Combating the inherent cybersecurity risks of connected devices

In our last article on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, we sat down with Richard Theron, a Product Manager at cloud gateway solution provider, Sierra Monitor, to talk about how today’s next generation of cloud-enabled devices can allow remote access and…

Remote workers create demand for remote access of devices

With many nonessential business and industries being asked to close by state and local governments, there has been a massive spike in the amount of Americans working from home. And, while we’re starting to see a number of states begin…

IIoT – empowering the essential to work from anywhere

Right now, across the United States, we’re seeing a large portion of the workforce shifting their usual activities, shedding their commutes and working from home. And for many of those people, that wasn’t a decision that they made themselves, but,…

Now is the time for manufacturers to invest in product portfolios

With nonessential businesses shuttered, travel halted for most Americans and folks being asked to avoid gathering in groups larger than ten, many companies are feeling financial pain. In fact, recent unemployment insurance claims have increased exponentially according to the U.S.…

How cloud-enabled submeters drive green initiatives

Having a solid understanding of an organization’s operations is essential for making impactful change. For example, you can’t figure out how to improve margins if you don’t know what every material, part and process that goes into making your product…

Connected devices – convenience or unchecked cybersecurity challenge?

Over the past year, the Modern Equipment Manufacturer has sat down with representatives from a number of different equipment manufacturers. We’ve interviewed companies in the fire protection industry, lighting companies, companies that make products for the treatment of wastewater, and…

Cybersecurity and the IIoT

If there is one universal cybersecurity truth, it’s that the Internet is not getting any safer. In fact, it’s quite the opposite – cyberattacks are increasing in frequency, threats are becoming more sophisticated and new malicious actors are emerging to…

Honeywell on what it will take for HVACaaS to go mainstream

For decades, HVAC manufacturers have been product companies. They manufacture devices that make our lives more comfortable. And while the technology in those HVAC devices has advanced, and those devices have become smarter and more connected, the companies themselves haven’t…

Armstrong Fluid Technology talks about the Big Data D.R.E.A.M. of equipment manufacturers

One of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time is a track on the 1993 debut album from the immortal Wu Tang Clan entitled, “C.R.E.A.M.” The song’s name was an acronym for the phrase, “Cash rules everything around me.” And,…

The advent of the smart building and the technologies making it possible

The concept of the “smart building” is gaining increased attention and discussion among facilities managers and building owners. This concept of a more automated building that can manage itself and its systems is attractive to building owners because of its…

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