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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.

Securing Industrial Networks: It’s a Journey

When I meet with manufacturers, I usually hear some version of the following: “We’re digitizing to g...
Vikram Sharma Aug 24, 2021 5:30:00 AM

How New Technology Is Enabling Wider Application of Wireless Valve Control

It took many years, but wireless technology has become accepted by skeptical instrument engineers wo...
Shuji Yamamoto Feb 26, 2020 6:42:04 AM

Edge Analytics Can Help When Cloud Computing and Big Data Fall Short

This post was authored by Andrew Hopkins, managing director of Accenture Mobility, and Brian Irwin, ...
Contributing Authors Jan 29, 2020 7:42:36 AM

How to Design and Configure Secure Industrial Networks

In today's connected world, securing industrial control systems (ICSs) is more important than ever. ...
Richard Wood Jan 22, 2020 10:42:29 AM

Primer: Essential Guide to Industrial Wireless Network Configuration and Layout Options

One of the first steps when creating a new wireless instrumentation network using ISA100 Wireless, o...
Shuji Yamamoto Dec 30, 2019 9:00:38 AM

How to Integrate Industrial and Information Networks

This post was authored by Dan McGrath, P.E., associate director at Cognizant, and previously solutio...
Contributing Authors Sep 5, 2016 10:42:10 AM

Stronger than Firewalls: Cybersecurity Protects Industrial Site Safety

This is an abstract that will be presented at ISA Automation Week 2012 in Orlando, Florida.
Juliann Grant Aug 8, 2012 2:35:44 PM

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