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Establish Common Enterprise Semantics for IT/OT Integration

Published: 03 May 2013

ID: G00246906

Analyst(s): Partha Iyengar , Kristian Steenstrup , Geoff Johnson


The first step on the IT/OT integration journey is to establish common and consistent semantics within the enterprise. Gartner provides definitions and descriptions of key terms that impact the success of these efforts for IT and OT stakeholders to use during this critical step.

Table Of Contents


  • Foundational Terms
    • IT/OT Convergence
    • IT/OT Alignment
    • IT/OT Integration
    • IT/OT Middleware
    • IT/OT Network Convergence
    • IT/OT Skilled Workforce
  • Processes
    • IT Asset Management (ITAM) Processes for OT
    • Communications-Enabled Business Processes (CEBPs)
  • Software and Architecture
    • High-Performance Message Infrastructure
    • Operations Intelligence (OI)
    • Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)
    • Context Delivery Architecture (CoDA)
  • Services
    • Facilities Energy Management
    • OT Security Services
    • Emergency/Mass Notification Services (EMNSs)
    • Home-Area Networks (HANs)
    • Field-Area Networks (FANs)
    • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communication Services
    • EMI
    • Cloud Networking on Demand
    • Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
    • OT Asset Geolocation
    • Transportation Mobile Asset Tracking
  • Technologies
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Sensor Grids
    • Active RFID
    • Process Data Historians
    • Microwave RF Networks
    • Car-to-Infrastructure Communications
    • Process Control and Automation
    • Remote Diagnostics
    • Electronic Onboard Recorders
    • Fleet Vehicle Tracking
    • Commercial Telematics
    • SCADA
    • Mobile Device Management (MDM)
    • Network Virtualization (Including SDNs)
    • Over the Top (OTT) Networking
    • Passive Optical Network (PON)
    • Signaling Gateways
    • AMI
    • Advanced Distribution Protection and Restoration Devices

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