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Technology Is Not The Disrupter-Look At Business Models

(Photo by Alberto Brea) Technology isn’t the business disrupter. How we use technology is. I was reading the marketing blog of Bryan Kramer, whom I’ve met at various Dell Technology events. He posted this photo thinking about marketing and business. Look at our business in industrial automation in the USA. Everyone complains about Rockwell Automation […]

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Can IT Do Automation?

I wrote about FoxConn building a plant (maybe) in Wisconsin. “Retired” Rockwell Automation Communications Director John Bernaden commented on my LinkedIn post of the article: Good perspective Gary Mintchell. FoxConn’s been trying to replace its Chinese workers with automation and robotics for several years now with limited success. They’re realizing what’s no surprise to you […]

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Human And Machine Future Collaboration – A Further Look

The future of work—humans and machines working together in a truly collaborative fashion. A “partnership” said Dell Technologies. My blogs on the future have not necessarily brought in tons of new page views (but this blog compares pretty well with industry trade publications), but they have drawn the attention of PR agency account managers looking […]

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When Cybersecurity meets Safety–Podcast Conversation with Rockwell Automation

Cybersecurity and safety in an industrial environment complement each other.  People may think that these are separate disciplines, but such is definitely not the case. That is the message we explore in this Gary on Manufacturing podcast featuring a conversation with two Rockwell Automation experts–Lee Lane, chief product security officer, and George Schuster, functional safety […]

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Software Startup Within Rockwell Automation Leverages Chat Bot

This is “TechED” week for Rockwell Automation with “Shelby” the chat bot collaboration tool featured prominently at the opening keynote presentations–a software startup within the organization. TeamONE was one of two new products featured this week. The other an appliance to help manage an EtherNet/IP network. More than 2,000 people gathered in Orlando for the […]

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More Consolidation in Process Automation Market

An example of further consolidation in the process automation industry, Emerson has announced it has completed the purchase of MYNAH Technologies, a long-time Emerson alliance partner and a leading provider of dynamic simulation and operator training software. This acquisiton follows Rockwell Automation’s acquisition of Maverick Technologies furthering consolidation in the process automation space as the larger […]

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