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How Food Manufacturers Can Benefit from Going Paperless

9.5.2017ManufacturingBy:   As published in Food Quality & Safety Almost every large food enterprise has already started its paperless journey, replacing paper-based processes in everything from order management to manufacturing to distribution and warehousing all the way to customer support. Going paperless offers huge competitive dividends as it helps manufacturers simplify operations…

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Food firms urged to exploit intelligent supply chains

9.5.2017ManufacturingBy:   As published in FOOD manufacture Food and drink manufacturers need to be “nimble enough to evolve on the fly” in embracing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) if they want to avoid losing business, a software expert has claimed. http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Supply-Chain/Food-manufacturers-urged-to-embrace-intelligent-supply-chains Stratus will be at PROCESS EXPO, the global food equipment and…

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Digital disruption from farm to fork: Tracking the food supply

9.5.2017ManufacturingBy:   As published in Food DIVE By 2050, the Earth’s population is set to swell from 7 billion to 9 billion. According to a 2015 report from the World Resources Institute, the agricultural sector will need to increase production by approximately 25% in order to meet the resulting demand. According to…

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Addressing Industry Challenges in Water and Waste Water with Modern Technology

9.1.2017WastewaterBy:   Manufacturing operational challenges abound in all industries. Water and waste water are no exception and share some common challenges. Unlike many manufacturing organizations which operate for profit, the water and waste water industry consists of two main types of entities: government-run and cost centers that operate in private companies.…

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Are edge computing and IIoT changing the way we think about data?

8.24.2017Edge, IIoTBy:   As featured in ReadWrite As we observe what’s happening in industrial enterprises, there’s an interesting evolution occurring—one that has important implications as companies make their first tentative steps toward the industrial Internet of things (IIoT). Traditionally, operational technology (OT) teams have tended to think of their environment in terms…

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The emergence of a new IT species: The IT/OT hybrid professional

8.9.2017IIoTBy:   As featured in ReadWrite A key tenet of Darwin’s theory of evolution is the idea of adaptation, in which a species changes over time to better adapt to its environment. Based on discussions with industrial organizations getting involved in the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), I believe we’re witnessing…

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How much unplanned downtime for water treatment systems is acceptable?

8.4.2017IA, WastewaterBy:   Welcome back to the second blog in the series relating to a recent Twitter poll we launched to gauge industry audience insights and sentiments in specific Industrial Automation (IA) sectors.  These IA vertical markets include Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, and Water & Wastewater.  As a reminder, we…

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32,000 responses to Stratus’ Twitter poll yields the popular opinion on converging IT and OT

7.26.2017IABy:   In the ever-evolving industry of Industrial Automation, trends and best practices are constantly changing with the goal of helping companies become better, smarter, and faster. Understanding that we need to be at the forefront of these conversations, Stratus launched a questionnaire poll on Twitter to gauge industry understanding of…

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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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