IoT Agenda:

Operational technology


October 1, 2019  2:18 PM

The IT/OT divide: Why OT is from Mars and IT is from Venus

Richard Beeson Richard Beeson Profile: Richard Beeson
Digital transformation, IIoT, iot, iot security, IT/OT convergence, Operational technology

A data scientist or IT specialist will look at a glass and wonder whether it’s half full or half empty. An operational technology engineer will wonder how the water got there in the first place. The divide between IT and

November 30, 2018  1:01 PM

Addressing security at the edge

Jason Andersen Jason Andersen Profile: Jason Andersen
Digital security, edge, Edge computing, edge security, Internet of Things, iot, IoT edge, iot security, Operational technology, OT, OT security, Physical security, Security updates, Supply chain

More so than ever before, we're seeing an increase in the frequency and complexity of cyberattacks across all industries. Traditionally, companies have layers of security in place to protect themselves from data breaches and digital threats, but companies that utilize edge computing are at risk for...


November 19, 2018  10:26 AM

Reimagining the IIoT revolution through built-in security

William Diotte Profile: William Diotte
chip security, Cyber security, Endpoint devices, Enterprise IoT, IIoT, IIoT security, industrial internet of things, Industrial IoT, Internet of Things, IoT chips, IoT hardware, iot security, Operational technology, OT, OT security

If there's one truth to operational security that many don't want to hear, it's that any system can be compromised. As a multitude of industries like utilities, manufacturing, and oil and gas are adopting industrial internet of things devices -- a market set to boom to


October 23, 2018  1:11 PM

Realizing the Holy Grail of digital

Jason Shepherd Profile: Jason Shepherd
cloud, Edge computing, Enterprise IoT, GATEWAY, Internet of Things, iot, IT, Open source, Operational technology, Scalability, Scale, SDK

Thank you for reading the final post in this five-part series, where I bring it all together -- outlining how we need an open, cloud-native edge to ultimately realize the Holy Grail of digital. If the current trend of vertically focused platforms continues, we'll have wildly different...


October 12, 2018  2:26 PM

For smarter buildings, we need to bridge the IT-facilities divide

Hugues Meyrath Hugues Meyrath Profile: Hugues Meyrath
Automation, Customer service, Data Analytics, Enterprise IoT, Facilities management, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, IT, IT convergence, Leadership, Microsoft, Operational technology, retail

IoT technologies are starting to bring significant benefits to organizations that operate multiple physical locations, reducing equipment costs and downtime and...


September 28, 2018  3:56 PM

Securing IIoT requires extra care. NAC and segmentation can help

Peter Newton Profile: Peter Newton
IIoT, Industrial IoT, iot, IoT devices, iot security, NAC, Network access control (NAC), Operational technology, security in IOT, Segmentation, worms

As IT and operational technology networks converge, organizations are exposing their traditionally isolated OT networks to new cyber-risks. Cybercriminals have already begun designing new malware threats, like


September 10, 2018  12:48 PM

When worlds collide: Understanding emerging IT/OT convergence

Erick Dean Profile: Erick Dean
Big Data, IIoT, Industrial IoT, information technology, Internet of Things, iot, IoT analytics, IoT data, IT, IT convergence, Machine learning, Operational technology

Industrial IoT continues to fundamentally change the manufacturing industry, and smart companies across the globe are discovering the benefits of combining data from information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) entities. This is known within the industry as


August 30, 2018  11:16 AM

How to make data IoT’s new oil

Gordon Haff Profile: Gordon Haff
Data, Data Analytics, Data Management, information technology, Integration, Internet of Things, iot, IoT analytics, IoT platform, IT, Operational technology, platform

If IoT is deeply concerned with data and "data is the new oil" (as UK mathematician Clive Humby asserted in 2006), does that make IoT the new oil? The answer, perhaps unsurprisingly, is that it's complicated. To see why, let's return to the part of Humby's original statement that's


August 27, 2018  11:30 AM

Pi and the sky: The AOL Stage of IoT

Jason Shepherd Profile: Jason Shepherd
AOL, Digital transformation, Governance, information technology, Internet of Things, iot, IoT hardware, iot security, IT, Operational technology, poc, proof of concept, Scalability, Stakeholders

This is the second of a five-part blog series. Read part one here. Ok, so


October 31, 2017  10:48 AM

DevOps issues multiply in IoT environments

James Kirkland Profile: James Kirkland
Agile, Agile software development, Collaboration, DevOps, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, IT, IT staff, Operational technology, Software development, Waterfall

My high school freshman son has been pretty stressed out these past couple of weeks. Dealing with the pressures of multiple teachers giving assignments all due on the same day has been very frustrating. As I watched him tackling mounds of math homework, I considered similar struggles that happen...


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