This article was printed in CONTROL's April 2009 edition.
You’re missing some of the most interesting control-related (mostly) chatter going. Here are links to the best of our blogs and the most popular blog entries so far in 2009.
Back in early January, editor in chief Walt Boyes got as much of the story of Invensys Process Systems personnel changes as anyone from the uncharacteristically unchatty company: “I can confirm for you that Paulett Eberhart, formerly president and CEO of Invensys Process Systems, is no longer with Invensys.” See "Paulett Eberhart leaves Invensys" for the whole scoop.
SoundOff! also named two of the worst cyberterrorists in the world: stupidity and carelessness. Find more of this research at "Cyber-Terrorists Identified."
SoundOff! interviewed Shalli Kumar, chairman and CEO of electronic parts manufacturer AVG, about his ideas for the Big Three automakers’ bailout. Read “Mr. Kumar Bugs Washington."
For the skinny on President Barak Obama’s special BlackBerry, go to “Cybesecurity Obama Style."
At Unfettered, what’s hot and what’s not in cybersecurity falls under the expert eye of Joe Weiss.
For news of the 2009 Control System Cyber Security Conference and a reprise of an interview with U.S. Rep. James Langevin, former chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology, go to "2009 Control System Cyber Security Conference - Mark Your Calendar."
Walt Boyes asks about the new comprehensive security and compliance solution from Berkana Resources Corp. and CIDG Corp, Who’s going to use this set of tools? See Walt’s post "New security tool suite released-- but can users use it properly?"
Finally, Joe Weiss tackles the Smart Grid and what it means for automation processes security at "Smart Grid and cyber security."
Learn about the concept of the OPC Bridge, its solution architecture, required software components and features to help integrators differentiate between OPC Bridge products.
Green Variable-Frequency Drives
To be truly “green,” technology must be sustainable and energy-efficient. Learn to optimize the frequency of a three-phase, AC induction motor’s voltage supply and provide energy savings.
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FDT Technology Delivers a Hole In One!
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Best Practices for Industrial Networking
In this three-part podcast, Walt Boyes, and Paul Wacker, networking guru from Advantech Automation, cover the basics of modern digital networking for the industrial environment.
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