What will it take? Will Operational Technology (OT) disappear as we know it today - morphed into the Informational Technology (IT) space where both areas are driven by the same disruptive technology of the IoE (Internet-of-Everything)?
Is IT & OT two sides of the same network coin? Same pain, same challenges, with same network solutions. Or will these respective disciplines require mutual understanding and more cooperation to properly address their fundamental differences in primary mission, and therefore, really begin to holistically add more value to their business - businesses that are expected to efficiently compete on a global footing as they do locally?
This paper examines what current thought leaders are calling the IT/OT convergence. It explains the differences as well as similarities between IT and OT, addresses the challenges in convergence and provides insight into areas that both IT & OT professionals must understand to converge in a way that truly makes 1 + 1 = 3.
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