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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT/OT Convergence 2020 Predictions – APEJ Implications

By: Emilie DittonAVP, Energy Insights and Manufacturing Insights

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This IDC FutureScape for IT/OT Convergence shows the implications for the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan region (APEJ). The report shows the relative implication on each of the ten predictions within the WW predictions 2020 FutureScape for IT/OT Convergence (DC FutureScape: Worldwide IT/OT Convergence 2020 Predictions, IDC #US45597519, October 2019). The report particularly focuses on IT/OT convergence predictions for industrial organizations within mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, and utilities.

Looking across these industries in the APEJ region we see a great deal of variation in the level of digitalization, the priority on data-led transformation, and the maturity of organizations in their infrastructure and capabilities in place to enable access and use of data. 100% of APEJ industrial organizations say that they have a focus on IT/OT convergence. Extremes in digital maturity range from unmanned oil and gas operations to manufacturing plans with paper-based and manual processes. This makes assessing the position of these predictions difficult, but despite this range of realities in place, we are seeing that a focus on IT/OT convergence is accelerating across the region.

"For industrial organizations on the journey of their digital transformations, the transformation of their operations, and in particular their capacity to access and utilize their data in such a way that enables improved safety, optimized production and reduced costs on a consistent and predictable basis is the core of what that digital transformation is", says Emilie Ditton, AVP IDC Energy and Manufacturing Insights. "The convergence of IT and operational data, systems, skills and teams is the core of how the enterprise brings together operations that can be managed on a resilient and reliable basis," adds Ditton.


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