IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT/OT Convergence  2021 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT/OT Convergence 2021 Predictions

  • October 2020 •
  • 19 pages •
  • Report ID: 5825671 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC study presents IDC's analysis of key drivers relating to the convergence and integration of information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT) and how these drivers are likely to shape the development of IT/OT convergence strategies and initiatives in the planning horizon of 2021-2025."For industrial enterprises of all sizes, the pandemic has been a moment of reckoning when it comes to digital maturity and transformation. Leaders have seized the opportunity to leverage new market share, and laggards have fast-tracked investments in technologies that support remote and resilient operations, or they have failed," says Jonathan Lang, research manager, Worldwide IT/OT Convergence Strategies research program at IDC. "The systemic shortcomings of cultural change resistance, of pilot purgatory, and of the digital skills gap in operations have been laid bare by COVID-19. 2021 and beyond is the time for industrial enterprises to get back to the basics and establish the digital foundation necessary to build back better."