With the introduction of integrated operation centres, including remote-control operation, digital transformation delivers better cohesion across teams. Remote-control operation provides remote maintenance support and problem solving and offers access to a larger team of experts. It also lowers worker exposure to risk-prone environments. Given the shortage of skilled labour in remote areas, this is clearly a significant asset for your organization.
To secure these benefits, you need a telecommunications infrastructure that can provide robust, high-performance, cybersecure data transmission to all areas of your industrial sites, and over long distances, where required.
The importance of cybersecurity and control system availability
The convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology is not without its own perils and must be rigorously managed. Cyber threats are increasingly putting your operations at risk. As a result, you need to significantly reduce the number of failures in your industrial systems that have negative consequences on your company, whether they’re major production shutdowns or even events affecting work health and safety or the environment (injuries, toxic product spills, equipment failures, etc.). That’s why solutions must be implemented to increase profitability and reduce costs, while keeping operations safe.