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Hype Cycle for Operational Technology, 2013

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00246894

Analyst(s): Kristian Steenstrup , Geoff Johnson


The rise in emerging technologies that reflect the convergence and integration of OTs with IT is significant, but many critical technologies are at least two to 10 years from mainstream enterprise adoption. This research shows that it will be a protracted and complex path.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Technologies Facilitating IT and OT Alignment and Integration
    • Trends in IT and OT Alignment
    • Practical Use of this OT Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Lidar
    • Exploiting Sensor Grids
    • ITAM Processes for OT
    • Decisions and Recommendations as a Service
    • IT/OT Skilled Workforce
    • IT/OT Convergence in Manufacturing
    • High-Performance Message Infrastructure
    • Data Science
    • IT/OT Alignment
    • IT/OT Impact on EA
    • IT/OT Integration
  • At the Peak
    • IT/OT Convergence in Life Sciences
    • UAS for Business
    • Networking IT and OT
    • Operational Technologies for Government
    • Big Data
    • Intelligent Lighting
    • Facilities Energy Management
    • Complex-Event Processing
    • Open SCADA
    • Operations Intelligence
    • System Engineering Software
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Integrated and Open Building Automation and Control Systems
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Operational Technology Platform Convergence
    • Real-Time Infrastructure
    • Hardware Reconfigurable Devices
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
    • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
    • Process Control and Automation
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Intelligent Electronic Devices
    • Public Telematics and ITS
    • Remote Diagnostics
    • Enhanced Network Delivery
    • Fleet Vehicle Tracking
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Process Data Historians
    • Commercial Telematics
    • Event-Driven Architecture
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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