June 2016

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Viewpoint: “Intelligizing” the refinery for business sustainability

In today’s digital world, the line between IT and OT is blurring, and connectivity has become both inescapable and necessary. Connectivity is driving an influx of data that is both beneficial and overwhelming, especially as we explore how to apply this data in meaningful ways.

Freburger, G., Schneider Electric

There was a time when industrial information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) could be viewed in isolation, as distinct entities with little crossover. Just a few years ago, hardware and software systems that monitor and control physical equipment (OT) were engineered and supported indepen­dently from the systems that process, store and exchange data (IT). That time has come and gone. End users now leverage existing investments in technology and people to drive toward a safer, more reliable and efficient manufacturing enterprise. In today’s digital world, the line between IT and OT is blurring, and connectivity has become both inescapable and necessary. More technology is co

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