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Agile Project Management for MES Deployments

Successful MES or MOM implementations require a more nimble project management style than traditional project management. Managing in “sprints” is more effective for these long-term, high-risk projects, according to Luigi De Bernardini.

The Right Questions to Ask About the Internet of Things

No matter where you are, it's tough to escape discussion of the Internet of Things. Like any other automation topic, you need to consider the source of information when making decisions regarding your situation.

Replacing Instinct with Data Analytics to Improve Production

When all you're thinking is "show me the money," how often have you found yourself wanting, even demanding, more details and insight into what’s happening in your manufacturing plant? Read Bilal Paracha's take on data analytics tools in this week's CSIA guest blog.

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    Media opportunity: Food Engineering - Due Dec. ...

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    Food Engineering is writing an article for the February 2015 issue on maintenance tools and services to find energy leaks in food and beverage plants. If you make the tools themselves, or provide a service using these tools, there are interview questions...

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    CSIA members are 2015 System Integrators of the...

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    Congratulations to CFE Media's 2015 System Integrators of the Yea r: Maverick Technologies, Polytron and Malisko Engineering. All are CSIA members and all are very deserving of this recognition.

  • Ann Massie Nelson

    Looking for articles or case studies

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    Integrator members, I am looking for a short (700-800 word) feature or case study for the Channel Chat column in ISA's InTech magazine. The article can be about a specific technology, business practice, application or it can be a case study. If you...

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    RE: 4 year Automation Engineering Degrees

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    James, I really like this approach. I question items 4 and 5. I do see the value in having a educators group and a dedicated session. The others however, students and a career fair, are probably a bit much. One, you are not going to have near the...

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    ARC Q2 and Q3 Automation Index now available

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    The ARC Q2 & Q3 Automation Index is now available in the Quarterly Automation Index library . It does not reflect recent energy industry changes, namely declining oil prices. These declining prices may impact the services to be provided to the oil...

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    RE: Requirements Management Software Tools

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    A number of years ago (decades actually), I sold requirements management software to NASA and DOD. The best tool I ever used (not the one I was selling) was called RequistePro. Fair warning, I haven't used it in years. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rrp/

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