Network Infrastructure

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Industrial Cybersecurity

The importance of network segmentation in cybersecurity strategies

In this Big Picture Interview, be sure that you’re using all the tools at your disposal to both prevent and respond to cyber-attacks.
Network Infrastructure

How to build a wireless communication network

Take your team’s communications ability to the next level.
Network Infrastructure

Effective plant network management

The right testing and troubleshooting strategy can help with upgrades and identifying problems.

Utilize single pair Ethernet to unlock the benefits of big data and IoT

In this installment of Automation Zone, unite IoT device data under a single SPE protocol for better decisions at the right times.
Industrial Automation

Certification testing is key to a functioning network infrastructure

In this installment of Automation Zone, learn about several inexpensive tools that are available to check the cabling runs that keep your operations going.

Secure network foundation needed for maintenance analytics

Tom Walker discusses the similarities between university campuses and industrial facilities.
Network Infrastructure

Proactive patching for your network

In this installment of Automation Zone, learn how to develop a patch management program to help mitigate cybersecurity threats.
Big Data Analytics

4 guideposts on your journey toward a smarter infrastructure

For a stable maintenance and reliability foundation, the end goal must be one of the first considerations.

Join the Digital Manufacturing User Group and connect with peers in industry in your area

Meet like-minded professionals in the Midwest at Putman Media's first after-hours networking event.
Human Machine Interface

What to watch for in automation in 2018

In this installment of Automation Zone, advances in robotics and analytics (and their impact on MRO teams) lead the way.
Network Infrastructure

Move it: OPC classic > OPC UA migration

In this installment of Automation Zone, Arun Ananthampalayam examines how to ensure a seamless transition to the OPC Unified Architecture.
Control Systems

What to watch for next year in automation

In this installment of Automation Zone, interconnectivity, wireless, mobility, digital sensors, and smart MRO lead the way.
Network Infrastructure

Achieve success with your system integrator

In this installment of Automation Zone, we explore what you need to build a productive customer-integrator relationship.
Control Systems

When LOTO isn’t the only answer

In this installment of Automation Zone, alternatives to lockout/tagout can offer safety as well as savings.
Industrial Robotics

Why automation doesn't have to be all-or-nothing

Think your approach to automation has to be “go big or go home”? Think again, says Mitchell Weiss in this Big Picture Interview

How to create a fully connected factory of the future

Going wireless lets one meat processor improve safety and productivity.
Network Infrastructure

How the IIoT can be a gold mine of efficiency

In this installment of What Works, enhanced connectivity means better safety, productivity for a Canadian mine.