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I've never heard an IT person talk like this. Craig Dupler, and his compadre Steve Venema, must be really atypical, even at Boeing. Dupler said that it was stupid for IT to insist on making control systems follow enterprise IT rules about patching, patch management, and stuff we've all...

Back in the meeting hall at ARC

  While all the backroom briefings were going on, back in the real Forum, Dave Woll, Dick Hill, and Greg Gorbach, ARC analysts all, led concurrent sessions on justifying the value of automation, with panelists from DuPont, Petro-Canada, Dow, and Genentech; supplier and customer collaboration with panelists Mike Sarli from...

Maggie Walker on Globalization

"Engineering cannot be an island unto itself." Dow's vice president of darn near everything regarding engineering described the new and enduring roles of engineering at Dow Chemical. At Dow engineering is an archipelago, not an island, she noted.

16th Annual Readers Choice Awards--and the Control/ARC Monthly Podcast

The 2008 version of the Readers Choice Awards is posted on the web, of course (see the previous post). The magazine mailed today. Next Wednesday, January 16, we'll go live with the second edition of the Control/ARC Monthly Podcast Series.

Who's Winning? The 2007 ARC/Control Top Fifty

Every year, Larry O'Brien of ARC and I produce a report that helps end users and vendors alike find out what the health of the industry (and the major vendors in it) looks like. This year, we did it differently.

ARC touts ABB as "world's largest automation services provider"

ABB tops automation services market share worldwide New ARC study cites strong market growth in this expanding area Houston, TX, August 8, 2007 -- In a recently published study titled "Automation Supplier Provided Services Worldwide Outlook," industry analyst ARC Advisory Group ranked ABB in the leading market position in...