TECH BUYER Oct 2019 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US45597519
IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT/OT Convergence 2020 Predictions
By: Stacy CrookResearch Director, Internet of Things, Marta Muñoz Méndez-VillamilSenior Research Director and Lead Technology & Sustainability Practice, IDC EMEA, Mukesh DialaniProgram Director, Product Engineering and Operations Technology/Services, Emilie Ditton, Maggie SlowikResearch Manager, Lorenzo VeronesiResearch Manager, EMEA, Ashish NadkarniGroup Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Kevin ProutyGroup Vice President, Energy and Manufacturing Insights, Remy Glaisner
This IDC study presents the IDC IT/OT convergence team's analysis of key drivers relating to the convergence and digital integration of information technology with operational technology.
"The interplay and convergence between technologies such as edge computing, AI and analytics, cloud, and wireless technologies such as 5G driving interconnectivity within business and operational systems will continue to be the factors behind cross-sector business innovation requirements for the next few years," said Remy Glaisner, research director, IDC Insights. "Technology users actively applying cross-functional IT/OT convergence strategies will take the lead at such innovation contest only if they stay on top of the digitized OT trends, and prepare themselves for the implications and changes."