Top 5 Control Engineering content: February 20-26, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include cybersecurity news, mergers and acquisitions, and neural networks.

By David Miller February 27, 2023

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered cybersecurity news, mergers and acquisitions, and neural networks.

1. Analysis: Ability to delay Microsoft DCOM hardening patch ends as of March 2023

The mandatory Microsoft DCOM hardening patch, “one of the best changes Microsoft has made for DCOM,” effects only a small percentage, but still a large number of applications. There’s no postponing the patch as of March. Be aware of the impact and related misinformation.

2. 2023 System Integrator Giants

CFE Media and Technology presents the 2023 System Integrator Giants, a ranking of the top systems integrators by system integration revenue as reported in the Global System Integrator Database.

3. 2023: The year ahead for automation market M&A, capital markets

The automation industry remains strong and robust, but there are questions ahead as a possible economic recession looms. Seven insights on the coming year for the M&A and capital placement markets related to automation are highlighted.

4. Hot Control Engineering controllers articles in 2022

The most-viewed articles about controllers posted over the last year include PLC programming advice, tips and picking the best controller.

5. Neural network models learning from examples without training controllers articles in 2022

An MIT study shows how large language models can learn a new task from just a few examples, without the need for any new training data.