Making Sense of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, or MEMS

Making Sense of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, or MEMS

This article was written by Jesse Bonfeld, business development executive with Sandia National Laboratories and formerly vice president of business development for Sherborne Sensors. Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) describe a type of device or sensor as well...
How Much Is Plant  or Facility Downtime Costing You?

How Much Is Plant or Facility Downtime Costing You?

This article was written by Dave Crumrine and Doug Post, of Interstates.   Downtime costs every factory at least 5% of its productive capacity, and many lose up to 20%. But an estimated 80% of industrial facilities are unable to accurately estimate their total...

Using Social Media to Your Advantage

Presented by Jon DiPietro at ISA Automation Week 2011 Your resume can be hundreds of pages long but weigh nothing. You can speak to several thousand people every day without ever opening your mouth. You can read hundreds of important news stories every day without...
Ice Cream Castles in the Land of Automation

Ice Cream Castles in the Land of Automation

This post was guest authored by Omer Bin Abdul Aziz, an electrical engineer for Avanceon.   On a flight back home, my plane passed above a thick band of monsoon clouds. With the¬†worldly¬†worries left thousands of feet down, I indulged myself in views out of my...
IT as Enabler for Enterprise Value Networks

IT as Enabler for Enterprise Value Networks

This post was written by Andy Chatha, president and CEO at ARC Advisory Group, As I mentioned in opening remarks at an ARC World Industry Forum some years ago, while the business drivers have not changed significantly for industry, the intensity continues to increase....

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