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Agenda Overview for Operational Technology Alignment With IT, 2013

Published: 02 January 2013

ID: G00245721

Analyst(s): Kristian Steenstrup


The 2013 agenda for IT/OT alignment will focus on five key areas of interest in any industry working to align operational technology in plant and equipment, with the policies and processes used for managing IT products.

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Key Issues

  • How should enterprises align and integrate IT and OT management (security, continuity and IT operations management)?
  • How should enterprises evaluate the strategy, value and risk of IT/OT convergence?
  • How should IT/OT organizational behavior, processes and governance (skills, culture, organization and responsibility) be applied?
  • How will the emerging architectures used in communications and software platforms impact opportunities to optimize the use of OT and IT?
  • What are the best practices for IT/OT integration?

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