Astec IT Solutions joins the Novotek family

We are excited to announce that Astec IT Solutions Limited is joining the Novotek family.

Novotek has been a key partner of Astec in our delivery of GE software & solutions since the 2000s. This close relationship has continued to strengthen over the years and lately it has become clear that a joint company would deliver more power and value for our customers under one brand.






Part 17 – How Standards Drive Digital Transformation

In the 80s, ISO 9000 (and BS5750 in Britain) came to the fore to create standards for quality management. The standardisation process strove to introduce methods for continual improvement and ensure consistency and quality. As time moved on, throughout the 90s and 00s, standards have been applied to manufacturing settings more and more, beginning with S88, which governs batch control processes, followed by S95, which defines plant structure to support enterprise asset models. 

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Part 16 – How to Implement IT Compliant OT

As manufacturing operations adopt more intelligent systems, we’ve seen control systems, equipment, and networks rebranded as Operational Technology (OT). With this has come a change in approach from IT departments, who for decades wanted nothing to do with the weird and wonderful equipment that populated the OT space. While keeping the operational world at arm’s length was possible for IT in the past, they are now converging at such a pace and in a way that is impossible, or even perilous, to ignore.

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Part 15 – Understanding energy and utility usage

Following the advice from the Fit for the Future series so far will see your operation collecting rich operational data to drive continuous improvement. However, with rising prices and increasing costs placing a burden on every individual and industry, there is a quick and straightforward way to gain greater insight into your energy and utility usage.

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