Does Your Industrial Business Have a Strategy for the Internet of Things? 75 Percent Do Not!

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The Internet of Things is the hot trend in the industrial sector today, but many companies are having a hard time making the investment. A recent survey by the Genpact Research Institute and IndustryWeek conducted by Penton Research looked at business perspectives on IoT adoption in the industrial sector. It received responses from C-Suite, Senior… Read more »

How Are Utilities Focusing More on Customers?

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The energy industry has been on the brink of massive change for years. The falling prices of renewable energy, the rising cost of carbon generation, the growing political concern over climate change, and the transformation of energy storage capabilities have taken us that much closer to the future of energy production. With all the upheaval… Read more »

When Is the Skills-Based Resume for You?

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The job market has changed substantially to reflect today’s project and skills-focused business climate. Professionals are no longer starting with a company fresh out of school and sticking with them through to retirement. Rather, workers advance through their career by taking on new and interesting challenges, often with different employers. And their resumes often look… Read more »

What Questions Should You Ask a Mechanical Designer?

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When looking to hire a mechanical designer for your team, you want to make sure you are asking the right questions to ensure they are a good fit for your crew. As a hiring manager, you need to find the people who are not only most qualified and have the most relevant experience, but also… Read more »

3 Ways ERP Helps Your Business Make Better Decisions

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ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning is a category of business management software that is used to collect, store and manage data from throughout a business’s many activities such as product planning, purchasing, manufacturing, marketing, sales, inventory management, shipping, and finance.  It provides insight into core business processes. Here are three key ways you can use… Read more »

What Security Challenges Do Distributed Control Systems Present?

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Distributed control systems offer some exciting opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Their ability to provide rapid response to real-time conditions holds a lot of promise for companies eager to see how the Internet of Things applies to their daily processes. That said, there are a number of challenges, particularly related to security issues when devices… Read more »

Want Your Business to Grow? Then Do This for Your Employees

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A company’s employees are the cornerstone of their success. In order for a growing company to scale up effectively, they need to invest in not only hiring the best talent, but retaining the rockstar workers they already have on staff. There are a number of ways most companies go about attracting new recruits and keeping… Read more »

How Do Event-Triggered Control Systems Differ from Time-Triggered?

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It’s undeniable that the manufacturing and energy sectors have been revolutionized as a result of big data and the modern connectivity that has infiltrated the work space. The Internet of Things (commonly referred to as the IoT) has seen widespread use of machinery with networking capabilities and connectivity sensors that allow for exciting and much… Read more »

Is Your Budget Limited? Here’s How to Stay Committed to Safety

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Workplace safety is crucial to sustained business success, particularly in the energy industry. If you are concerned at the creeping cost of effective safety training or protocols, don’t let that impact your commitment to the safety of your workforce. The cost of repeated accidents and the loss of a good reputation will harm your business… Read more »

“Why” Matters to Your Engineering Team

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Productivity is one of those buzzwords that is thrown around quite a lot these days. Whether your team is struggling with maintaining a good level of productivity or leveraging new tools or strategies to improve productivity, it seems to be on every manager’s mind. There is good reason for that. Productivity is one of the… Read more »