just keeps on getting bigger.

St. Louis based Maverick Technologies, which is one of the largest system integrators in the world, has gotten a wee bit bigger, with a new acquisition that positions them squarely in the food and beverage market.

Why End Users "Heart" Middleware

Most of the gang is working long hours doing the electronic show daily at Emerson Exchange, and Walt is smoking up the wires with blog entries live from beautiful downtown Grapevine, Texas. Meanwhile, back at the Itasca ranch, we're getting reports in from the rest of the process automation world.

CSIA passes a huge milestone!

According to Lou Zimmer of CSIA, the Control System Integrators Association, CSIA has certified its 100th integrator member. Control Technologies, Inc. (, a Fort Smith, Arkansas, system integrator, earned the title following a successful audit that assessed its compliance with CSIA's Best Practices and Benchmarks. Control Te...

CDC Software Offers Unified Prepackaged Operations Management Solution for Process Industries

This morning, CDC Software released CDC Factory, which the company calls "the first packaged manufacturing operations management solution that integrates finite factory scheduling, MES, real-time performance management, quality, maintenance and analytics in one application."

Open Source ERP???

Everybody knows, right? What are some of the things everybody knows? Well, in control system integration, everybody knows that SAP is the ERP system you must have experience with. But the truth is that SAP is for big enterprises.

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INVENSYS WINS AUTOMATION ORDER FROM MAJOR CHINESE CONTRACTOR FOR MEGA POWER PLANT PROJECT IN INDIA 3,600-megawatt generating station one of the largest power plants under construction in India FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - June 21, 2007 - Invensys Process Systems ( has been selected by Shandong No. 3 Electric Power Construction...

Oh, this is truly good! Honest!

Just received this press release from ISA. This is great, especially if the CD is searchable by keyword.


Yokogawa and MAVERICK Technologies announced today that their joint alliance has been selected as the main automation and control contractor for Chevron's global refineries in a long-term agreement. During this time frame, Chevron intends to strengthen operations and reliability at its eight wholly owned refineries by standardizing and modernizing the...

About connecting things together...

On Friday, a whole gang of us went over to the Woodhead facility in Northbrook, IL. Last week was clearly about connectivity, with visiting Turck and Woodhead in the same week. Woodhead makes connectors and cable sets, as do their parent, Molex.