Gartner Research

Realize the Benefits of IT and OT Alignment and Integration

Published: 12 December 2013

ID: G00259608

Analyst(s): Kristian Steenstrup

Summary

Companies will benefit from closer alignment and integration of IT and OT systems, which will reduce costs, minimize risk, realize projects sooner, access operational data and generate incremental revenue. With a planned approach by CIOs, an advantage exists if it's done before competitors.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Align IT and OT for Business Benefits and Competitive Advantage
    • Understand That IT/OT Alignment and Integration Reduce Costs, Not Increase Them
    • Connect IT Security Teams With OT Staff to Mitigate Risks to OT Software
    • Establish a Shared Set of Standards and Architecture for Shorter Time to Benefit on Projects
    • Enable the IT Group to Support OT Systems for Improved Data Access

Case Studies

  • Software Acquisition
  • Information Management
  • Asset Management and Reliability
    • Resource Consumption
  • Remote Mining

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