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What's trending in the world of digitalization and automation? The COPA-DATA blog about the fusion of OT and IT with zenon.

    Effective operations and monitoring of distributed energy resources

    By Stefan Hufnagl

    Stefan Hufnagl explores how digital solutions are integral for operation and monitoring of distributed energy resources (DERs).

    Why ISVs can help businesses hit digitalization and green goals

    By Stefan Reuther

    Stefan Reuther, Member of the Executive Board at COPA-DATA, why independent software vendors can help businesses hit digitalization and green goals.

    Environmentally sustainable medicines

    By Mohammed Ahmed

    Mohammad Ahmed considers how automation technology can be used to enable net zero in life sciences manufacturing.

    The Shifting vision of a smart factory

    By Mark Clemens

    Today, our understanding of the “Smart Factory” is unequivocally linked with AI. This is different to of the first visions of. What became of these early visions? And where are we today?

    Why food and beverage manufacturers should adopt a modular approach

    By Mohammed Ahmed

    Mohammed Ahmed explains how modular production can help food and beverage manufacturers stay profitable and competitive in today’s climate.

    Streamlining legacy machine integration

    By Giuseppe Menin

    Giuseppe Menin explores how the Automation Integration Layer by zenon tackles some of the challenges involved with legacy machine integration.

    Bullshit Bingo 4.0

    By Stefan Reuther

    Stefan Reuther reflects on the past hype surrounding Industry 4.0, and examines where it could all lead next.

    Making the switch: From traditional to digital substations

    By Jürgen Resch

    Jürgen Resch explains what factors to consider when transitioning from traditional to digital substations and how to successfully make the switch.

    Supporting machine IT integration in pharma manufacturing

    By Giuseppe Menin

    Giuseppe Menin and Marco Bellentani explain how User Requirement template document developed by GAMP Italia supports IT integration in pharma manufacturing.

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