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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.

How Virtual Reality Makes Industrial Training More Immersive and Meaningful

Immersive technology advancements extend far beyond commercial and consumer use cases, having the po...
Peter Richmond Jan 27, 2020 6:42:30 AM

Why Systems Integrators Need to Advance Beyond Traditional Instrumentation and Control Skill Sets

This post was authored by Collin Dailey, a technology development engineer at Phoseon Technology, an...
Contributing Authors Jul 31, 2019 9:00:12 AM

Industrial Automation Workers Need a Wider Array of Technical Skills and Knowledge

This post was written by industrial security expert and ISA99 Committee Co-Chair Eric Cosman.
Eric Cosman Oct 31, 2018 10:42:51 AM

Future Engineers Benefit from ISA Student Sections

This post was authored by Leo Staples, senior manager, utility operational compliance, at OGE Energy...
Contributing Authors Nov 20, 2017 10:42:36 AM

How to Close the Operator Competency Gap in Process Industries

This guest blog post was written by Martin Ross, product manager for UniSim Competency Suite at Hone...
Contributing Authors Jan 23, 2017 10:42:09 AM

Webinar Recording: Steps You Can Take to Help Close the Industrial Skills Gap

This guest blog post was written by Ram Ramamoorthy, strategic manufacturing solutions manager at MA...
Contributing Authors Aug 1, 2016 10:42:01 AM

Are Parents Out of Touch with Careers in Manufacturing?

This post is authored by Joel Don, ISA's community manager. Connect with Joel at LinkedIn or Twitter...
Joel Don May 30, 2016 10:42:18 AM

Webinar Recording: How to Prevent the Skilled Worker Shortage From Slowing Manufacturing Momentum

This guest blog post was written by Ram Ramamoorthy, strategic manufacturing solutions manager at MA...
Contributing Authors Feb 1, 2016 10:42:41 AM

Workforce Development is a Team Effort

This post was authored by Graham Nasby, ISA Leader and a specialist in water and wastewater industri...
Contributing Authors Jul 20, 2015 10:42:46 AM

Four Myths About Why We Have a Shortage of Engineers

This is an excerpt from the March/April 2014 issue of InTech magazine and was written by Chad Harper...
Contributing Authors Nov 5, 2014 10:42:03 AM

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