Removing IT/OT barriers to ensure plant floor safety, operational integrity
Securing industrial control systems (ICS) differs from protecting enterprise networking and information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) teams must work toward alignment as cybersecurity threats rise.
How manufacturing departments benefit from smart factory applications
Smart factory applications are ways to apply smart factory solutions and can look different depending on the circumstance.
Bridging the IT and OT gap for a power service company
A power service company and system integrator collaborated to merge information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) to create a secure platform for the power service company’s operations in Chile.
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles Sept. 6-12, 2021
Articles about the engineering leaders under 40, how to vitalize digital transformation, building secure energy and power grids for the future, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 6-12, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Cybersecurity for food and beverage operational technology (OT) environments
It's critical to realize the importance of cybersecurity in food and beverage manufacturing, an infrastructure that is often over looked.
Make the IT/OT data connection
From raw materials to finished goods, the data flowing between the information/operations technology (IT/OT) system layer is key to increased efficiency, quality and agility.
Next-generation control room technologies
Technology and demographics are changing control room design as companies try to lower risk and create appealing environments visually and operationally for the next generation of operators. See eight tips for control room design.
Making things work as part of the IIoT
Sensors are on the front line of the data gathering process, which is vital for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Overcoming predictive maintenance obstacles
There are several key barriers to the implementation of predictive maintenance technologies, but they can be alleviated.
Protecting the production line in the Industrie 4.0, IIoT age
Manufacturers are using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 to make factories smarter, but they can't lose sight of basic cybersecurity best practices.