Jack Smith

Content manager, CFE Media

Articles

Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Cybersecurity December 31, 2021

Cybersecurity and resilience in manufacturing

Having an OT/IT convergence strategy is essential to OT cybersecurity.

By Jack Smith
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
System Integration December 18, 2021

How to securely implement digital transformation for manufacturing processes

Security is a journey; this is especially true when dealing with manufacturing and operational technology (OT) systems.

By Jack Smith
Duke Energy established the Mount Holly Microgrid Innovation Lab to help learn how to deploy new technologies for reliability and efficiency as microgrids become more common.
Sustainability December 17, 2021

Resiliency, sustainability and conservation best practices

Duke Energy helps customers with conservation, sustainability and carbon goals

By Jack Smith
System Integration December 12, 2021

System integrators: Cybersecurity and IT/OT convergence champions

Cybersecurity is becoming a larger focus and priority for system integrators (SI) as the nature of the workforce changes.

By Jack Smith
Courtesy: Endress+Hauser
Plant Automation November 3, 2021

Endress+Hauser inaugurates Texas campus

Endress+Hauser brings instrumentation, services and solutions closer to users in the process industries.

By Jack Smith
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
System Integration August 8, 2021

The role of the system integrator in the digital transformation

Manufacturing automation is embracing digital transformation and the system integration plays a key role in facilitating it and integrating information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).

By Jack Smith
HMI, OI April 4, 2021

Insights on remote operations and HMIs

A look at how COVID-19 is changing remote operations and human-machine interfaces

By Jack Smith
Wireless February 7, 2021

Insights on industrial networking

Industrial networking has come a long way and engineers must now choose whether to use a managed or unmanaged switch.

By Jack Smith
HMI, OI October 9, 2020

Insights on DCS migration and mobility

Many software and hardware technologies have been developed that allow companies the means to remotely monitor and control business processes from anywhere, via any device, at any time.

By Jack Smith
HMI, OI May 30, 2020

Upgrading HMIs and change management

The June issue of AppliedAutomation looks at high-performance HMIs (HP-HMIs) and remote monitoring in the age of COVID-19.

By Jack Smith
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