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When IT met OT (Cisco)

When IT met OT (Cisco) 

Jordan and Pippen. DeMar and Kyle. Magic and Kareem. The Great One and The Moose. Edwin and Jose (…too soon?)

Sports history is filled with dynamic duos. Players who so perfectly complemented each other in skills and personality that they elevated their entire team to greatness. A business is no different. For every Jobs, there is a Wozniak. For every Ben, a Jerry.

To this pantheon of duo-ed greatness we now add Chad from IT (Information Technology) and Stan from OT (Operational Technology). This is their story.

Traditionally, Chad and Stan maintained separate networks within an industrial environment. Chad owned the organization’s technology network and all associated connected devices – computers, phones, video endpoints, and so on. Stan owned the hardware and software that monitored and controlled physical devices such as valves or pumps.

Chad worked in the office. Stan worked in industrial environments. Chad focused on network security. Stan focused on plant productivity.

But that was before the Industrial Internet of Things.

You can read the rest of the article from Cisco by clicking here.