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January 29, 2013
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  • Dreamliner investigation likely to be prolonged
    Whether the lithium-ion battery that burned on a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 is cause or effect remains yet to be determined; a solution to the problem that has grounded the Dreamliner around the world remains elusive. The U.S. National Transportation and Safety Board and its Japanese counterpart are continuing their separate investigations. To date, evidence points to manufacturing flaws in the battery. Aviation Week & Space Technology (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
  • Tech advances enhance thermography's utility in problem detection
    Improved imaging and speedier diagnosis of problems and their correction are enhancing the utility of thermography in predictive maintenance, writes Sheila Kennedy. Several companies in the field have new products that offer advantages in both of these categories. For those new to thermography, training is available and recommended. Plant Services (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership & Management 
  • System maintenance can be undermined by lack of security coordination
    IT security teams and those responsible for maintaining the uptime of industrial systems need to better collaborate to prevent the invasion of threatening malware, writes Matt Hines. The energy industry is regarded as particularly vulnerable in this area. "There's still a culture of organizational bureaucracies and territorialism and little urgency to get things done; everyone reports to their own boss, workers are not pushed to work together, and despite all the attention few CEOs or executives seem focused on the problem," said Avivah Litan, a senior security analyst with Gartner. (U.K.) (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to reach outside your company for innovation
    Open innovation can be a powerful tool for companies hoping to cut creative costs while still coming up with ideas, writes John Dillard. Still, it's important to be realistic about how much time and energy you can invest in open innovation. "[C]hoosing the right path can be difficult, as organizations must weigh the benefits and liabilities of using outside help against developing technology internally," Dillard writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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