Earlier this month, I was involved in a webinar in partnership with CSIA and Panduit that focused on system integrators and expanding their business. The system integrator role is evolving from being project-centric into a long-term solutions partner who can help manufacturing clients in critical areas such as:
- Security considerations on the factory floor
- IT/OT convergence
- Implementation of industrial IoT (IIoT)
Additionally, manufacturers are increasingly working with system integrators as an extension of their internal teams. In this webinar, we discussed how the implementation of state-of-the-art technology is affecting this space, as well as best practices, architecture design, and key considerations for working with customers. Topics covered included:
- Unmanaged vs. managed switches
- Designing security into architecture
- Network considerations such as orchestration, automation, standards, and deployment
- Physical infrastructure
Sneak peek of next month’s webinar
The next webinar in the series will be in October and is titled “Secure Cloud Networking Solutions for Complex Manufacturing Operations.”
Some of the topics touched upon will include how cloud networking offers greater reliability, easier management, and a lower total cost of ownership. We’ll explore the cloud managed networking solution, the ease of integration, performance and security.
Full details are coming soon and will be available here.