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Don’t Get Held for Ransom

6.27.2017Electronic securityBy:   This week it’s Petya. Last month, headlines about WannaCry ransomware briefly grabbed the world’s attention. The sad truth is that not a day passes without some organization being held hostage by encryption-based ransomware. Here are a few sobering facts: Nearly 40% of all businesses have been affected to some…

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Living on the Edge: Real-Time Intelligence at the Points of Production

6.22.2017IIoTBy:   There’s a lot of excitement about how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will reshape manufacturing, utilities, and other industrial operations. As companies reimagine their operations, many have questions about how to take advantage of edge computing in order to capture the high-value gains of IIoT. During a recent…

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When industrial automation enables innovation, anything is possible

5.25.2017IABy:   In today’s automated world, Industrial enterprises are being empowered to become dramatically more productive 24/7/365, with the objective of doing more with less.  The key to success in this world is modernizing your infrastructure while reducing the complexity of your control systems.  Watch this short video on how Stratus…

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Going over the Edge – And Doing it Right

5.16.2017Edge, IIoTBy:   Not long ago, data centers were the primary bastions for data, servers, networking, applications, and other infrastructure. Residing in these locations, or at least nearby, often was a highly skilled IT staff focused on designing, testing, and supporting all of that infrastructure. But the paradigm for the data center…

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Curious findings at Automation Modernization

5.10.2017IA, IIoTBy:   It’s always an interesting experience to go to events in the field and have the opportunity to talk directly to customers and partners. Recently, I had the chance to participate in an “Automation Modernization” event organized by the Tulsa office of our partner, Rexel. With over 180 attendees, it…

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Road to IIoT: Lessons for Manufacturers from Other Industries

5.4.2017IIoTBy:   For most manufacturers, the road to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an evolutionary journey. And while it may be marked with twists and turns, it doesn’t have to be fraught with risk and uncertainty. In a recent article I wrote for Manufacturing Business Technology, I explain how…

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Scenic and Critical Water Systems at Shanghai Disney Stay Safe with Stratus

4.26.2017High Availability, WastewaterBy:   Imagine annually hosting 25 million theme park visitors that expect a magical and safe experience and the public health consequences if water contamination occurred at the site. That’s why Shanghai Disney Resort, the newest and largest Disney theme park in Asia, takes no chances. They run their water monitoring…

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Building security systems lock down continuous uptime

4.19.2017Building Security, Smart BuildingsBy:   Moviegoers know the danger of a tiny interruption in a building security system. In Oceans 11—and other fictional heists—just a brief flicker on the security center’s video monitor tells the audience that thieves have infiltrated the system to execute their nefarious plan. In reality, today’s building security is more…

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Spring Ahead with the Stratus “Top 5” Most Popular Blogs

4.12.2017IA, IIoTBy:   As we welcome spring, we at Stratus wanted to reflect on our five most popular blogs of the last few months of winter. It’s no coincidence that they all had a common theme: the industrial internet of things (IIoT)—a clear indication that the IIoT is gaining traction as the…

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Celebrate IoT Day – Join the Conversation

4.7.2017IIoTBy:   April 9, 2017 is the 7th annual IoT Day. While it seems like every day has become a national day of something, IoT Day holds a special place for Stratus and our customers as it reminds us to take a step back and think about the important issues surrounding…

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