The divide between IT and OT has always been challenging for business executives. But this divide has always existed and still exists among other groups too. For example, sales and marketing teams don't like to deal with IT as they are perceived to slow down things. The supply chain doesn't like them either as they would rather manage their systems independently than dealing with IT. While other groups have realized the importance of IT and created true partnerships, OT teams have yet to figure out how to eat at the same dinner table with IT.
In today's episode, our guests, Tom Harrop from Splunk, share his insights into the core reasons for the organizational divide between IT and OT. He also describes why OT cannot catch up with other departments such as sales, marketing, HR, and Supply Chain with IT and what companies can do to remove silos. Finally, he describes the ideal industry 4.0 architecture for companies to converge their IT and OT functions.
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