Archive for IT/OT

Iot in Oil and Gas Coming to Houston on September 13th and 14th

For anyone following the industrial-iot.com website they will know that we have been beating a loud and somewhat consistent drum about the real business value that we believe IIoT-enabled solutions can provide companies operating in the oil & gas industry – upstream, midstream and downstream. We also make every effort to make operators and end […]

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Industrial IoT: Looking backward and forward at BLAST 2017 in Rome

At the recent BLAST conference in Rome, Italy, Alessandro Bassi, president of IoT Italy, moderated a panel about IoT in Industry.  Sergio Gusmeroli, Research Coordinator at the Politecnico School of Management in Milano spoke on the importance of IoT for Industry.  I introduced some Industrial IoT applications, and Maurizio Griva, Senior Manager at Reply (a system […]

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IT, OT and IIoT: Is Terminology Dividing Us?

The terms “Information Technology” (IT) and “Operations Technology” (OT) have come into common use as a means of differentiating between the computers, networks and associated devices in manufacturing and operations and those employed for typical business solutions. Although the IT term has been with us for decades, the OT term has become popular much more […]

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Welding Gets Connected with Industrial IoT

Welding. You can’t get much more industrial than that, can you? Likely conjures up images of a blue collar, safety-clad worker earnestly joining pieces of metal together as heat flashes and sparks jump around. (Or if you have a penchant for 1980s’ movies, then maybe a picture of dance-loving Pittsburgh steel-mill welder Jennifer Beals in […]

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Physical and Digital Worlds Converge at GE Minds and Machines

More than 2,700 people descended upon San Francisco in November for GE Minds and Machines (GEMM). As always, GEMM provides a great opportunity each year to see how “digital” the company looks. Since the early 2000s, the company has moved to converge many IT business concepts with its OT and big iron solutions in anticipation […]

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