Common Challenges to IT / OT Integration

Data is at the heart of Industrial Internet of Things. To make critical data-informed decisions, businesses first need to capture and collect data from all sorts of devices from the field before converting it into valuable business information.

When putting an Industrial IoT strategy into action, businesses are faced with a number of critical challenges, including handling data acquisition over vast distances and from different communications protocols, as well as the need to use devices that can withstand harsh environmental conditions.

We highlight several common challenges facing an IT / OT integration project in this article. To discuss challenges facing your specific Industrial IoT projects, please contact our experienced sales team.

 

Complex Integration of Devices for Mass Deployment

When putting an Industrial IoT strategy into action, handling data acquisition from a heterogeneous network can be a drain on engineering resources.

IIoT- Complex Integration of Devices for Mass Deployment
Complex Integration of Devices for Mass Deployment

 

Unstable Data Transmission in Extreme Environments

Wireless performance and stability are heavily affected by environmental temperatures, especially when coupled with the extra heat generated by 4G LTE components.

IIoT- Unstable Data Transmission in Extreme Environments
Unstable Data Transmission in Extreme Environments

 

Maintaining Uptime in Unmanned Remote Locations

The computing platforms at the edge of a network are often located at remote sites, making maintenance extremely difficult and expensive.

IIoT - Maintaining Uptime in Unmanned Locations
Maintaining Uptime in Unmanned Locations

 

Unauthorized Access to Valuable Business Data

As businesses enjoy the benefits of quick data transmission, data integrity can be compromised by unauthorized access.