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PostedMonday, March 7, 2016 at 3:38 PM
From time to time, new industrial automation technologies come along that provide cost savings, better performance, and ease of use—new links for the chain. One of the latest of these is software as a service (SaaS), that provides access to hosted software over a network, typically the Internet, and is closely related to the concepts of smart factories, cloud computing, and the Industrial IoT. SaaS can open opportunities for industrial automation, but to be truly useful, it should be secure, quick, and robust, as well as adaptable and convenient to use.