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Hype Cycle for Managing Operational Technology, 2017

Published: 25 July 2017

ID: G00314629

Analyst(s): Kristian Steenstrup , Denise Rueb , Simon Jacobson


The blurring of physical and virtual boundaries provides opportunities for asset-intensive organizations to become integrated digital businesses. This has heightened the awareness and importance for CIOs in those industries, of aligning and integrating OT with IT.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Time Sensitive Networking
    • ITAM Governance for OT
    • Cyber Physical Systems
    • Digital Twin
    • OT Professional Services
    • Remote Operations
  • At the Peak
    • Smart Robots
    • IoT Platform
    • IoT Services
    • IT/OT Skilled Workforce
    • Machine Learning
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Embedded Software and Systems Security
    • Internet of Things
    • Digital Business
    • Integrated 3D Asset Visualization
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Open SCADA
    • Intelligent Building Automation Systems
    • IT/OT Integration
    • IT/OT Communications
    • IoT Integration
    • IT/OT Alignment
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Managed Machine-to-Machine Services
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Smart Lighting
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Operational Technology Platform Convergence
    • System Engineering Software
    • Substation Intelligent Electronic Devices
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Advanced Process Control
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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