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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.

    Shifting from systems to a service-oriented architecture

    By Giuseppe Menin

    Let me try to explain why digital integration in pharmaceutical manufacturing must evolve to keep pace with ongoing development.

    Six steps to the connected factory

    By Stefan Reuther

    Stefan Reuther, CSO at COPA-DATA, points out six steps to the connected factory for achieving digitalization in manufacturing.

    Pharmaceutical automation trends for 2021

    By Giuseppe Menin

    Giuseppe Menin, Industry Manager Pharmaceutical at COPA-DATA, gives his three predictions for pharmaceutical manufacturing in 2021.

    Technology for energy resilience

    By Jürgen Resch

    Jürgen Resch, Industry Manager for Energy at COPA-DATA, explains, how to use technology and predictive maintenance to improve resilience to power failures.

    A step away from VPN

    By Garry Forfar

    Let's discuss why the energy industry is looking for alternatives for VPN and why they cannot offer the scale of required protection needed against today’s complex environment.

    Weak links in smart factories

    By Reinhard Mayr

    Security expert Reinhard Mayr explains, why asset management is critical for ensuring security in industrial infrastructure and production plants.

    How to manage projects centrally

    By Gero Gruber

    How can centralized management be optimized with the aid of data types, symbols, links and Smart Objects and Smart Object Templates.

    Manufacturing’s great planning crisis

    By Martyn Williams

    Let's take a look why, to capitalise on the wealth of data available, planners in manufacturing need data analysis tools that are fit for purpose.

    Why independent SCADA is essential for integration

    By Martyn Williams

    Let's explore the role of SCADA software in smart factories and why hardware-independent software is essential for making the transition to Industry 4.0.

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