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How to survive the coming workforce crisis

North American industry faces a predicted shortfall of 875,000 skilled workers by 2020. Surviving this contraction will require accelerated changes in connectivity, culture and community. 



Solid architecture runs Connected Enterprise in the real world

The next-generation, high-performance Integrated Architecture and components from Rockwell Automation bring virtual concepts down to earth. 



E-learning curriculum to address OT/IT skills gap

Many organizations are not yet ready for Ethernet on the plant floor. "IT doesn't have the domain expertise, and control engineers don't have the network skill sets."  


CT1510_ConnectedEnterprise See The Connected Enterprise in action

Watch this video to learn how communication among machines, processes, plants and the supply chain creates flexible, productive manufacturing systems.


Oil & Gas Forum: Primed to exploit enterprise connectivity

Oil and gas facilities are prime candidates to benefit from the competitive advantages of connecting the enterprise. Rockwell Automation enables smart assets in the field and plant-wide. These assets are more intelligent than ever. 



Automotive Forum: Flexible production systems needed

The automotive industry has more end-to-end connectivity than any other vertical market. This requires a flattened and flexible communication system and network architecture that provide visibility and security, especially in a global economy.


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Other stories from Automation Fair week

  • The Connected Enterprise: From vision to implementation: Rockwell Automation Chairman and CEO Keith Nosbusch gives real examples of connecting smart assets to an integrated network that spans IT and OT. Read more.
  • Rockwell Automation advances the modern DCS: PlantPAx 4.0 innovations promise to cut engineering time, expand integration and boost plant productivity. Read more.
  • Payoffs and trade-offs on Connected Enterprise journey: Standardize processes and technology where possible, and don't neglect issues of culture. Read more.