Top 5 Control Engineering content: January 9-15, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week covered universal automation, MQTT benefits, SI Giants, control system management and more.

By Chris Vavra January 16, 2023
Courtesy: Schneider Electric

Control Engineering’s top 5 content over the past week covered universal automation, MQTT benefits, SI Giants, control system management and more. Links to each article below.

1. Universal automation lays the foundation for smart factories

Universal automation can help make smart factories a reality in process industries and giving users more freedom and flexibility in their day-to-day activities.

2. Leveraging MQTT, industrial edge devices in automation projects

Message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) and industrial edge devices remove systemic limitations, communicate more data and improve system security for IIoT implementations.

3. SI Giants 2023 average system integration revenue increases

Supply chain, staffing and COVID-19 are main concerns among SI Giant system integrators.

4. Taking control of your control system

Today’s input/output (I/O)-agnostic control solutions help plants break free of provider “lock in,” providing more choice and faster return on investment in modernization projects.

5. 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.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, January 9-15, 2023, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.