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IIoT Hot Buttons for 2017

1.9.2017IIoTBy:   In our 35-plus years of providing continuous availability solutions for enterprises, we’ve seen only a handful of technology shifts that you could call “seismic.” The globalization of eCommerce was a big one that was transformational for mission critical infrastructures. At Stratus, we believe that the next big transformation –…

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Proven Approaches to OT Modernization: How to Modernize with Sustainable Return

12.21.2016IABy:   Continuous improvement has been a theme in the industrial space since the second part of the last century. It’s not just a sound management philosophy – quite naturally, additional efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility go a long way to adding value in processes that are repeatable and continuously running –…

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Unplanned downtime continues to be a huge vulnerability with today’s applications

12.12.2016Cost of Downtime, Fault ToleranceBy:   Organizations today expect their applications to be continuously available. Their businesses depend upon it. But what happens when unplanned downtime occurs? Productivity declines. Data is lost. Brand reputations are impacted. There is potential for regulatory fines. Revenue is lost. With these types of impacts organizations must be taking steps…

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Accelerating Performance Improvements in the Industrial Sector through Modernized Operational Technology (OT)

12.6.2016IABy:   The pursuit of efficiency and the avoidance of unplanned downtime have always been primary operational goals in industrial plants. There are a number of pressing market demands prompting plant operators to seek upgrades to their operational foundation. First and foremost, such upgrades are geared to deliver increased productivity. Modernizing…

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Peace of Mind for Pinellas County Utilities with Always-On Industrial Control Systems

11.30.2016IABy:   Lately, people have been asking more questions about the safety and reliability of their water supply. That’s because recent incidents of system contamination such as the crisis in Flint, Michigan and storm damage from hurricanes Matthew and Sandy have thrust water and wastewater issues into the public eye. And…

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Modern Water Control Systems Boost Public Safety, Plant Efficiency

11.23.2016Industrial Automation, ManufacturingBy:   Water is getting a lot of attention lately. Whether it’s contaminated water in Flint, Michigan or environmental impact from hurricane-damaged wastewater facilities, incidents like these raise serious questions about safety and reliability. That’s where industrial automation systems, such as supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), historians, and human machine…

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Is Your Disaster Recovery Solution Sufficient for Your Critical Applications?

11.15.2016Disaster RecoveryBy:   Availability Demands of Our Always-on World The digitalization of our world, and the globalization of our economy, have truly transformed the business environment in which we all operate. To compete, your business needs to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This means…

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Stratus Go-to-Market Campaign for Partners accelerates opportunity development in booming Industrial Automation market

11.9.2016Industrial AutomationBy:   Stratus has served the Industrial Automation (IA) space for 35 years, and we continue to see greater uptake for our solutions combined with those of our global partners. Rising demand in this market is due to aging operational technology (OT) infrastructures and industrial companies seeking to modernize and consolidate…

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Justification for Modernizing Automation

10.19.2016Industrial AutomationBy:   ARC estimates that $65 billion worth of process automation systems are nearing the end of their useful life. These estimates are even larger if one includes those installed systems that don’t meet the requirements for cybersecurity protection, or leveraging technologies, such as IIoT, cloud computing, advanced process control, mobile…

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Public Safety Call Center Survey Shows Progress and Opportunity

10.14.2016PSAPBy:   PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points) dedicated to handling calls to police, fire stations and ambulance services deal with life threatening emergencies every day. It’s an environment in which any amount of unplanned system downtime can have catastrophic consequences, so I’m pleased to see that they are steadily upgrading their…

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