System Integrators

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 13-19

Articles about the System Integrator Giants, robotics and AI in agriculture, subscription software, system integrator relationships, and advanced process control were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 13-19. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra January 20, 2020
Intuitive touchscreen displays put a wealth of real-time data and analysis tools at operators’ fingertips so they can monitor, adjust and learn from their machinery while moving through the field. Courtesy: John Deere/RIA

The top 5 most read articles online, from January 13-19 for Control Engineering covered the System Integrator Giants, robotics and AI in agriculture, subscription software, system integrator relationships, and advanced process control. Links to each article below.

1. 2020 System Integrator Giants

The overall gross revenue for the top 100 system integrators and their parent companies topped $26.4 billion as most businesses saw growth.

2. Cultivating robotics and AI for sustainable agriculture

Technology advances ranging from better autonomous vehicles to smarter machines will help relieve the effects of an aging agricultural workforce and a shrinking supply of workers.

3. Subscription software drives digital transformation

A subscription delivery model can hasten adoption automation software required to progress in the journey toward digital transformation.

4. System integrator relationships key to manufacturers’ competitive advantage

There are many reasons why it’s better to have a deeper, strategic partnership with an integrator that goes beyond an individual project; here are a few.

5. Advanced process control: More answers

After a webcast on “Advanced process control: Past, present and future,” more answers to audience questions are provided by the webcast speaker covering advanced process control (APC) to help with process optimization.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Jan. 13-19, for articles published within the last two months.

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


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for Control Engineering and has worked for the magazine since 2011. He edits articles on all automation topics and has written on topics including robotics, power generation, IIoT, AI/machine learning, and more. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature degree from North Central College and is also a self-published crime/mystery novelist on Amazon.