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The automation challenge requires new approaches

05.01.2014  |  Hill, D.,  ARC Adivsory Group, Dedham, Massachusetts

Keywords: [ARC] [ExxonMobil] [Sandy Vassar] [automation] [I/O] [hardware] [virtualization]

It might be human nature to feel that the professional challenges that we face every day are unique. However, while business and production objectives may vary greatly from company to company and from industrial sector to industrial sector, nearly everyone needs to move projects from plans to startup as quickly as possible. The task must be completed using as few resources, especially as little capital, as possible. This task must be accomplished without missteps that require rework or cause delays. All industrial companies must manage their production assets and associated automation assets effectively over the entire asset lifecycle.

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