Articles & News on IT/OT Convergence

SolarWinds Cyberattack: Layered OT Security Creates Best Defense

  • by Chris Grove
  • Feature

The recent SolarWinds supply chain cyberattacks serve to underscore an age-old cybersecurity tenant, and the reason we need to continue beating the drum as cybersecurity professionals: Use a layered approach to OT security.

IGEL Teams Up with NComputing to Bring IGEL OS to Arm-Based Endpoints

  • News

For the first time, the award-winning IGEL OS software will be available on NComputing’s RX420 endpoints supporting Citrix Workspace App and Workspace Hub for cloud workspaces solutions.

Atos and IBM Collaborate to Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Enterprise with AI and Red Hat OpenShift Technologies

  • News

Companies intend to use artificial intelligence and IoT to develop joint solutions to optimize operations for clients in manufacturing, logistics and supply chain.

Siemens AG Hits Major Milestone in Global SD-WAN Migration Project with Orange

  • News

Delivering what is possibly one of the largest global SD-WAN deals, we have successfully migrated 80% of Siemens AG’s global sites to the network as part of its large-scale digital transformation program.

Abaco Wins Major Order to Support Space Force Protected Tactical Satellite Communication Program

  • News

Abaco Systems, Inc. announces an initial award of a $900k design win, with a lifetime potential win of several million, for ground control interface supporting Space Force’s Protected Tactical Satellite (PTS) Communication Program (SATCOM).

Amazon Industrial Digitalization Platform

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

Discrete and process manufacturers constantly struggle to create integrated manufacturing systems using disparate automation systems within a facility. Amazon Web Services now provides a flexible and open solution for achieving effective holistic operations, from sensor to enterprise.

Virtual Power Systems Forms Strategic Advisory Council

  • News

Industry leaders to provide guidance on global implementation of software-defined power.

How the Pandemic Highlights the Need for Convergence in OT

  • by Rick Peters
  • Feature

COVID-19 drove rapid network innovation while accelerating broader IT and OT convergence. The degree of change extends beyond just the convergence of IT and OT networks, and clearly there’s a need to address and solve challenges with simultaneous attention toward advancing both security and networking solutions.

The U.S. Government is Creating Security Standards for IoT Devices

  • by Patrick Bedwell
  • Feature

A new security bill is awaiting signature by President Trump. It directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create minimum cybersecurity standards for IoT devices owned or controlled by the U.S. government.

Edge Computing Holds the Key to IT/OT Integration

  • by Christian Nomine
  • Feature

The digital transformation of industry has given new momentum to the connection of the operational technology of the plant floor to the information technology of the higher-level enterprise. However, making the most of the potential of digitalisation requires more than just a network connection between these two levels of the business.