With standardized connectivity, powerful applications, and rich analytics, the IIoT has transformed industrial operations.
IT/OT convergence extends this connected value by breaking down the barriers between OT and IT systems. Now the operational technology running in your machines, on your equipment, and across your production lines can communicate directly with IT platforms. These OT systems—and the rich data they generate—can access and fuel advanced IT systems. The powerful processing potential of these business applications can now reach the core of your operations—your OT systems and data.
By connecting systems that control manufacturing processes with those that control data storage, communications, and computing, you can finally apply your most advanced IT resources to improve your most mission critical operations.
Connecting IT and OT systems ensures products are running to intended spec, output, uptime, and SLAs. It improves visibility and responsiveness to avoid unplanned downtime. It allows full control over parameters, specs, rules, constraints, and policies—revealing not only how equipment is running at all times, but also when an incident may occur based on historical data and conditions.
IT/OT convergence strategy also improves scalability of your digital transformation initiatives. By extending and standardizing data access, you can more readily deploy and scale poweful new solutions, without fear of being trapped in a pilot purgatory.
Our manufacturing and service customers achieve:
Less unplanned downtime
Reduce product maintenance
Reduced NPI time
Reduced cost of quality
Faster on-site service visits
Your connected machines and equipment are a rich source of real-time data. By sharing this data throughout IT, OT, and IIoT systems, your teams can improve the performance metrics that matter most.
With connected machines and equipment, you can boost your throughput and capacity utilization—by applying analytics to expose the root cause of issues. Enable teams to solve problems before they occur with notifications of status and performance.
By connecting, collecting, sharing, and analyzing previously disparate data sources, you can act to improve KPIs—from individual machine components, to performance metrics that span multiple factory sites.
With detailed, real-time visibility across your operations, you can identify and address operational overhead. Tackle direct and hidden costs, from utility and energy impacts to downtime and supply-chain inefficiencies.
By sharing data across IT and OT systems, you can capitalize on high-growth opportunities. From increasing profit margins and overall output, to consumables fulfillment and product-as-a-service solutions, connected systems unlock new business models.