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ISA's Top Blog Posts of 2024 (So Far)

It's been a great year so far for the International Society of Automation (ISA). ISA members from around the world celebrated the third annual International Automation Professionals Day, cementing the idea that automation depends on people. Our organization also hosted the OT Cybersecurity Summit, more than doubling attendance in the conference's second year.

On the ISA Interchange blog, we've kept you updated on these events as well as a wide range of other topics related to industrial automation. As we look ahead to the next few months and make plans for the rest of the year, we're reviewing the posts in which you—our ISA Interchange blog readers—have expressed the most interest. 

We thought it might be intriguing to share some insights we've found from that deep dive, including the top blog posts published so far in 2024. We're always looking to bring you articles on topics you find helpful, so if you have any suggestions, we welcome your comments. We would also like to invite you to contribute your own articles to the blog. We're always looking for submissions.

Here are the highest performing blog posts from the first half of 2024.


10. AI in Oil: Unleashing a New Era of Efficiency and Innovation (Emily Newton, published 19 January 2024)

9.  When Are We Modernizing Control Systems? (Greg McMillan for "Ask the Automation Pros," published 22 January 2024)

8 (tie). Intelligent Automation: Overcoming Challenges for Seamless Implementation (Amol Kakade, published 20 February 2024)

8 (tie). ISA Offers Thought Leadership for the Automation Profession (ISA President Prabhu Soundarrajan, published 24 May 2024)

7. 3 Ways Industry 4.0 Can Upgrade Industrial Water Treatment Methods (Emily Newton, published 12 March 2024)

6. Understanding Data Mesh and the Modern Smart Factory (Sukanta Kumar Rout, published 3 January 2024)

5. Symptom vs. Cause vs. Root Cause (Grant Vokey, published 6 February 2024)

4. How to Best Migrate from Obsolete to Modern Instrumentation and Control Systems (Greg McMillan for "Ask the Automation Pros," published 30 April 2024)

3. Key Takeaways from My Year as ISA President (ISA Past President Marty Bince, published 12 January 2024)

2. ISA Business Academy: A Mini-MBA for Automation Industry Leaders (published 11 March 2024)

1. How Can We Improve or Eliminate Split Range Control? (Greg McMillan for "Ask the Automation Pros," published 5 March 2024)


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Kara Phelps
Kara Phelps
Kara Phelps is the communications and public relations manager for ISA.

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