Networks (PCN) control the heart of your production environments and
are tied directly to the productivity of your facility.
At SMT, we speak your language. IT Works PCN streamlines
the operations of supporting and managing the life cycle of process
control networks. IT Works PCN delivers increased speed, efficiencies
and flexibility to respond to business changes, lowers the risk of
running unauthorized software, streamlines workflow, and lower costs.
The focus of the PCN support staff is to maintain the network; installing,
configuring systems, tuning the network, maintaining security and
ensuring software updates… and their function is mission critical
to business operations. Automating and streamlining the management
of your PCN and systems lets the support staff focus their attention
on improving and adding functionality and performance, instead
of just maintaining the status quo.
- Simplifying support logistics. Logistics makes it challenging to manage distributed PCNs, especially if you have multiple control rooms, or an expensive refinery. IT Works PCN provides the ability to manage systems by remote control, allowing enterprise-wide management from a single console reducing the requirements for the support staff to travel to each device location.
- Streamling system complexity. PCN
software and hardware solutions are complex because the services they
manage are complex and mission critical. IT Works PCN provides a framework
to allow the PCN support team to manage the devices and personalities
of the devices with efficiency and transparency. From a single console,
the administrator has complete knowledge of hardware and software
installed and configured on each device.
- Increasing system
Works PCN provides the ability to tune and customize the environment
quickly and easily. The ability to test a variety of performance
options allows the team to deliver the best solution to the business.
IT Works PCN provides the capability to change system configurations
quickly and easily as your processes change. When migrations or new
systems are installed, the majority of these changes can be automated.
security risks. The possible
infiltration of internal computing environments is now part of daily
security monitoring. It is imperative that software upgrades, virus
and security patches are kept current. IT Works PCN provides a tighter
administration and regulation by automating the maintenance and authenticating
what software can be loaded onto a device reducing the possibility
of a virus infecting the network. Each device also can be locked
so absolutely no software can be loaded without prior administrative
- Providing more strategic focus. IT
is a key business partner involved in creating innovation requiring
personnel to invest more time in strategic activities. However, there
will always be daily, much needed tasks IT performs to keep your
business engine running. IT Works PCN enables your staff to automate
the majority of these tasks associated with their support efforts,
providing them valuable time to focus on implementing initiatives
that put you ahead of your competition.