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Must-Have SCADA Features for the Modern Era

In today’s environment, there is no doubt that SCADA is essential. However, before adopting or upgrading SCADA, there are certain features that must be considered to guarantee that a new system is powerful and flexible enough to excel in the modern era.

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Design Like a Pro: Best Practices for IIoT

The industrial automation industry is benefiting from the incredible opportunities made possible by the Internet of Things (IoT). While the IoT has shown promise within the corporate and consumer environment, there is a great opportunity to unlock the data in the industrial space.

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IIoT: Combining the Best of OT and IT

Two worlds are converging as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) takes the controls industry by storm. This white paper examines how professionals from Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) can find common ground to establish the IIoT. Through IIoT solutions such as MQTT, a lightweight communications protocol, industrial organizations can gain the ability to easily collect data from large remote systems and share it with the enterprise level.

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21 CFR Part 11 Compliance with Inductive Automation’s Ignition Platform

The Ignition platform can be configured to be Part 11-compliant, ensuring data integrity through implementation of ALCOA+ concepts. This white paper will discuss the various components of Ignition that allow for Part 11 compliance and implementation of data integrity principles.

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Java Security and Ignition

Java has been in the headlines of late for all the wrong reasons and recent Java security concerns have raised some eyebrows among the Ignition user community. In an effort to help put those concerns to rest, this white paper will cut through the media hype and take a hard look at Java security.

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Evolution of the Control System Engineer

Industrial organizations’ increasing demand for data is causing a convergence between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT). With their unique perspective on OT-IT convergence technologies and trends, control system integrators are incredibly vital to industrial organizations’ efforts to stay current. Based on an industry survey sent to over 9,000 integrators, this white paper examines the current challenges and future developments for industrial controls professionals.

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Scalable SCADA: Deploying Ignition in Any Architecture

The Internet continues to transform the way business is done, industries are in transition, new markets are opening, and consumer habits are shifting. Even if your architecture is working well now, is it scalable enough to adapt to unpredictable changes?

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Design Like a Pro: Optimizing Your HMI

To help you design HMI screens that are optimized to improve performance, we have assembled several design tips. This white paper covers some of the most powerful design principles you can use to optimize your HMI projects: analog displays, trends, emphasis, and navigation.

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Four Ways Ignition SCADA Speeds Development

Have you ever been trapped in “development hell”? If you’ve been involved in developing software applications, you can probably relate to the feeling. Modern technologies offer many promising possibilities for your enterprise, but the actual process of development can feel endless and painful, especially for control engineers or other professionals who may not have extensive training in software development. In this white paper, learn about the development platform that goes beyond SCADA and gives enterprises in any industry the freedom to develop practically any type of industrial software application.

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5 Reasons Ignition is More Than Just SCADA Software

In a competitive global economy, it’s crucial to make the most of every asset your company has, including your software. Although supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software is widely used for monitoring, gathering and processing data, and controlling automated processes, it has many drawbacks and limitations. To name a few: SCADA software is hard to customize, it doesn’t "play well" with other software and systems, it is very expensive to implement and expand, and it doesn’t let you easily access real-time data. See what sets Ignition apart from other SCADA software. Read the white paper for five reasons why you can do so much more with Ignition.

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The New SCADA Movement That Is Changing Manufacturing

Inductive Automation has made SCADA technology more future-proof through its modular, web-based, and scalable software called Ignition. Many enterprises have been held back from innovating by SCADA software built on outdated technology and sold under restrictive licensing. Ignition, which is best described as The New SCADA, corrects this problem with modern technologies: it is web-deployed, flexible, database-friendly, performs true real-time analytics, features rapid installation and development, and is platform-independent.

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The New SCADA

Technological change may simply be a fact of modern life but the changes have become bigger and faster in the last few years. Currently, a wave of new technologies is driving major disruption in the manufacturing sector. Big Data and analytics, the Cloud, the Internet of Things, and mobile and social technologies are changing our world and will affect how the successful manufacturers of tomorrow operate.

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Innovation-Powered Manufacturing

Business innovation stagnates because of outdated ideas about technology. Decouple from the 20th century and adapt to the rapidly changing manufacturing industry.

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Ignition Technology Offers Potential to Disrupt HMI/SCADA Market

Read why ARC, the leading technology research firm for industry, says Ignition reinvents the SCADA business model and provides manufacturers with opportunities to innovate.

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Smarter SCADA Alarming

One afternoon at a waste water treatment facility, an alarm goes off when the water pressure gets too high in one of the tanks. The alarm is set at priority level 4, which means "critical," but it doesn't stand out because almost every other alarm at the facility is set at that level. Besides, the operator can't acknowledge it right away because he's dealing with several other alarms that went off a few minutes earlier - which he doesn't yet realize are just "nuisance alarms."

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Design Like a Pro | Part 1: Laying the Foundation for Successful HMI / SCADA Projects

Have you ever gotten to the end of a project and wished it had gone smoother? This white paper will walk you through how to set up your project from the start to reach a better end product.

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Design Like a Pro | Part 2: Developing Dynamic HMI / SCADA Projects with Speed and Precision

Designing projects can take a long time and be filled with hours of tedious development tasks. Your workflow can be streamlined by using powerful time-saving tools - and understanding how to most effectively use them.

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Design Like a Pro | Part 3: Securely Launching HMI / SCADA Projects

The success or failure of any HMI / SCADA project is judged by the final result. Learn how to put the finishing touches on your design and tailor it to fit your specific needs.

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Making Your Old SCADA System New Again

When it comes time to update, it's a prime opportunity to consider switching over to new software that offers improved functionality instead of dumping more money into just keeping your existing software up-to-date.

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SQL: The Midas Touch

SQL relational databases make time-series data from the plant floor accessible to the entire enterprise. Combining the power of SQL with your SCADA system facilitates more people to ask more important questions about your data - anyone from the plant operator to the CEO.

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SQL: The Next Big Thing in SCADA

SQL databases have the power to unlock the full potential of your SCADA system and potentially revolutionize the way you do business. Discover the major advantages of using SQL and how SQL is redefining what SCADA systems can do.

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3 Reasons SCADA Software is Going Nowhere

Traditional SCADA software has fallen behind when trying to keep up with advances in information technology, but some companies stand to gain from this.

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