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AUTOMATIONWORLD.COM Targeted “Search” Some Web site users gravitate toward search engines and others like a “tour of the house” and use navigation to find content. AutomationWorld. com updated its site navigation in December 2008 and now offers a cleaner look for its navigation menu (see image, left). The navigation is divided into four categories: Disciplines (our magazine’s core focus), Automation Strategies, Product Strategies and Industries. Under Automation Strategies, choices include Asset Management, Lean/Six Sigma, Software Technology and Machine Automation, to name a few. Product Strategies offers Instrumentation, Controllers, Distributed Control Systems, MES and more. Listed below are the TOP FIVE navigation categories, in terms of traffic, for May 2009 on AutomationWorld.com: ● Automation & Controls ● Machine Automation ● Process Automation ● Distributed Control Systems ● HMI Content A-Go-Go Follow Automation World on Twitter www.twitter.com/automationworld. Find podcasts, Automation Gear blog posts and breaking news on our Twitter outpost. Automation News – Home Page The world keeps spinning and so does our home page content module at the top of www. automationworld.com. In the second frame of the module, find news from the Automation World staff or from “Around the Web”—automation stories found on other Web sites. RSS FEEDS: www.automationworld.com/rss Subscribe to any of our RSS Feeds to have updated Automation World content delivered to your RSS reader, My Yahoo page or iGoogle. AutomationWorld.com offers targeted RSS feeds, all of our NAVIGATION choices have a corresponding RSS feed. Get connected! 6 Automation World l June 2009 BLOGS: www.automationworld.com/autogear ● Automation Gear Blog: Stay on top of product trends by visiting the new Automation Gear Blog at www.automationworld. com/autogear. Gary Mintchell and other Automation World editors home in on subtle product innovations that could affect your business’s bottom line. Recent blog posts examine a Message Manager, Web Client for HMI/SCADA, and Wi-Fi, to name just a few. Find Automation Gear blog via our home page or subscribe to Automation Gear’s RSS feed, www.automationworld.com/rss. WHITE PAPERS: www.automationworld.com ● Find White Papers on our home page! Visit our new White Paper section on our updated home page and find technical information on energy efficiency, controls, networking, wireless and all things automation. You can also find White Papers by visiting www.automationworld.com/White_Papers AUTOMATIONWORLD.COM: Search Engine: www.automationworld.com ● Find information quickly by using AW’s Search Engine. Below are the TOP FIVE searches done in May 2009: ● OPC ● Ethernet ● PLC ● Safety ● Wireless 2009 Webcast Series on Industrial Ethernet WEBCASTS www.automationworld.com/webcasts ● On-Demand Webcast: Using Managed vs. Unmanaged Switches with Industrial Ethernet. Distributed control architectures and information availability have become so crucial for manufacturing that automation engineers often find themselves cast in the role of networking engineers. This Webcast will lead engineers through the terminology, design requirements and implementation tips for installing Ethernet switches in an industrial control and information network. Visit www.automationworld.com/wc/NAT2 PODCASTS: www.automationworld.com/podcasts ● New! – Podcast: Quality by Design in the Pharmaceutical Industry: As part of the research for the feature story, “A Change of Course for Pharma Manufacturing,” which appears in the June 2009 issue of Automation World, Managing Editor Wes Iversen recently interviewed Dr. Moheb Nasr, Director of the Office of New Drug Quality Assessment, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. During the interview, Dr. Nasr discusses the FDA’s Quality-by-Design initiative, the Agency’s regulatory approach and industry’s response to date. Visit www. automationworld.com/podcast-5545.