The Internet of Things (IoT) is ushering in a new era of networked computing where advanced applications intelligently monitor and control remote sensors, mobile devices, and smart machines. The IoT blurs the line between traditional operational technology (OT) systems and information technology (IT) systems.
The IoT brings the ability to connect devices, systems, and applications to create a flexible, interoperable environment that includes components from the smallest devices to the largest data centers. Legacy machine-to-machine (M2M) systems—traditionally used for a single purpose and consisting of a single type of device or sensor and a single, pre-determined connectivity method—can now be re-invented or replaced by more powerful, continually evolving IoT solutions. Proprietary operational control systems are giving way to new, open solutions based on standard IT platforms and protocols.
By unifying OT and IT systems and practices in a converged system architecture, businesses can eliminate inefficiencies and barriers to interoperability, improve automation, and accelerate innovation.
In this whitepaper, learn the business advantages of a converged OT/IT intelligent systems architecture, including:
- Reduced risk by using proven technology and protocols.
- Reduced costs associated with distributed device infrastructures.
- Faster time to implementation by reducing the complexity of IoT initiatives.
This paper delivers:
- Guidelines for implementing a highly scalable, reliable, and secure IoT framework.
- Recommendations for strategically aligning OT and IT assets.
- Suggestions for achieving successful IoT initiatives.