Despite PV inverter hardware profit margins being squeezed, the after-sales service market is forecast to more than double by 2017 to reach $1.7 billion, providing suppliers with a valuable additional profit source.
SCADA security will continue to face potential developements such as a merging of SCADA and ICS security standards and certifications and a potential security threat to networks in Europe and the United States.
An American Society for Quality (ASQ) survey indicates that 46 percent of teens are afraid of taking risks or failing. The fear of failure, ASQ believes, may turn students away from a STEM career because of their awareness of a...
Stephen M. Goldberg is chairman of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) and director of information technologies for Matrix Technologies Inc., a CSIA Certified member based in Maumee, Ohio.
The chairman and CEO of FORCAM GmbH, Franz Gruber works with automotive, defense, and aerospace partners on evaluating real-time manufacturing performance. He discusses some of the business drivers in global manufacturing.
As president of both a major North American manufacturing supplier and a major North American manufacturer, Dr. Helmuth Ludwig, CEO of Siemens Industry Sector, North America, shares a dual perspective of the state of...