Top 50 Automation Companies of 2017: Digitalization takes over

The IIoT is transforming the Top 50 into software and services companies

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All the wells, mines, platforms, refineries, plants, columns, pipelines, sensors, analyzers and instruments are still chugging away as usual. Everything else is changing. Everything, that is, related to data acquisition, monitoring, process control, analytics, modeling, simulation and optimization, which are quickly moving into software, Ethernet-based, Internet protocol (IP) networking, and server-based data processing. This storm surge of digital transformation, driven by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud computing, advanced analytics and the push to managed services, continues to transform how the Top 50 biggest worldwide and North American automation…

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I/O Systems

All you need to know about I/O can be found in the pages of this eBook. Selected by the editors of Control, this eBook includes technology trends, articles and tutorials. Download it here. 


New Quizzes! Test your control knowledge

Greg McMillan and Control Global test your process automation control knowledge in new ControlGlobal Quizzes. New quizzes are released every two weeks. The first two quizzes are now live, catch up now! Test your smarts.

Our latest issue: October 2018

The storm surge of digital transformation continues to transform how the Top 50 biggest worldwide and North American automation suppliers do business. Read the issue.


Live: An interactive conversation with safety experts

Join us Oct. 18 for this live, interactive panel of process safety experts exploring profitable safety, process safety and digital strategy, IIoT and process safety, and more. Register now.

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