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Closing The IoT Gap: 5 Ways IT And OT Providers Can Work Together

Building automation vendor KMC Controls highlights how both sides in the Internet of Things equation can start a conversation and eventually forge a successful relationship.

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Closing The IoT Gap

The Internet of Things requires IT solution providers and operational technology-focused providers to work together to deliver building automation solutions, said an executive from KMC Controls at its partner conference this week in Chicago.

Dave Bohlmann, vice president of technology at KMC Controls, said one definition of the term "IoT" is an area where "the IT world and OT world meet in order to accomplish buildings' operational requirements." One particularly critical part of IoT that is impacted by that relationship is security – especially the confidentiality, integrity and accessibility of smart connected buildings, he said.

"What we're trying to do here is start the conversation between IT and OT working together to meet building specifics," said Bohlmann during a panel with executives from RSA, Flashpoint and Intel.

Following are five ways IT solution providers and OT providers can forge a relationship in implementing these IoT solutions.

 
 
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