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The saga of the machine segues into the 21st century

Rockwell Automation was once a white-shirt-and-tie engineering company, just as IBM was a white-shirt-and-tie information-technology company. Other points of comparison between the two apply as well, including the importance of “services” to their continuing success. There are some reasons why this is the case.
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System Platform, services in spotlight at Schneider Electric software

Continuing technology convergence comes from market consolidation; application of commercial technologies in industrial computing
With its acquisition of Invensys, a big chunk of today’s multi-billion-dollar industrial-automation software market is in the hands of Schneider Electric — including the Wonderware, SimSci and Avantis brands.
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Smart phones, tablets and the industrial interface

It’s been proven more than once that when it comes to IT-based automation, if commercial off-the-shelf technology can do the job, that’s the way industry will go.
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