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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.

Does IIoT Live Up to the Hype?

There sure is an awful lot of hype about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). One cannot attend...
Eric J. Byres Jul 22, 2019 9:00:46 AM

Process Plants Need New Approaches to Leverage Actionable Information From Big Data

In May 2011, the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company released a research report titled...
Michael Risse Jul 1, 2019 9:00:39 AM

How to Use Asset Performance Management as a Driver for Digital Industrial Transformation

Digital transformation will not happen overnight, but it will happen quickly. While the IoT is quick...
Jeremiah Stone Jun 3, 2019 9:00:11 AM

What Skill Sets Do You Need to Excel at IIoT Applications in an Automation Industry Career?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program...
Greg McMillan Feb 20, 2019 10:42:49 AM

How to Use Pattern Recognition Software to Automate the Analysis of Plant Historian Data

In this information age, data is everywhere. How can we improve efficiencies and organize this infor...
Bert Baeck Feb 6, 2019 10:42:44 AM

IIoT Applications Deliver a Competitive Advantage to Process Industries

This post was authored by Deanna Johnson, director of marketing communications for machine automatio...
Contributing Authors Mar 21, 2018 10:42:54 AM

How to Use the Cloud to Store and Distribute Manufacturing Data

This post was authored by Larry Combs, vice president of customer service and support at InduSoft, a...
Contributing Authors Sep 18, 2017 10:42:41 AM

Separating Hype from the True Value of Industrial Big Data Analytics

This post was authored by Matthew Littlefield, president and principal analyst of LNS Research.
Contributing Authors Jul 19, 2017 10:42:34 AM

How to Succeed with the Industrial Internet of Things

This post was authored by Greg Gorbach and Chantal Polsonetti of ARC Advisory Group.
Contributing Authors Dec 28, 2016 10:42:06 AM

Webinar: Benefits of Integrating IIoT-Ready PLC and DCS Platforms

This guest blog post was written by Andrew Brodie, global control offerings marketing leader at Hone...
Contributing Authors Nov 2, 2016 10:42:32 AM

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