Gartner Research

The Confluence of Operational Technology and Big Data

Published: 21 August 2013

ID: G00246899

Analyst(s): Douglas Laney, Kristian Steenstrup

Summary

Interlacing operational technology and "big data" initiatives can generate lucrative supplemental benefits. Information strategists should plan to use OT-generated data to bolster analytics and exploit big data sources to enhance the performance of OT solutions.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The rising availability of big data will increase opportunities, making it imperative for information and application architects to integrate and implement a broader array of OT solutions
  • Operational technology solutions will also add to the mix of information assets available to business leaders and executives for other analytics/BI and strategic purposes

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