OT

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.

OT Intent-Based Security Policies

When implementing security on the plant floor, the friction between IT and OT is mischaracterized as a problem of “control”. The solution depends on two factors – visibility and automation.

September 28, 2017

MANUFACTURING

Watch now: Top 5 business expansion strategies for system integrators

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 […]

June 22, 2017

MANUFACTURING

Industrial applications: What does a successful deployment look like?

I recently took part in a plant tour with a manufacturer in the early days of modernizing its plant floor. Two decades old, this factory had always relied on manual data collection. The team hand-carried operational data back to the office to be correlated and analyzed. Then they would make improvements or address issues they […]

February 16, 2017

MANUFACTURING

Come Together: Cost Savings Unite IT and Operations

IT and OT use many of the same terms; however, they do not speak the same language. Our research shows not only do IT and OT not speak the same language, each organization prioritizes the same terms in the opposite order of each other.

February 7, 2017

MANUFACTURING

A Bromance for the Ages: When IT met OT

To this pantheon of duo-ed greatness we now add Chad from IT (Information Technology) and Stan from OT (Operational Technology). This is their story.

January 23, 2017

SECURITY

Welcome to the OT World

It may have come to you in an email or perhaps during a 1:1 with your boss but either way the news probably caught you by surprise. You will be taking your security skills to the industrial side of the house. Congratulations! And good luck – you are going to need it. Much of what […]

December 20, 2016

MANUFACTURING

Three Things I Learned in Mexico

As I fly back from a few days visiting manufacturing facilities in Mexico, I wanted to share three things I learned on the trip.

November 8, 2016

MANUFACTURING

Industrial Security: How IT and OT Meet at the Firewall

To make our manufacturing sector as competitive as possible, we need to address the skills and knowledge gap, and emphasize the need for more flexible training and e-learning options.