Melting Blog: Business Insights (2)

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

    The diversification dilemma

    By Martyn Williams

    The ability to diversify product offerings can provide a serious competitive advantage, but why are so many manufacturers struggling to adapt? 

    A simpler way to merge IT and OT

    By Stefan Reuther

    Stefan Reuther, chief sales officer at COPA-DATA, explains how industrial software is able to link ageing OT systems with new IT technologies.

    The building blocks to a secure network

    By Reinhard Mayr

    Reinhard Mayr, Head of Information Security, explains, why building a secure architecture in your plant is key for securing digital processes.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Serial communication to TCP/IP

    By Jürgen Resch

    Let's take a look why manufacturers should move their information systems from serial communication to TCP/IP.

    Battery storage for zero emission cities

    By Alan Binning

    ‘Range anxiety’ is a term coined to describe the worry of getting ‘stranded due to power loss’ when driving an electric vehicle (EV). How can battery storage make EVs feasible for public transport?

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