The Final Frontier of Operational Excellence
Ever since the tiered Purdue model for industrial automation was first articulated, companies have strived to unify their plant-floor control, production management and enterprise systems. Gluing these disparate systems together with communication interfaces turned out to be the easy part; delivering relevant information in context to the people best-suited to affect the real-time performance of their businesses proved much harder. That's the sweet spot where Invensys Operations Management is focusing its efforts, according to Mark Davidson, vice president of central marketing for Invensys Operations Management.
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Conversation, Collaboration Crucial to Cybersecurity
Everyone is finally talking with each other about cybersecurity—and it's going to make all the difference in the world. Of course, firewalls and other security hardware are essential too, but they're useless if not deployed by process control and IT engineers that have cooperated to securely link their plant-floor and business-level networks; developed and adopted common-sense software patching policies; trained their colleagues to follow cybersecurity best practices; and accessed supplier and government expertise to keep their cybersecurity efforts up to date.
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