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HP Control: IT: take a plant-centric approach

ABB Automation Group Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland, held a press conference during the ACHEMA show in Frankfurt (May 22 - 27, 2000). Of course, there was the obligatory pitch of ABB's produ..

Kane, L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ABB Automation Group Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland, held a press conference during the ACHEMA show in Frankfurt (May 22 - 27, 2000). Of course, there was the obligatory pitch of ABB's products and services. But Dick McAllister, Executive Vice President, gave an interesting presentation entitled, "Industrial IT: The Next Way of Thinking Expands the Opportunity for Productivity Improvements." He discussed ABB's approach to information technology (IT) projects and IT trends in general. The market drivers for industrial IT, according to Mr. McAllister, include: increase productivity, flexibility, quality and yield; reduce life c

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