October 2014

Special Report: Process Control and Information Systems

Integrated software drives improvement in asset management, productivity

The evolution is all about connecting people, information and devices to give a holistic view of plant operations used to better manage reliability strategy and operational risk.

Amos, E., Meridium, Inc.

Our world is changing dramatically. The amount of data generated today in global facilities is large and continues to grow daily. This has led to a growth in areas like Big Data and Data Analytics. It wasn’t too long ago that our main challenge involved the reliability and accuracy of data. Today, data still can be incomplete and somewhat error prone, but the real challenge lies in determining how to leverage that data operationally and strategically—to better manage reliability strategy, operational risk and facility operations as we start getting more accurate data from the actual devices. Similarly, advances in cloud computing, analytics, and mobility are also starting to chang

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