A secure and reliable IT Infrastructure is the foundation for integrated operations. With this in place, process related networks and office networks will be securely connected and real time data will always be available both locally and remotely.
This allows for cross discipline collaboration, better monitoring of equipment and optimized production.
A secure IT infrastructure require focus on cyber security, which has to be kept at the necessary levels. Cyber security is not viewed as a one-time activity, but as an integral and continuous part of the product lifecycle, from early design and development, through testing and commissioning, to life time support service and future adaptations.
Developments in wireless technology offer an enormous opportunity for wireless connectivity of field devices both in oil and gas and other chemical processing plants. ABB can deliver traditional wired solutions, but is also a large provider of wireless products and solutions for the industrial and process automation sector.