WWT's Manufacturing BDM Talks Industrial IoT
WWT's Manufacturing Business Development Manager Don Rogers sat down with Bill Lydon, editor of Automation.com, to answer some questions about WWT and IIoT.
During Cisco Live! 2016, WWT's Manufacturing Business Development Manager Don Rogers sat down with Bill Lydon, editor of Automation.com, to answer some questions about WWT, our integration capabilities and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Posted Nov. 4, 2016 by Automation.com:
“Having IT expertise without OT (industry) expertise doesn’t work – neither does OT without IT.” That was the main refrain of Don Rogers, Business Development Manager, Manufacturing Engineering for World Wide Technology. While attending the 2016 Cisco Live! Conference in Las Vegas, this July I was fortunate to be introduced to Rogers and WWT, a company that represents a new breed of system integrators helping companies converge IT and OT. Don and I sat down to discuss that convergence and its importance throughout multiple industries.
Question: How does World Wide Technology differ from traditional industrial automation system integrators?
We are not an industrial systems integrator, at least not in the traditional sense of the word – where many in this space are involved with industrial design, and building production lines and control systems. Rather, we are integrating with these industrial systems – converging IT and OT – resulting in a resilient infrastructure, built for non-stop operations, that we then extend with sensors, data analytics, software and mobility to yield an overall IoT solution.
WWT combines industry expertise and business acumen with information technology expertise to help customers develop and execute on a vision and strategy that drives their desired outcomes. Understanding the business of manufacturing is essential to success when applying information technologies to drive operational improvements. Having IT expertise without OT (industry) expertise doesn’t work – neither does OT without IT.