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Bridging the IT/OT Gap with SCADA

Sometimes it can seem like operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) live on two separate planets, especially where data retrieval is concerned. But as Industry 4.0 develops, a business’s continued success is tied to how well both OT and IT staff can access data essential for decision-making and efficient plant procedures. SCADA may provide…

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Decentralized Production: The Future of Industry

Crises have a way of shining a light on outdated or problematic modes of doing things, especially in hindsight—but sometimes as they’re ongoing as well. The pandemic caused by COVID-19 provides an excellent example.  As automation production went global, select areas became key production hubs. This centralized production, once thought to buoy process control and…