Managing IT-OT Convergence

4 considerations to reduce your organization’s risk exposure and provide a better employee experience

The idea of convergence has been around since the beginning of technology. Integrating technologies can make them interoperate as a single cohesive system resulting in increased efficiency, reduction in errors, reduced costs, enhanced workflows, and competitive advantages.

We see this convergence in everyday technologies. A relatable example is vehicle technology. Vehicle sensors, actuators, and communications allow cars to transmit real-time global positioning movements and engine condition data back to the manufacturer for analysis. Real-time data, such as upcoming traffic or weather conditions, can be passed back to the driver. The result is better driving decisions, improved vehicle servicing, and overall driver safety. This simple (yet complex) example could not happen without IT/OT convergence...