• Theme: IT : Hardware

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    Today, industry faces cyber threats that are constantly evolving. The growing use of IT applications in the OT environment is enlarging digital footprints, at the cost of increasing exposure to cyberattack. Effective industrial cybersecurity requires a holistic approach. Andrew Avanessian is a vice president at...

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    Service robots, AGVs, virtual reality. We’re at Industrie Lyon, the largest French industrial trade show. Every two years, 1000 small and medium-sized companies introduce their latest technologies. One of this year’s leading themes is cybersecurity. We’re talking to Manoel Bizien, a Stormshield engineer. Specializing...

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    HP has launched an ad campaign featuring Christian Slater, TV’s Mr. Robot, to warn against cyber threats to printers. The first episode of this web advertising series can be found here, Slater plays a hacker infiltrating business computers via mail room printers to find “the info I’m looking for.” This ad appears a...

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    Various smart technologies are being developed to increase farming efficiency, with heavy focus on automated machines and GPS guidance.   Autonomous Farming Case IH, which provides innovative solutions for agribusiness, recently introduced an automated concept tractor in the US. The prototype driverless tractor was...

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    Watch our exclusive video report. Is a cyber war actually taking place? In any case, hot or cold, the next conflict will be cyber. French journalist Pierre Haski recently argued on medium.com that the recent US election campaign was a real battlefield. The theft of Democratic Party data last summer and the Dyn server...

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    Cloud ERP is one of the most sweeping upgrades in manufacturing technology. At a time when on-site systems often have trouble dealing with sensor data and the new challenges of the IoT, the cloud offers a solution.   Cloud ERP has become one of the most radical, sweeping upgrades in manufacturing technology. For Pat...

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    From connected cows to vegetables that stay fresh for weeks, Fujitsu is developing a cloud-based platform that uses IoT technology to increase efficiency and modernize agriculture.   Agriculture used to be guesswork. Once crops were sown, fertilizer was spread and fingers were crossed for a good harvest. Cue the smart...

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    Winters are freezing in Finland and any disruption of heating systems is more than troublesome. But that’s just what happened last November when two apartment buildings in the city of Lappeenranta were victims of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This type of hacking targets networks, disabling them...

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    littleBits is an electronic building block company that wants to democratize hardware. From a burglar alarm to a smart doorbell, littleBits empowers people to create their own electronic devices by sticking different modules together. DirectIndustry e-magazine talked to Paul Rothman, Director of R&D.   DirectIndustry...

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    The European Union’s new Privacy Shield Framework aims at protecting personal data from non-EU organizations and foreign governments, but its effect could be to regionalize data. A hybrid cloud could be the only solution.   The cloud is quickly becoming an engine of growth, its location-free design perfectly suited to...

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