As companies struggle to manage the increasing convergence of information and operational technology, this article by leading global consulting firm Deloitte underlines the importance of addressing the critical governance and cultural challenges first, rather than approaching it as a purely technical problem.
In their article titled ‘Managing the successful convergence of IT and OT’ they explain that with so many different stakeholders involved, often with competing objectives, identifying their respective roles and responsibilities, and securing effective collaboration is an essential starting point.
Firms should also develop a clear understanding of the business objectives they are seeking to achieve, as well as the potential risks and benefits involved, before embarking on their IT/OT convergence journey. The article identifies some of the key steps to take when starting such a challenging transformation.
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