Articles & News on IT/OT Convergence

Wired and Wireless Networks Advance in Power

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Both wired and wireless networks have been undergoing a significant evolution during the past decade, enabling greater opportunities to those who leverage the advancements in the next one.

Enhanced Integration Drives Need for Enhanced Cybersecurity

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
There is an increasing recognition that an integrated cybersecurity approach is required for an entire manufacturing and production company. Many manufacturing companies are realizing with the integration of IT, OT, automation and other functions that designating one leader responsible for all cybersecurity for the company is most effective.

Pushing Plant Computing to the Edge and to the Cloud Factories

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Time synchronization and accelerate the continued integration of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) groups. This trend has been facilitating changes in organizational structures, and the creation, in many cases, of integrated IT/OT groups.

How Industry 4.0 Can Get Factories Running At Full Speed

  • by Chris Turlica, MaintainX
  • Opinion

By Chris Turlica, MaintainX
Modern factories are as sophisticated as any server farm or computer lab, and to keep them firing on all cylinders we’ll need high-tech solutions too.

Digitalization Driving Manufacturing to New Heights

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Manufacturing and production companies are realizing digitalization requires structure, organizational changes, and integration of information technology (IT), operations technology (OT) and automation technology.

The Challenge of OT Security in a Converged World

  • by Rick Peters, Fortinet
  • Feature

Absent an effective OT security plan, OT enterprise and their integrated ICS/SCADA systems are left vulnerable to cyberattacks that could result in financial loss, reputational damage, diminished consumer confidence, and even threaten the safety of citizens—and in the case of critical infrastructures, also threaten national security.

HANNOVER MESSE USA cancels 2020 event

  • News

HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days takes place virtually from July 14-15, offering keynotes from business, science and politics plus panel discussions, live chats, networking and innovation presentations.

Saratech announces acquisition of Apex Digital Manufacturing Solutions

  • News

Saratech will take over all of Apex's PLM software license and subscription sales, support services, and training classes.

Can Automation Save the World? The Impact of Automation in 2020 (Part 1)

  • by Cory Fogg, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Cory Fogg
Social distancing requirements and efforts to facilitate remote workers have called for automation to play a starring role in making things feasible for many organizations.   Here are a few instances where automation is playing a significant role in facilitating a more harmonious world in the future.

 

FDT Group releases FDT 3.0 – FDT IIoT Server (FITS) standard

  • News

The FDT 3.0 standard is intended to accelerate the evolutionary journey into the Fourth Industrial Revolution by enabling an ecosystem of FDT-based solutions to meet demands for IIoT and Industrie 4.0 applications.