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Why IT and OT integration and IoT edge processing are paving the way for AI

September 23, 2019 / IOT NOW MAGAZINE

Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) have been coming together in IoT for several years now. Robin Duke-Woolley, the chief executive of Beecham Research interviewed Roberto Siagri, the chief executive of Eurotech, to explore the advantages of this and assess what progress has been made in integrating the two technologies. Roberto Siagri: The point of this integration is that before this new software paradigm, factories and products were not connected with the IT side of the organisation. IT was mainly related to the administration and commercial activities, whereas data from factories and products were isolated from IT and not available in real-time. By the way, factory and product data were collected by people, not by machines. Nowadays, with this new methodology we call the Internet of Things, we can digitally connect IT and OT.