Although technology has made the task much easier, this month's cover story explores the cultural challenges in integrating ERP and control systems. Also in the March issue: dealing with calibration drift, DIY asset management and the latest in control valve technology.
In addition to the magazine, the digital edition includes the Spring 2009 issue of Wireless Now and a new product exclusive from Stealth Computing.
In "Control Report" Executive Editor Jim Montague, Digital Managing Editor Katherine Bonfante in"Control Online" and Dan Hebert, Senior Technical Editor, in "Technically Speaking," take on the economic meltdown.
Dieter Schaudel, formerly CTO of Endress+Hauser, discusses in "Other Voices" the perils and pitfalls of moving from factory automation to the world of process.
Our "On the Bus" columnist, John Rezabek, finds freebies in fieldbus, while VP Content Keith Larson talks about sustainability in the current economic climate in "Windup."
My editorial, entitled "It's Not Just a Job..." talks about the seductive nature of the automation profession, and Bela Liptak writes of "The Future of Nuclear Energy."
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