Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 19-25: Engineers’ Choice finalists, 2016 SI Giants, system integration solutions, more

Articles about the Engineers' choice finalists, the 2016 System Integrator Giants, system integration solutions, SCADA and the IIoT, and six DCS/PLC action items were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 19-25. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra December 27, 2016

The top 5 most read articles online, from Dec. 19-25 for Control Engineering, covered the Engineers’ choice finalists, the 2016 System Integrator Giants, system integration solutions, SCADA and the IIoT, and six DCS/PLC action items. Links to each article below.

1. 2017 Engineers’ Choice Finalists 

For a limited time, the official Engineers’ Choice ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers. Vote for the best Engineers’ Choice finalists of 116 entries across 28 categories. 

2. 2016 System Integrator Giants

The System Integrator Giants program (SI Giants) lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database, ranked solely on total system integration revenue. 

3. How to find the right recipe for successful system integration solutions

The success of a bourbon plant’s system integration requires a smooth combination of controls and information.

4. SCADA is not a middleware

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) can improve operations. Learn how.

5. Six action items for an aging DCS/PLC

Plant and operations managers need to be aware that their distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) could be obsolete and they should take appropriate steps to deal with the problem. Six immediate action items for an aging system are highlighted.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, December 19-25, for articles published within the last two months.  

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.