Operational Technology (OT)
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.
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 […]
Event Recap: Cisco at the EEI Annual Convention
I had a great time recently at the EEI Annual Convention on June 7-10 in New Orleans, LA. EEI is the Edison Electric Institute, the industry association of the Investor...
Digital Transformation in the Oil & Gas Industry: “Drill, Data, Drill!”
“Drill, baby, drill” makes for an easy mantra when it comes to energy exploration, but the oil and gas (O&G) industry moved past simply drilling long ago with the introduction...
Summary: #DigitalTransformation Fueling the Need for Workforce Transformation
In case you missed it, here a summary of Karen Walker's latest blog on the IoE Blog site that reaches out to all those in the Oil and Gas Industry:...
#DigitalTransformation Fueling the Need for Workforce Transformation
Digital disruption is transforming virtually every role in every industry. Every day I see how the proliferation of online, mobile, and social interactions has created the need for completely new...
IoE-Powered Business Transformation Boosts Agility and Efficiency for Oil and Gas Companies
This week I’m attending CERAWeek, the premier international gathering of energy industry leaders, experts, government officials, policymakers, and innovators. While this is the 34th annual CERAWeek conference, the...