This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation identifies the drivers and challenges when integrating IT and operational technology (OT) mining systems. Examining the mining-specific results from IDC’s 2020 IT and OT Convergence Survey, the presentation unearths mining organisations’ intentions for data centred on security implications, storage arrangements, and data governance structures. To overcome the challenges identified, IDC outlines a set of guidelines that will result in greater success when integrating IT and OT systems.
"Mining organisations are increasingly adopting operationally innovative solutions that require integrating with other systems to deliver their full value. This is becoming increasingly difficult because of security, legacy systems, and talent concerns within the organisation. Miners need to identify the barriers creating the biggest issues and develop a strategy to overcome them to ensure they are capable of adopting innovations in the future," says Ben Kirkwood, senior research manager, worldwide mining, IDC Energy Insights.