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Media Alert: Stratus Technologies and ARC Advisory Group Help IT Pros Understand the Importance of Uptime for Mission-Critical Manufacturing Applications

Free Live Webinar Explores How Application Downtime Affects Productivity for Manufacturing Enterprises (March 20, 2012)

MAYNARD, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/12 -- Stratus Technologies is hosting an educational webinar with ARC Advisory Group on March 28, 2012, about the importance of uptime assurance solutions for manufacturing enterprises. During the webinar ARC's Principal Analyst, John Blanchard, will identify critical manufacturing trends that are driving the importance of uptime, including increased deployment of mission-critical manufacturing applications like MES and SCADA, the consolidation of automation and information infrastructure, the use of fault-tolerant virtualization and the expansion to 24x7 operations.

During the webinar, titled "Application downtime, your productivity killer," attendees will learn the top trends in plant application adoption and their root causes, in addition to the financial impact associated with downtime and data loss. Blanchard will also explain how to determine an organization's uptime assurance requirements and give listeners the tools to evaluate uptime solutions based on their total cost of ownership.

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About the webinar

  • What: "Application downtime, your productivity killer" -- learn about the cost and implications of downtime for manufacturing enterprises.
  • When: Wednesday, March 28, 2012; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Who: Presenter: John Blanchard, principal analyst at ARC Advisory Group: John is part of the manufacturing automation consulting group at ARC covering the food & beverage, life sciences, fine chemicals and CPG industries. He concentrates on batch process automation, governmental regulations such as US FDA 21 CFR Part 11, industry automation requirements and evolving issues and technologies affecting these industries. John has over 25 years of experience as both a user and a supplier in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries as a manufacturing engineer, project engineer, project manager, industry marketing manager and automation consultant.

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