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Making the case for facility modernization

Are legacy control systems dragging down your maintenance KPIs? You may be ready to modernize your assets.

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In this article: Maintainability Operator self-service Increased maintenance efficiency What is legacy hardware, and how do we look at it? Is it just old stuff that’s hard to find and hard to replace? Is it unsupported equipment? Is it older tech for which it is difficult to find engineers who are experienced in working with it? Is it ultimately a combination of all three of these?It can be difficult to visualize what operations will look like after a technology modernization initiative. This article takes a look at how legacy technologies can ultimately impacct your competitive advantage as an organization, preventing internal progress and overstressing your…

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