The internet of things (IoT) is unexpectedly forcing an intersection between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology systems and the internet. And organizations need to address it now.
For industrial and manufacturing companies particularly, the Internet of Things (IoT) presents enormous opportunities — but also substantial challenges to integration with the siloed worlds of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT).
Data volumes in global enterprises are growing exponentially as workloads move to the cloud, IoT brings in big data through sensors, and other digital trends. In the past, we may have analyzed spreadsheets with 30 columns of data, but now, making sense of all the available data to inform new business initiatives has become daunting.
Not many technologies have been embraced as quickly as analytics. Analytics has moved from helping us gain insights into past events, to real-time monitoring using dashboards, and now to predictive analytics that can forecast what can happen hours, days, weeks and months from now.