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Sustainable SCADA: 10 Steps for Water Districts Kent Melville Fri, 09/28/2018 - 13:46
There are countless challenges facing water districts and utilities today — economic issues, insufficient resources, and tighter regulation — but obsolete SCADA systems will continue to be chief among them. Fortunately, it’s easier than you think to let go of out-of-date systems; and it doesn’t have to happen dramatically or all at once. A few months ago I was able to co-host a webinar titled “10 Steps to Architecting a Sustainable SCADA System” with two leading water-district supervisors. In that presentation, we discussed clear, actionable directives any water district can take to build up a sustainable SCADA that will last for the long haul.
Get 4 Monumental Wins by Aligning OT and IT Arnell Ignacio Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:01
As IIoT and other data-centric concepts are realized in businesses and on factory floors all over the world, the practice of aligning operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) is becoming more and more necessary. Leading technology-research company Gartner defines OT-IT Integration as “the end state sought by organizations (most commonly, asset-intensive organizations) where instead of a separation of IT and OT as technology areas with different areas of authority and responsibility, there is an integrated process and information flow.”