Billion Smart Factory Market 2017 DUBLIN, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Smart Factory Market by Technology (DCS, PLC, MES, ERP, SDADA, PAM, HMI, PLM), Component (Sensors, Industrial Robots, Machine Vision Systems, Industrial 3D Printing), End-User Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022” report to their […]

Experion® PKS helps customers upgrade their legacy systems with lower capital investment to boost productivity and reliability   SHANGHAI, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions (HPS) today announced that it will upgrade four process control systems that will improve reliability and help prevent unplanned shutdown losses for one of China’s largest copper […]

From Control Global Submitted by Joe Weiss on Fri, 04/28/2017 – 16:14 Additional information concerning the April 21st San Francisco outage The April 21, 2017, San Francisco outage should raise red flags at DOE, FERC and NERC about how they classify Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) and Bulk Electric System (BES) assets beyond voltage […]

ABB and IBM announce a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure. Customers will benefit from ABB’s deep domain knowledge and extensive portfolio of digital solutions combined with IBM’s expertise […]

At approximately 9am on April 21, 2017, ONE breaker failed in PG&E’s Larkin Street substation. This ONE breaker in ONE substation brought the city of San Francisco to its knees.  The implications are numbing, particularly considering all of the promises PG&E has made to the California PUC after the San Bruno natural gas pipeline rupture. […]

Robots poised to take over wide range of military jobs

by Bill Fester on February 23, 2017

in Jobs

It’s not just manufacturing jobs that will be eliminated by more highly productive automation. The need for enlisted personnel will be much less as well. From the San Diego Union-Tribune  

Most organisations understand cyber security readiness, but lack response and resilience capabilities – especially regarding industrial control systems in the UK, says RSA cyber defence expert Azeem Aleem Vulnerabilities in industrial control systems commonly used by suppliers of critical national infrastructure are potentially the biggest threats to UK cyber security, according to a cyber defence expert. “Industrial […]

So what happens when all of our jobs are replaced by bots? Where will government revenues come from when employment is radically reduced. Bill Gates shares his thoughts on this in an article with Quartz Media by Kevin J.Delaney The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates

Abstract —Ransomware has recently emerged as the trending new business model for cybercrime with high-profile attacks on hospitals revealing how profitable the technique can be when used to hold operationally critical assets for ransom. Meanwhile, industrial control system (ICS) networks are still struggling to update their security practices due to the perceived absence of threats […]

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by Bill Fester on February 13, 2017

in Industries, Systems

From Mark Nixon Modeling and Control