IT and operational technology (OT) devices are becoming ever more numerous, diverse, and complex. While this has made organisations more productive and capable than ever before, it has also placed a huge management burden on the technology teams responsible for keeping this environment visible, up to date, and running smoothly. Simply keeping track of what assets you have and their status is a challenge in itself. The proliferation of connected devices and equipment also puts your organisation at greater risk of cyber security breaches – its increased attack surface offering more entry points to cyber criminals, and a greater risk of security vulnerabilities and outdated software. Therefore, it’s no surprise that IT and operations leaders across many industries are turning to purpose-built solutions that provide visibility and control across all their IT and OT assets, with the aims of reducing the resource burden of day-to-day management, achieving easier monitoring, cutting downtime, and ensuring more robust security.
In this webinar, featuring bespoke end-user research, we discuss technology leaders’ current experiences and opinions when it comes to IT and OT asset monitoring challenges. We also explore how they’re overcoming these obstacles, the benefits they’ve seen, and their plans in this area over the next few years. In the process, we hope to answer questions such as, “Is an integrated approach to asset management now essential for many?” and “Is OT and IT convergence inevitable?
Key discussion areas:
You can’t secure what you can’t see
Key IT/OT asset visibility challenges faced
Plans/current maturity around adoption of asset management solutions
Successful strategies and solutions for managing infrastructure sprawl
The benefits seen by those who have adopted advanced asset management solutions
OT/IT asset management convergence
Global Vice President, Content, The Channel Company EMEA
Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of The Channel Company's technology-focused titles: Computing and Delta. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.
Head of Commercial Content, The Channel Company EMEA
Andrew is an enterprise technology writer, editor, publisher, strategist and consultant; illuminating digital transformation in the connected world and educating businesses on the opportunities and challenges presented by cloud and edge computing, the Internet of Things, automation, AI, and Big Data. He is a former Editor and Publisher of Internet of Business and now oversees Incisive Works’ enterprise technology thought-leadership content creation, including multimedia digital experiences, whitepapers, webinars, videos, and podcasts.
With over 22 years of IT and cyber security industry experience including Gigamon, Axians UK, Kelyway UK, 2e2, Azzurri and more. Richard focuses on enabling enterprises in key sectors (manufacturing, retail, transport and pharma) to be able to adopt new connected devices without fear of compromise by cyber attack.
Richard is a passionate cyclist having ridden all stages of the 2009 Tour de France, raced yachts from London to Brighton and taken part in a number of ultra events including IronMan Wales and Ultraman UK.