The Challenge of OT/IT Integration
The convergence of OT and IT has been accelerating dramatically, as asset-intensive industries adopt and embrace digitial transformation and the benefits of cloud technologies and services. It’s no surprise that one of the largest hurdle to this adoption is the ability to securely and quickly connect data from traditional on-premise Operation Technology networks and systems to more of the enterprise IT and business layer of organisations. This interoperability and integration requires a potent mixture of security, agility and flexibility in order to help make industrial digital transformation projects successful.
By taking Reekoh’s proven integration platform, plugin architecture and toolset, and applying it as the middelware between OT and IT, enteprise customers can quickly benefit from the predicted and actionable insights, operation efficiencies and massive cost savaings that connecting data in this way can bring.
Common Use Cases
- Data acquisition from IoT sensors into cloud architecture / database
- Data acquisition from SCADA/OPC/PLC system into cloud and business applications
- Remote asset monitoring
- Data visualisation / Unified Operations
- Integration of service request / work order / asset management systems to factory / field assets for automated business workflows
- Integrate the Connected Worker to factory and business application data
As a User, I might want to …
- See if a piece of equipment has any outstanding maintenance work orders.
- Look at the previous maintenance tasks undertaken on a piece of equipment.
- Initiate a work order from the process control (HMI) system.
- Initiate and track maintenance requests and ensure that a proper workflow and escalation process is follow as required.
- Utilise financial information regarding the cost of electricity to generate real-time KPIs regarding current cost of power being consumed within the facility.
- Log my facilities data to a cloud Data Lake for further visualisation and analysis.
- See summary information from my DCIM (Data Centre Information Management) application within my overall Data Centre UoC (Unified Operations Centre)