Top 5 Control Engineering content: February 27-March 5, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include cybersecurity news, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), and edge computing.

By David Miller March 6, 2023
Courtesy: Brett Sayles.

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered cybersecurity news, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), and edge computing.

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. AMR multi-fleet orchestration software market growing

While multi-fleet orchestration platforms continue to grow in popularity, the jury is still out on whether high-level control or low-level control will be more effective in the long-term.

5. Five things to know before diving into edge technologies

Edge computing can help companies gather and process data more quickly, but those getting started need to understand how much data they’re processing and how their systems work. Five tips for integrating edge computing are highlighted.