How IT/OT convergence improves compliance, collaboration, and performance

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:

 

Up to

30%

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Less unplanned downtime

Up to

47%

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Reduce product maintenance

Up to

90%

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Reduced NPI time

Up to

20%

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Reduced cost of quality

Up to

75%

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Faster on-site service visits