May 2017

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Automation Strategies: Adopting the IIoT: How the industry needs to rethink IT and OT relationships

For the connected enterprise, what was once just a futuristic ideal is now becoming a reality. Step by step, organizations are beginning to put together the pieces of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Fryer, J., Stratus Technologies

For the connected enterprise, what was once just a futuristic ideal is now becoming a reality. Step by step, organizations are beginning to put together the pieces of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). As the estimated number of connected devices increases from approximately 50 B to 200 B by 2020—many of which will be industrial machines involved in oil and gas—industrial enterprises will be looking to jump on the trend to reap the benefits of smarter, more-efficient plants, as well as be a part of the transformation of the industry as a whole. However, beyond connecting infrastructure, reaching the full potential of the IIoT will require merging industrial operations and control sys

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