Manufacturing Business Technology Staff
When it comes to securing industrial networks, policies from the enterprise (IT) and manufacturing sides can differ. Co-authors Gregory Wilcox and Dan Knight, from Rockwell Automation and Cisco Systems, respectively, give specific advice on "computer hardening" and "controller hardening" so the entire manufacturing enterprise can be protected.
Report indicates greater awareness of need for green and efficiency initiatives across supply chains, but lack of leadership and standardized sustainability metrics hamper efforts.
Integrity software platform assists with documentation creation, configuration changes, and troubleshooting.
Integrated products from original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement will focus on industrial enterprise wireless application networks and industrial enterprise mobility, say Apprion and Motorola.
Latest release of the Oracle E-Business Suite is said to provide rapid value solutions, global enterprise platform, and industry-specific capabilities.
Cost-effective software dashboard will help visualize, manage, and alarm, and increase productivity of wind farm operations, Iconics says.
Labor optimization software meets scheduling needs of production environments.
QuickStart use cases for Proficy Workflow from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms can help users understand the benefits of digitizing and standardizing work processes.
Service-oriented architecture—or SOA—was a concept developed by IT professionals to ease the process of integrating the growing number of disparate applications that were sprouting on corporate networks. But it soon became apparent that a properly structured SOA could have much greater value: serving as a platform for the quick, easy creation of new, innovative business processes. This Webcast will highlight manufacturers are using SOAs to build the agile technical and business infrastructures that are necessary to maintain a competitive edge in a constantly changing business environment.
SAP first quarter 2009 shows a strong margin at 13.9%, with 3% less total revenue.