ISA Interchange

Welcome to the official blog of the International Society of Automation (ISA).

This blog covers numerous topics on industrial automation such as operations & management, continuous & batch processing, connectivity, manufacturing & machine control, and Industry 4.0.

The material and information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. ISA blog posts may be authored by ISA staff and guest authors from the automation community. Views and opinions expressed by a guest author are solely their own, and do not necessarily represent those of ISA. Posts made by guest authors have been subject to peer review.

Digitalization of Production Facilities

The term “digitalization” (or the phrase “digital transformation”) has different meaning as applied ...
Anil Pushkaran Feb 19, 2021 5:30:00 AM

What Is Fog Computing?

Before explaining fog computing, we need to make sure we have a solid understanding of cloud computi...
Ryan Warrington Feb 16, 2021 5:15:00 AM

Is IT/OT Convergence Just a Buzz Term?

So, is “IT/OT convergence” just another gimmicky buzz term? You could argue that it is. Whenever som...
Grant Vokey Feb 9, 2021 5:30:00 AM

Legacy Equipment and IIoT: Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

Like it or not, digital transformation is real, and must be a part of your overall business strategy...
David Schultz Feb 5, 2021 5:00:00 AM

The Role of Data Analytics for Asset Owners in the Oil and Gas Industry

Today’s economic pressures in the oil and gas industry require streamlined operations with fewer peo...
Jennifer Halsey Jan 25, 2021 5:00:00 AM

Cyber-Physical Systems: The Core of Industry 4.0

The principle idea behind the implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions is to empower manufacturing c...
Rajabahadur V. Arcot Jan 12, 2021 5:15:00 AM

7 Drivers of Digital Transformation

One of the activities of migrating from Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0 is that of digital transformati...
David Schultz Dec 29, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Augmented Reality in Smart Manufacturing

In today’s digital age, new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), a...
Sandeep Kumar Dec 18, 2020 5:30:00 AM

What Is IoT Security?

History of Security Security has been important to human society for a long, long time. But as time ...
Jacob Chapman Dec 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Why Does Industry 4.0 Depend on Data?

Data is the raw material from which we make decisions. With the proper context, data becomes informa...
Sam Russem Dec 8, 2020 5:15:00 AM

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