The National Safety Council reported that COVID-19 will likely be the third-leading cause of death in 2020 behind only heart disease and cancer.
Research reveals nearly three-quarters of manufacturers are working remotely and reporting optimism for the future after COVID-19.
Phishing assaults are becoming increasingly targeted, and the COVID-19 pandemic is one of many ways hackers are exploiting people and small companies.
Virtual private network (VPN) implementations that give remote access to operations technology (OT) networks have received more focus due to COVID-19 since more people are working remotely.
Manufacturing technology orders soared to $346.7 million in June, a 56% increase over the previous month, but still down 6% from the same period in 2019.
Production challenges do not wait on IT developments and automation technology advances enable data access and use from almost anywhere.
A patented technology is being used to manufacture reusable face masks using copper, which can help improve filter performance and disabling airborne virus particles.
Industrial organizations are realizing digital transformation value during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes rapid production changes, enterprise-wide connectivity, and a shift from proof of concept to proof of value for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations.
The Institute for Supply Management's purchasing manufacturers' index reported a 1.6% increase to 54.2%, which is the third straight month of growth.
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