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    Exchange about the future: zenon Innovation Days(20/09/2021)

    From September 7 to 9, COPA-DATA invited selected customers, partners and research institutions to its hometown of Salzburg, Austria, for the first-ever zenon Innovation Days.

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    Digital event for the pharma industry(15/02/2021)

    COPA-DATA is hosting a new webinar for the pharmaceutical sector. The Data Integrity webinar, held on March 18, at 09:30am (GMT), will help users understand the maintenance and assurance of data accuracy across digital systems that store, process and retrieve data.

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    Three advantages of IT/OT convergence(16/04/2020)

    Engineers and academics have been extolling the benefits of IT and OT convergence as far back as the early eighties, but many businesses are still reluctant to adopt platforms that combine the two. Here, Martyn Williams, Managing Director of COPA-DATA UK, explains the advantages of IT and OT convergence.

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    Microgrids: The future of UK energy?(07/04/2020)

    Britain experienced its biggest blackout in more than a decade last summer due to two power plant outages, leaving almost a million homes across the country in the dark. Because of this, the energy watchdog and the government have raised concerns about the grid’s ability to cope with changing energy needs and demands. Here, Alan Binning, Regional Sales Manager at COPA-DATA, explains how microgrids could help.

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    Deploying digital technology, without the confusion(30/01/2020)

    Shockingly, half of manufacturers state they either have no plans to implement digital technologies or are unsure of how to go about it – that’s according to the Annual Manufacturing Report 2019. Despite this, 74% say they can see the operational and financial benefits these technologies offer. Clearly, there’s confusion on how to effectively deploy digital tools. Here, Martyn Williams of COPA-DATA, provides some guidance.

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    IEC 62351: Secure communication in the energy industry(31/10/2019)

    Back in 2017, headlines reported that hackers had shut down monitoring systems for oil and gas pipelines across the United States. Alarmingly, insecure third-party systems in SCADA platforms were to blame. How can the energy industry prevent further attacks like this?

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    COPA-DATA releases new version of the zenon software platform(15/07/2019)

    The latest version of the zenon Software Platform from COPA-DATA is now available. The independent manufacturer has made its automation software for the manufacturing and energy industry even more secure, efficient and user-friendly.

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    IT/OT convergence and its impact on traditional concepts(16/05/2019)

    With structures of over four thousand years old, Egypt boasts some of the oldest pyramids in existence. The history of automation’s pyramid however, a diagram representing the integration of technologies in industry, dwarfs in comparison. Could this engineering concept be coming to an end? Here, Stefan Reuther Chief Sales Officer at COPA-DATA, explains why IT/OT convergence will lead to the collapse of the automation pyramid.

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    Staying secure in the smart era: 3 rules for cyber security(11/12/2018)

    Almost half of manufacturers have fallen victim to cybercrime, according to the Cyber Security Manufacturing Report 2018, published by EEF. One of the biggest challenges for manufacturers is choosing from the range of products and services available to protect against these crimes. Here, Lee Sullivan, regional manager at COPA-DATA UK, explains his three cyber security rules that manufacturers should abide by when selecting vendors.

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    Improving manufacturing with predictive analytics(04/09/2018)

    Research by IndustryWeek shows that equipment failure is the cause of 42 percent of unplanned downtime. This raises questions about why more manufacturers aren’t using technology to improve machine and factory performance. Here, Stefan Reuther, Chief Sales Officer at COPA-DATA, explains how to leverage predictive analytics to reduce factory downtime and increase business competitiveness.

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    Bridging the skills gap with automated engineering(05/07/2018)

    According to the State of Engineering Survey by Engineering UK, the industry requires 265,000 new skilled entrants annually in order to meet demand by 2024. Here, Martyn Williams, Managing Director at industrial software provider COPA-DATA UK, examines Britain’s engineering skills shortage and explains how automated engineering can redefine the role of the manufacturing engineer and ultimately bridge the skills gap.

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    Regulatory compliance and cybersecurity in the pharmaceutical sector(21/02/2018)

    As an attractive target for cyber-attacks, pharmaceutical companies need to understand cyber security, assess weak points and implement the appropriate security measures. This white paper describes some of the most effective industrial security tools pharmaceutical companies have at their disposal in the era of Industry 4.0.

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