August 2017

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Automation Strategies: Navigating automation in oil and gas—Lessons learned from other industries

In today’s economy, industrial automation has become absolutely essential for refiners, petrochemical producers and pipeline owners looking to maintain profitability and competitive advantage as market pressures bear down on them.

Fryer, J., Stratus Technologies

In today’s economy, industrial automation has become absolutely essential for refiners, petrochemical producers and pipeline owners looking to maintain profitability and competitive advantage as market pressures bear down on them. Fortunately, oil and gas is far from the only space in which companies are navigating the complexities of developing an automation strategy. This means that a number of lessons can be learned from other industries with similar challenges. From telecom to financial services to manufacturing, companies have successfully made the transition from the inflexible, proprietary technologies of the past to the agile, intelligent and open technologies of today—this is the i

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