Industry 4.0, as defined by industry experts, is the future of manufacturing. The convergence of operational technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) helps enterprises improve agility, efficiency while also building operational resilience and sustainability. Manufacturers must invest in breakthrough technologies such as IoT, digital twin, and AI as they embark on their journey to a new digital era.
But how far have we progressed to witness the convergence of IT and operational technology?
We surveyed 250 business and IT decision-makers across Europe and North America to assess the digital readiness of manufacturing companies as well as understand the opportunities, complexities, and challenges of IT and OT convergence.
Download this report, to get an insightful view of how manufacturers today need to bridge the gap between business technology systems in plant operations to lower costs, accelerate time to market, provide greater flexibility, security, and safety.
Key highlights of this report:
- Digital readiness of manufacturing enterprises
- Barriers to progress: Current challenges in adopting IT/OT convergence
- Exciting emerging technologies to create a more digitized manufacturing environment
- Best practices and learnings from peers from their journey to modern manufacturing