Operational Technology Viewpoints

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Feb
20
2019
Mark Sen Gupta — Industry Trends

The Future of Basic Process Control Innovation

Basic process control, what we now call level 2 in the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture, has been the basis for successful process manufacturing for decades.  Innovations have moved from mechanical, to electrical, and on to computational.  Currently, the process control innovation has moved further up the architecture leaving changes at level 2 being mostly incremental.
Feb
14
2019
Ed O'Brien — Company and Product News

Observations from the 2019 ARC Industry Forum

The 2019 ARC Industry Forum was a great success with record attendance by both end users and suppliers.  This year’s event, the 23rd, included attendees from throughout the globe discussing digital transformation topics in asset-intensive and smart industries, cities, and municipalities. 
Feb
07
2019
Ralph Rio — Industry Trends

Best Practices with Blockchain in Industry

Blockchain in industry provides clear business benefits. Examining 24 pilot programs found sweet spots with improved revenue and margins.
Feb
01
2019
Ed O'Brien — Industry Trends

The Rise of Mobility in EAM  

The use of a wide variety of mobile devices can expand the reach of mobility in EAM systems.  In addition, handheld smart devices have grown in capability alongside EAM and field service systems with technologies like GPS, GIS, RFID, and embedded cameras. 
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