Convergence of Information and Operational Technology.

Manufacturing, Operation Technology
Information Technology and Operational Technology Convergence
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Problem Statement:

Information technology (IT) and Operations technology (OT)  are the two best technology that is being implemented in the industries. There are many Conflicts and common ground between both of them. The proper understanding of this technology is needed for implementing these technologies.

Solution Overview:

The traditional definitions of information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) need to be explored and revised to allow these two groups to work together, not against each other. A lot of common ground between IT and OT needs to be understood to optimize operations and to further understand the need for IT/OT convergence.

IT personnel may be associated with minor computer issues, however, one of their most important jobs is to maintain security for networks and devices. To many, the visible side of OT is the person who gets a call when a machine goes down. Or it may be the person who wants to add devices you haven’t heard of to the network. OT is responsible for keeping the plant, machines, and manufacturing processes running reliably and efficiently. OT also includes configuring and maintaining controls devices, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human-machine interfaces (HMIs), and variable frequency drives (VFDs), which often communicate over EtherNet/IP. When it comes to OT, control systems engineers are typically the ones responsible.


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