Recent News

Recent News

  • Here are the links referenced in the video: Google Analytics shows most referrers as "Direct" Experiment Shows Up To 60% Of “Direct” Traffic Is Actually Organic Search --------------------------------- Did you know that as much as 60% of your referral or organic traffic is incorrectly recorded as direct traffic by Google Analytics? This video will instruct you how to use UTM Parameter Code to accurate track referral traffic in Google Analytics

  • Bachelor Controls, Inc. Not all control integration is created equal Automation World Huffman Engineering We’ve been hit and are down! Automation World SAGE Automation Airport integration shows IT-OT convergence InTech Thermo Systems Reducing risks with automation and information systems Food Quality & Safe

  • A nuestra Conferencia Ejecutiva en Mayo, asistieron 10 afiliados y 3 prospectos, de 10 empresas de América Latina. Se reunieron formalmente en dos ocasiones, además de la mayoría de las comidas y eventos sociales, en los cuales estuvieron juntos compartiendo experiencias y conocimiento. Tuvimos nuestro desayuno anual y un almuerzo, de los cuales el resultado más importante fue la creación de un Grupo de Trabajo, y el tema escogido para el mismo es “Como aprovechar el Uso de las Mejores Prácticas para promover el Crecimiento del Negocio y Prepararse para la Certificación” Queremos resaltar la reciente afiliación de DEUX, empresa de consultoría en gestión, que asesora en este momento a unos de nuestros miembros en México en su proceso de preparación hacia la certificación. Esta es una membrecía única, DEUX ha hecho valiosas contribuciones, generando reflexiones y preguntas importantes para nuestros Integradores afiliados en la región. Desde Mayo el Grupo de Trabajo se ha reunido ...

  • Cyber risk is an exposure that no modern business can escape, and the financial impact of system interruption, privacy and cybercrime events are now felt across all industries. With solutions designed for integrators of all sizes, our cyber policy provides cutting-edge coverage to protect against the emerging threats of the digital age. Key features include: Each and every claim limit By providing coverage on an each and every claim basis, we ensure that our policyholders aren’t restricted by a policy aggregate and that the full benefits of coverage are available each time a crisis strikes, even if there are multiple cyber incidents in the same policy period. Management liability Historically, there has been confusion as to whether a cyber or management liability policy should pay in the event of a suit being made against the directors and officers due to a cyber attack. We aim to remove that confusion by providing affirmative coverage for liability against senior executive ...

  • On June 7, we held the second session of the EUAB. I provided an update on our 2017 Executive Conference and the initiative around the Open Process Automation Forum (OPA-F). One of the advisory board members (F&B and consumer packaged goods categories) is very close to OMAC/PackML, an initiative with some similarities to what the OPA-F is pursuing.  We had a good discussion around the following two topics, one of which had been initiated in the first session of the EUAB: Standardization The representative from the automotive industry was most passionate about this topic. In general, automotive has not been very active in industry-wide standardization efforts. Now standardization is viewed not only as a way to increase efficiency, but also as a way to cope with the reduction of internal engineering headcount due to retirement. They would like to be able to bring in external resources, but to have them follow their standards. The CSIA Best Practices and Certification ...

  • Tony Veroeven and Jose Rivera are in Chicago this week attending the Automation Conference. Rivera is also speaking as part of the Conference program.  If you're in the area, stop by the CSIA booth and say hi

  • The CSIA Board and staff have been working with a non-profit trade association attorney in Pennsylvania to clean up the CSIA Bylaws, since CSIA is incorporated in the State of PA. These changes will be presented to the membership for a vote at the annual business meeting on Tuesday, May 4 from 11: 00am 12: 00pm . To keep things simple, two sets of changes will be presented: Vote 1: Housekeeping Changes and Organizational Change o The majority of these changes were made back in 2015 with the hiring of a CEO and approved by the membership at the 2015 Executive Conference in Washington D.C. However, since there was not a 30-day notice given for the changes, these changes need to be formally approved. These changes are summarized and redlined here and will also be available in the conference mobile app. Vote 2: Partner Vote and Voting Procedures o This version assumes housekeeping changes from Vote 1 pass ...

