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Cyber Security Challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry- An Overview

The modern-day interconnected world is very vulnerable to cyber-attacks and industries are taking more and more countermeasures than ever to safeguard their systems and data. Across industries, companies have been accelerating the countermeasures as well as intensifying the focus on

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Blue LED and Energy saving

  I tried several times asking myself what Shūji Nakamura and Carlos Gardel could have in common. At first glance, there does not seem to be any relationship. However, a feathered friend helped me find a connection.   A bird

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Don’t give hackers a chance!

The market for industrial automation systems is highly regulated. It is traditionally not keen on trying new concepts or technologies. Especially for industrial safety systems, where an error or human failure can result in multiple casualties. The networks connecting these

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Safety and the Power of Repetition

A well-known marketing rule is that, on average, you have to come into contact with a message seven times before you decide to buy a product. After all, a message is easily lost between all the stimuli that we have

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A short Story about Structures

What do you expect as a plant operator/owner from an Automation System? Plant operators/owners, as well as other parties, have standardized plant structures over the years. The  ISA-106/95/88 series of standards are commonly referenced for this purpose. The aim is

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Efficiency through digital transformation of your service organization

Comprehensive digitization by the use of IoT, data intelligence and Machine Learning is necessary to remain relevant to customers as a service and maintenance organization and to realize efficiency. Enough reason for Yokogawa to take an active part during the

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Why do I need IIoT?

Washing machine experts Two weeks ago, my wife called me in a panic as the washing machine had stopped working.  One evening while spending time with friends I mentioned the dilemma of the washing machine not working and that I

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The Future is Female Part One

After emerging from a downturn, the UK  oil and gas industry needs to recruit over 40.000 people by 2035. This is the result of a study conducted by the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO) in cooperation with the Robert

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The Rhythm of Investments

Positive effects on your brain When I was ten years old, my mother supported my idea of learning music in the youth school of the local municipal band. There, I was able to learn music theory and eventually learned how

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