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Hype Cycle for Operational Technology, 2014

Published: 23 July 2014

ID: G00263170

Analyst(s): Kristian Steenstrup


The convergence and integration of operational technologies with IT is making significant impact on equipment-dependent businesses and government, but many critical technologies are at least two to 10 years from mainstream 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
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Machines in Government
    • ITAM Processes for OT
    • Lidar
    • Embedded Software and Systems Security
    • Decisions and Recommendations as a Service
    • Smart Robots
    • IT/OT Skilled Workforce
    • Digital Business
    • Machine Learning
  • At the Peak
    • Data Science
    • High-Performance Message Infrastructure
    • Machine Learning for Communications Service Providers
    • IT/OT Alignment
    • IT/OT Impact on EA
    • IT/OT Convergence
    • IT/OT Integration
    • IT/OT Convergence in Manufacturing
    • Complex-Event Processing
    • Open SCADA
    • Networking IT and OT
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Big Data
    • Facilities Energy Management
    • Intelligent Lighting
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Integrated and Open Building Automation and Control Systems
    • System Engineering Software
    • Operations Intelligence
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Real-Time Infrastructure
    • Hardware-Reconfigurable Devices
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Operational Technology Platform Convergence
    • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
    • ISA-95 Integration Standards
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Intelligent Electronic Devices
    • Public Telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Remote Diagnostics
    • Fleet Vehicle Tracking
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Commercial Telematics
    • Process Control and Industrial Automation
    • Process Data Historians
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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