IT/OT Convergence Will Lead to Agility in Decision-Making

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4Q 2017 | IN-4814


From Divergence to Convergence


Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) diverged and developed in silos. Since the emergence of M2M communications several years ago though, slowly but surely, they have started to converge. Unfortunately, up until now, a fractured solutions market and simple lack of communication between IT and OT departments have made it difficult to scale Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions designed to increase access to data. Only recently has the market started to consolidate and have companies started to solve the structural challenges to IT/OT integration. As OT employs more sensors and connections to collect more data from equipment, devices and processes, it needs the security and standardization of IT to successfully process this data and store and share the insights between internal departments and external suppliers and customers.

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