IT in Manufacturing


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In pursuit of the perfect plant
May 2010
The perfect plant is an ideal not an end state. In many organisations today, there are two distinct IT universes. One is populated by ERP and back office solutions. In the other reside the systems that ...

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Manufacturing integration, execution and intelligence - Part 1: Shop floor to top floor integration
May 2010
Who should read this series of articles and why? CEOs, CFOs COOs, CIOs, IT managers, production managers and engineers, will learn about the ‘grand design’ behind today’s manufacturing information solutions, ...

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Software for industrial firewalls
May 2010, Profitek
The EAGLE20 v4.4 software will be installed on all newly bought Hirschmann devices, and available free of charge for existing customers. One of the key new features is off-line configuration. ‘Virtual’ ...

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Siemens introduces PoE switches
May 2010, Siemens Digital Industries
Combined power and data transfer via Industrial Ethernet. Siemens has fitted three of its Industrial Ethernet switches with PoE (Power over Ethernet) functionality in accordance with IEEE 802.3af. Depending ...

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On-line shopping for Mother’s Day
April 2010
Husbands and teenage children need to pay great attention to on-line transactions of all kinds According to an independent research conducted by Dept Information System, University of Cape Town “the ...

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Windows 7 compatibility checker turns out to be a Trojan
May 2010
A deceptive 'help' message invites recipients to check their PCs’ compatibility with Windows 7 by downloading and running an altered version of Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor concealing a Trojan. Cybercriminals ...

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Office 2010 beta impersonator is Trojan
May 2010
The 'big name' cybercrime series continues with an alleged Office 2010 Beta version used as bait. Just a week after the alert on the fake Windows 7 compatibility checker, another interesting e-mail came ...

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Why Wonderware MES wins awards
April 2010, IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support
Market share: The percentage of the total market serviced by a firm or brand. Wikipedia.

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OSIsoft innovation puts an end to seepage
April 2010
Software and metered districts help halifax regional water commission contain losses

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BFR Digital introduces EtherWAN
April 2010, BFR Digital
Rugged composite video over fibre and other hardened data network solutions

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What is 'IT in manufacturing' about? Part 4 - Manufacturing execution systems: the hub of IT in manufacturing
April 2010, IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support
In 2009 MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) changed the wording of MES from manufacturing execution systems to manufacturing enterprise solutions. Since the original definition is probably more familiar to the reading audience, it will be used here.

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Railway tough Ethernet switches
April 2010, RJ Connect
The ToughNet TN-5510/5518 series are EN50155 compliant managed Ethernet switches designed for industrial applications, such as rolling stock, vehicle and railway applications. TN series switches use M12 ...

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Siemens simplifies CNC programming
April 2010, Siemens Digital Industries
Efficient process chain boosts productivity in metal-working. At this year’s Metav trade show in February, the Siemens Division Drive Technologies exhibited products, applications and services aimed ...

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Improving the yield
April 2010
Impala Platinum ensures tight metals accounting processes. Impala Platinum, the second largest platinum producer in the world, has been relying on the production and inventory module of the Infor ERP ...

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EOH makes a mint
March 2010
SA Mint gearing up to make money with Wonderware MES

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Process performance enhancement technology
March 2010, GE Automation & Controls
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms launches advanced software solutions utilising process intelligence to maximise plant performance

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What is 'IT in manufacturing' about? - Part 3: Business IT and shop floor IT
March 2010, IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support
It is time to consider the human aspect of enterprise integration in respect of business IT and shop floor IT.

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Survival of the fittest
March 2010
What should the IT priorities be during a recession? Today the CIO in a struggling manufacturing company must do more with less as the company faces the future uncertainly. Times are tough in mining ...

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Windows Embedded Standard 2009
March 2010
Windows Embedded Standard 2009 is the next generation of Windows XP Embedded. It is based on the XP Embedded technology with Service Pack 3 included. Windows Embedded Standard delivers the power, familiarity, ...

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Windows embedded POSReady 2009
March 2010
In an economy where relationships are increasingly strategic to long-term profitability, businesses need to rely on POS (point-Of-service) devices to strengthen customer loyalty and drive down costs. ...

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