Quick Definition: Quick IT/OT convergence describes the merging of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). While these departments have traditionally been siloed, IT/OT convergence integrates the tools businesses use to collect data (IT) with the tools it uses to control processes (OT). It’s a critical component of Industry 4.0 that has improved manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, retail, and numerous other industries by allowing connected devices and real-time data to automate and inform operations.
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An Introduction to Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 is a term for the fourth industrial revolution: the digitization and automation of manufacturing. We are in the midst of a fundamental shift in the way products are produced, and it’s deeply tied to the future of the Internet of Things (IoT).
What Is IoT Security? Risks, Examples, and Solutions
Any Internet-enabled device is vulnerable to being hacked and misused. In the age of the Internet of Things, there are billions of connected devices someone could use to access private data, spread malware, or even cause tangible harm.
What Is IoT Connectivity: A Comparison Guide
Connectivity is a critical component of the Internet of Things. IoT devices rely on networks to communicate with gateways, applications, servers, routers, and other IoT devices. This communication—transmitting and receiving data—enables IoT devices to perform the functions they were designed for.