  • First there were two, then there was one better, faster, stronger, more nimble! Okay, that may be a little exaggerated, but you get the idea. In the past, we have had two CSIA marketing committees. The Integrator Marketing Committee supported the CSIA staff to execute marketing initiatives to reach out to integrators and achieve brand recognition and growth in the CSI industry. The Client Marketing Committee was focused externally to market CSIA membership and Certification to our partners and to the clients of our CSI members - the end users. These two committees have merged, bringing together our initiatives for a more cohesive and dynamic Marketing Committee. Co-chaired by Jessica Mlinaric of DMC, Inc. and Georgia Whalen of Rivergate Marketing, our new Marketing Committee is devoted to supporting the CSIA staff in connecting with CSIA's two key audiences: integrators and clients. We are welcoming new members to join our new team; please let us know if you are interested! ...

  • As a reminder, we need the primary contact from your company to respond to this electronic survey to affirm two new director candidates for the CSIA Board (you will also have the opportunity to write in candidates if desired). Responses should be received no later than Wednesday, April 5, 2017 . The two new candidates, who have been nominated by the Leadership Development Committee and approved by the Board, have each described their qualifications and shared their ideas for the future of CSIA. The compiled responses are here . The full Board is listed below. If you have any questions, please contact CSIA staff at 608-310-7851. CHAIR Jeff Miller, Interstates Controls 2017-2019 elected by the Board of Directors TREASURER TBD 2017-2019 To be appointed by the Board of Directors PAST CHAIR Mike Miller, ESCO Automation 2017-2018 DIRECTORS Luigi De Bernardini, Autoware nominated for a term of 2017-2021 by the Leadership Development Committee Stephen Malyszko, Malisko ...

  • Whether you attend the CSIA Executive Conference annually or are making your first appearance this year, we want to make sure your experience surpasses your expectations. The key, weve found, to a successful meeting, is in the preparation. Here are a few tips that will ensure you get the most out of your attendance at the 2017 CSIA Executive Conference in Fort Lauderdale and help make your business the best it can be. Download the mobile app. The app is really your bible for the three-plus days youll be at the conference. It gives you a full line-up of programs and a list of everyone who is coming, including integrators, partners, speakers and exhibitors. Be sure to update your profile on the app well before you get to the conference and start using it in anticipation of the meeting, on-route and when you arrive. Build some excitement! More information about accessing the app will come your way at least a week before the meeting. Review the program. As our attendees have come ...

  • Mark Voigtmann and I are looking forward to seeing you all again at the 2017 CSIA Executive Conference! We hope many of you will be able to attend one or both of the presentations we are providing regarding the legal needs of integrators. Here are the details: After lunch on Wednesday, May 3, Mark will discuss How to Manage Legal Risk on a Shoestring . He will explain a strategy for minimizing your legal fees while still meeting the unique risk management needs that integrators face each day. This presentation will include information on the CSIA Legal Plan an automatic benefit included with your CSIA membership which provides a bundle of free and discounted legal services oriented to the special concerns of CSIA members. At 3:30 on Thursday, May 4, I will host the presentation What Do I Do When the Customers Terms and Conditions Conflict with Mine? Almost every integrator has faced the same age-old problem: a proposal was sent and accepted with certain terms, but the purchase ...

  • The International Academy of Automation Engineering (r) (IAAE (r) ) is a not-for-profit automation education, certification and membership based organization. The IAAE (r) has recently deployed a new automation program through Villanova University, College of Professional Studies in Pennsylvania, U.S. This four-year Bachelors degree in Applied Information Technology has a concentration in Automation. In addition, we have established a Life Sciences Advisory Board. This board is the first of several planned industry-sector boards, and currently consists of four of the largest pharmaceutical companies, each of whom have significant global reach. Why did we do this? We are aware of how difficult it can be to hire good talent when relying on details in a resume. Additionally, we are acutely aware of the declining numbers joining as well as the increasing numbers retiring from the workforce. As System Integrators, there is a common challenge and cost of sourcing, developing and ...

  • The past four years have seen a rapidly changing landscape in terms of potential buyers and investors in the controls and automation and internet of things (IoT) segments. The business world continues to focus on methods to improve productivity through the adoption of software, monitoring and connectivity tools, robotics, etc. The result has been rapid growth in the controls and automation and IoT markets. This is attracting a new group of private and growth equity investors, as well as increased participation by industry buyers, also known as strategic buyers, focused on taking advantage of this new trend. Whether a company is a pure control systems integrator, a controls and automation product manufacturer or provider of technology-focused applications, the options available to owners for growth capital and/or business sales have increased substantially in the past few years. Private and growth equity Private equity groups are private pools of capital, managed by investment ...