As more organizations continue to pursue the promise of intelligent, data-driven business decisions, the importance of properly deploying and managing the physical networks that connect manufacturing environments to the rest of the organization intensifies. This may seem like the exclusive role of the Information Technology (IT) department at first glance, but the entire organization, including those in Operational Technology (OT) are key stakeholders as well.
This paper from Chatsworth Products (CPI) provides key considerations to help drive meaningful IT/OT collaboration for those actively engaged in the design, deployment and continuous maintenance of the data capture network in the manufacturing environment. Additionally, the paper explores:
• How to build a collaborative team and culture of IT and OT professionals across the organization to help realize the potential of data-driven decisions.
• Practical concerns and opportunities for the physical network when considering unique environments and locations
• How to create and optimize applicable spaces for IT equipment in nontraditional and industrial environments