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May 2015 How manufacturing can benefit from Big Data and IoT

The May issue of e-tech focuses on manufacturing and Big Data. More...

No rest in efforts to thwart cyberattacks

Following a surge in instances of attacks targeting government, organizations and private computer systems, cybersecurity threats are emerging as a major issue for economies and societies. Through its...

Embracing cage-free colleagues

Advances in the development of cobots or collaborative robots, capable of working safely with humans along assembly lines, is paving the way for smaller businesses to become more streamlined and...

From farm to table

Industrial automation mainly evokes images of assembly lines where machines and robots put together, pack and dispatch semi-finished products or manufactured goods. Yet, one sector that rarely comes...

No Cloud-free zone!

Mentions of "The Cloud" can be found every day as its significance increases for businesses, whether big or small, and for individuals. However confusion still reigns in most people's minds...

No light, no safety, no automation

Lighting fulfils a growing range of tasks in the industrial environment, improving safety and enabling automation in many areas

Connecting machines, IoT and the Cloud

Manufacturing accounts for around one-sixth of gross world product, which represents a significant contribution to the global economy. Now it is entering a new era in which formerly separate...

Technical Committees Sensing light at fibre end

Fibre optic systems can be found in a number of applications...

Technical Committees The heat is always on for special TC

Electroheating, the high-power heating of material using...

Conformity Assessment Safety on the factory floor

The development of automation throughout the 20th century brought...

Conformity Assessment Smart oil and gas

Big Data is set to change the way we work by improving operations...

Conformity Assessment Sensored all the way

Sensors: they are invisible, most people don’t even know what...

IEC Family Calling Young Professionals to Minsk

National Committees (NCs) have until the end of June to register...

IEC Family The emergence of Big Data in the power sector

With many utilities around the world embarking on Smart Grids,...

IEC Family Important event on risk management

Africa is rich in natural resources such as oil and gas, minerals...

IEC Family Solar thermal electric plants: New Chair

The Standardization Management Board (SMB) has approved the nomination of Werner Platzer as Chair of Technical Committee (TC) 117: Solar thermal electric plants.

IEC Family Obituary - Walter von Pattay

Dr Walter von Pattay passed away 28 April 2015, aged 75 years

IEC World Making a good product no longer enough

Masami Yamamoto, President, Fujitsu explains why companies need to collaborate more than ever before with others

IEC World Make it yours

Your help is needed to define the Programme of the WSC Workshop on Conformity Assessment

IEC World Imagine a world without Standards…

The World Standards Day competition is back!

In Store Making the Internet of Things a reality

Wireless Sensor Networks’ key role