IT and OT (operational technology) have always occupied two separate worlds. OT concerns itself with the vertical, proprietary systems core to an organization — in manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and so on — and the specialized knowledge required to run them. Over the years OT has tended to resist efforts to open up those systems and integrate them with IT, even in the face of new edge computing and IoT initiatives intended to bridge the gap. Either that, or lines of communication between IT and OT may simply never have been established.
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