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My OPAF Experience: Not All Standards are Created Equally

My OPAF Experience: Not All Standards are Created Equally

By Ron Breault For the past nine months I've been working as a member of an experienced, diverse team creating a new technical standard for use within industrial process automation.  The activity has been managed under the careful guidance of The Open Group, and the effort is taking place in the Open Process Automation Forum, abbreviated as “OPAF.”   I’ve been…
Edge Computing and How it Will Impact the Enterprise

Edge Computing and How it Will Impact the Enterprise

Article first published in Intelligent CIO on 11/13/18 By Emeka Nwafor The “edge-computing” qualifier has been coopted by different market segments to characterize use cases that are as varied as the equipment and compute infrastructure at the edge of a cellular network (e.g. mobile edge computing), or the on-premise monitoring and control systems that power manufacturing environments. Wind River characterizes edge…
Introducing StarlingX

Introducing StarlingX

By Glenn Seiler Today the StarlingX project launched their first release to provide a fully featured cloud for the distributed edge. But what is edge? Edge computing emerged to be the latest trend in cloud technologies that is becoming evident by the second to every IT professional as well as to industries leveraging computers and automation for their daily businesses.…
Your Next Favorite Acronym – TRM!

Your Next Favorite Acronym – TRM!

By Ron Breault Even if you went on a really long vacation this summer, perhaps backpacking deep into California's John Muir trail, you've probably heard at least something about all the work that's been going on in The Open Group's Open Process Automation Forum, or OPAF.  I'll make the assumption here that you have some familiarity with OPAF, if not…
The Critical Infrastructure Challenge: Developing and Supporting Software for the Long Term

The Critical Infrastructure Challenge: Developing and Supporting Software for the Long Term

By Gareth Noyes Software content is increasing in every realm of technology, and has been the catalyst for the explosive growth of entirely new market sectors. The development and deployment of software at scale has matured significantly over the last decade in enterprise- and cloud-IT applications. This has been enabled, among other factors, by: Uniformity of computing infrastructure (think of…
Generating Heat in Houston

Generating Heat in Houston

By Ron Breault Last week I traveled to Houston to participate in the latest face-to-face meeting of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF).  OPAF is a relatively new organization, formed under the auspices of The Open Group and driven by the vision of a “standards-based, open, secure, and interoperable process control architecture.”  When I say “driven,” I’m not kidding; compared…
Powering factory efficiencies and cost-effectiveness with Workload Consolidation

Powering factory efficiencies and cost-effectiveness with Workload Consolidation

By Jeff Kataoka Global industries are going through a major transformation as a result of both digital transformation and the never ceasing need to become more cost efficient.  New factories are being built in Asia, Europe, and Latin America as developing countries strive to grow their industrial infrastructure.  As they do that, these countries are using new technologies to establish…
OpenCV on VxWorks enables intelligence at the edge

OpenCV on VxWorks enables intelligence at the edge

By Ka Kay Achacoso When a wind turbine collects sensor data about its surrounding environment, or an off-shore oil rig logs its readings into its records, the data can be analyzed for decision-making factors: Are the sudden changes in engine noise an indication of wear?  Are there any flying objects headed towards danger zones? Are the engine settings optimal for…
Maintaining Virtualized Networks the Easy Way

Maintaining Virtualized Networks the Easy Way

By Jeff Gowan Network virtualization gives critical infrastructure operators unprecedented flexibility and choice when it comes to selecting software-based networking solutions. The separation of software from purpose-built hardware frees operators from decades of vendor lock-in and reasserts their control over technology roadmaps. Understandably, the roll-your-own approach is enticing for network operators. In the realm of enterprise networks, IT teams have…
Wind River’s Connected Vehicle Solutions and Professional Services Achieve CMMI® Level 3 Rating

Wind River’s Connected Vehicle Solutions and Professional Services Achieve CMMI® Level 3 Rating

By Amit Ronen Wind River is proud to announce that the CMMI® Institute has appraised our Connective Vehicle Solutions and Professional Services at a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® Level 3, underscoring our dedication to continuous improvement and producing quality solutions and services that make a difference. CMMI is a globally-recognized set of best practices that enable organizations to improve…