Getting IT and OT to play nice when it comes to the IIoT

By Karen Field, for IndustryWeek

Mar 28, 2016

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If the results of a recent survey are any indication, one would think that most IT (information technology) and OT (operations technology) staff don’t play all that well together.

According to the results of a 2015 MPI/Rockwell survey “The Internet of Things Has Finally Arrived,” less than half (45%) of manufacturers surveyed said that their OT and IT teams collaborated on issues such as upgrading legacy operations or enterprise systems; A scant 37% reported a collaborative approach to solving technical enterprise issues. Nearly 10% reported no collaboration between the two departments.

Read how Beth Parkinson, market development manager for The Connected Enterprise at Rockwell Automation, responded to questions on IT-OT convergence.

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