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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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Rockwell Automation Fair Shines Light on IT/OT Convergence

The 2016 version of Rockwell Automation Fair took place in Atlanta the week of November 7. With new CEO Blake Moret leading the way and the Rockwell Automation Connected Enterprise theme on full display, the event was a microcosm of industry in transition. Where Rockwell Automation is headed and why Mr. Moret opened up Automation […]

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IIoT Driving More Testbeds and Standards Body Collaboration in Manufacturing

IIoT has proven to be a driving force in not only IT and OT collaboration, but also collaboration between various standards bodies as well as a multitude of both automation and enterprise suppliers. It seems that there is an endless flow of announcements of jointly developed testbeds and organizations who have historically never worked together […]

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Engineering Technology Completes IT/OT Convergence

Asset intensive industries are challenged by the convergence of business systems (OT) and plant automation (OT). This union between OT and IT is becoming more streamlined and comprehensive as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) becomes more established.  Successful IT/OT convergence provides both a strategic and performance advantage by aligning operational goals with business objectives.  […]

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Who is the security guardian of the plant floor?

What do Buzz Lightyear and more than a few chief information officers (CIOs) of manufacturing companies have in common? The animated character from the movie Toy Story thinks he’s a real space ranger, but he’s a toy. He’s delusional. Likewise, many CIOs delude themselves by believing that they are fully aware of the information flowing […]

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