EA University 2021

The 2021 session of Enterprise Automation University, EAU for short, was completed just a few weeks ago. The program is part of the on-boarding process for new engineers at EA, and is structured around helping the new hires build up their project processes and technical skills. The team this year was comprised of three new […]

Talking Industrial Automation on CSIA’s Podcast

Enterprise Automation’s Luke Stephenson and Josh Riley joined host Lisa Richter on the CSIA’s monthly podcast “Talking Industrial Automation.” The duo discussed the roots and evolution of Enterprise Automation and shared their insights on everything from their philosophies on best business practices, advice about how to select a systems integrator, and reflections on what they […]

The Functional Specification: Critical before, during, and after a Project

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A functional specification, or functional spec, is a vital document to any project. It ensures that all parties, the integrator, the system designer and the end customer, are all in agreement on how the system is supposed to work. While it may seem that a functional spec is only useful at the beginning of a […]

What’s Included in a Functional Spec?

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A functional specification, or operational spec, is a document that outlines all aspects of a project’s programming requirements. It is essentially the guide that directs the programmers on how the system is supposed to function, providing value before, during and after the project.  To truly be effective, the functional spec needs to be extremely specific; […]

Enterprise Automation Named Best Places to Work in Orange County 2021

For a fourth consecutive time, Enterprise Automation was named one of the Best Places to Work Orange County due to employee-centric policies and culture. Irvine, CA – July 6, 2021 – Enterprise Automation, an automation consultant and control systems integrator serving the life sciences and water and wastewater industries, today announced it was recently named […]

User Training: Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Control Expert (Unity Pro)

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Join us for a rapid training session and overview of Schneider Electric’s Ecostruxure Control Expert (Unity Pro). After watching this webinar, you will: Understand the basic setup Compare EcoStruxure Control Expert against other common programming software Learn advanced configuration tips Find out from Schneider Electric about some of the new and upcoming product features to be aware […]

Enterprise Automation Announces Results of Innovative Artificial Intelligence and Data Visualization Research and Development Projects

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Enterprise Automation’s internal R&D group has completed projects for the drinking water industry using AVEVA artificial intelligence and data visualization software solutions and seeks partners for developing technology-based proofs of concept. Irvine, CA – June 10, 2021 – Enterprise Automation, North America’s premier control systems integration firm serving the water and wastewater and life sciences industries […]

Webinar: Practical Tips for Industrial Cyber Security

Are you up to date with keeping your facility secure?  Are you keeping up with the latest risks, strategies and standards? In this webinar, you will learn: How to work with IT and OT teams to build a strong, capable network 9 fundamental concepts you should use to build and secure your network Trends in […]

Specifying Hardware and Software for a Modern SCADA System

Enterprise Automation Specifying hardware software

How do I decide on hardware and software for a new SCADA System? The best place to start is with the end in mind.  Sometimes that might mean designing the entire system, but often that is as simple as thinking through – and maybe writing down – all of the functionality and requirements you’d eventually […]

Don’t get hacked! – Audit and Secure your Operational Technology Environment

A recent network hack intrusion out of the City of Oldsmar FL illustrates the importance of a solid network security protocol within operational technology systems. In the Oldsmar case, an unknown hacker gained access to the city’s water control SCADA system and attempted to “poison” the water supply by increasing the levels of sodium hydroxide […]