Bill Polk

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Energy Efficiency October 7, 2009

Bill Polk: Automation and Control Vendors Help Save the Planet

While the firms you hear about in the press are certainly providing solutions that help the global CO2 problem, the unheralded champions of sustainability are the control and automation vendors.

By Bill Polk
Energy Efficiency September 1, 2009

Dirty little secret: Automation and control vendors leading fight against carbon emissions

"Green IT," "energy-efficient data centers" or any other term you want to give the effort to reduce the carbon footprint of technology centers is a waste of time and money. OK, I don't mean exactly a waste of time and money but it's not where smart companies focus their limited resources.

By Bill Polk
PID, APC July 7, 2009

New automation strategies can transform how-and where-products are made

Companies have made great strides in improving how they design, build, and manage their product supply networks, but there have been no transformational changes to physically manufacturing products. It's time to think radically about how to manufacture in a "dark" site, where you have little to no labor.

By Bill Polk