Gartner Research

IT/OT Convergence and Implications

Published: 22 October 2010

ID: G00206362

Analyst(s): Jack Santos, Jamie Popkin


The convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) has finally surfaced as a general management concern. For decades, most enterprises maintained separate accountability and governance structures for IT and OT. In an era when platform and network commonality is widespread, and application development and data integration is more standardized, enterprises can no longer ignore the alignment of IT and OT.

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  • Recommendations


  • Externalization
  • Consumerization
  • Democratization
  • Organizational Culture and Boundaries


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