operational technology

What is the Current State of Cybersecurity in the Oil & Gas Industry?

How is cybersecurity viewed in your organization?  Cisco discussed industrial security with oil and gas operators who regard cybersecurity as a barrier to realizing the value of IIoT. 

February 28, 2019

INNOVATION

Diving Headfirst into the Co-Economy

Given the complexity and pace of change in today’s digital economy, you can no longer operate in a silo – you must build an ecosystem of customers and partners, large and small, and start co-innovating with them.

December 14, 2017

INNOVATION

Why We’re Still Just Getting Started on the IoT Journey

After a dozen years on the IoT journey, the industry is beginning to gain momentum. Maciej Kranz reflects on barriers to business transformation and the changes taking shape.

December 4, 2015

INNOVATION

Job One: Securing IoT

Recently, I participated in the panel on Internet of Things (IoT) security as part of the Automation Perspectives media event hosted by Rockwell Automation, just prior to Automation Fair 2015 in Chicago. It is clear that the ability to deal effectively with security threats is the No. 1 make-or-break factor for IoT adoption. With this […]

IoT Meets Standards, Driving Interoperability and Adoption

For years, industrial control systems have been characterized by proprietary devices, protocols, communications, and applications. However, at the Hannover Fair last spring, virtually every exhibitor showed products that support IP, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi interfaces—something that would have been unthinkable just a decade ago. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is driving this change, with an exponentially […]

IT Is from Venus, OT Is from Mars

Bringing Alien Worlds Together in the Internet of Things In the 1990s, I, like millions of others, read the book Women Are from Venus, Men Are from Mars. This best-seller suggested that the frequent misunderstandings between genders make it seem as though men and women are from different, alien worlds. But it’s not just men […]