Unveiling the blind spots: FYLD on IT/OT alignment for energy resilience

The energy sector is undergoing a seismic shift. Distributed energy resources are proliferating, blurring the lines between traditional IT and operational technology (OT). This convergence presents both challenges and opportunities.

The 2023 IT/OT Alignment and Integration Survey found that 55% of responding utilities’ OT decision makers (CIOs and leaders) have advanced to the later stages of IT/OT maturity. They have achieved integrated IT and OT systems and infrastructure, with some progressing so far as to fuse IT and OT resources and management. However, a significant portion of utilities remain unaligned in this regard. IT/OT alignment and maturity is a logical foundation to help utilities modernize and prepare for new operating models.

The Problem: Legacy Systems and Blind Spots

Traditional paper-based workflows and siloed IT/OT systems create significant blind spots:

  • Unforeseen risks: Legacy systems often lack real-time data, making it difficult to identify potential issues before they escalate into outages or safety hazards.
  • Inaccurate forecasting: Disconnected data silos hinder accurate demand forecasting, impacting business decisions and customer satisfaction.
  • Cybersecurity vulnerabilities: The rise of internet-connected devices introduces new cybersecurity threats, requiring a holistic approach to security across IT and OT domains.

FYLD: Bridging the Gap with AI-powered Fieldwork Execution

FYLD addresses these challenges head-on by leveraging the insights from Gartner IT/OT research and applying cutting-edge AI technology:

  • Real-time Visibility: Our platform provides a unified view of field operations, empowering control centers to see what’s happening on the ground and make informed decisions.
  • Proactive Risk Mitigation: Advanced computer vision and natural language processing enable proactive identification of potential problems, preventing costly outages and ensuring worker safety. 
  • Streamlined Workflows: FYLD eliminates paper-based processes, boosting productivity and fostering collaboration between field and control center teams. 

The FYLD Advantage: Aligning with Gartner IT/OT Vision 

FYLD aligns perfectly with Gartner vision for a mature IT/OT environment: 

  • Improved Operational Visibility: FYLD delivers real-time data and insights, enabling better decision-making across the organization.
  • Enhanced Cyber-physical Security: A unified platform strengthens cyber defenses by reducing attack surfaces and promoting a holistic security posture. 
  • Data-driven Decision Intelligence: FYLD empowers utilities to leverage data from all sources, optimizing operations and achieving a resilient energy supply.

Embrace a Future-proof Energy Grid
By partnering with FYLD, we believe energy leaders can bridge the IT/OT gap and achieve the benefits outlined in Gartner research.

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Don’t let legacy systems and blind spots hinder your journey towards a resilient energy future. Let FYLD be your guide. 

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    Gartner, 2024 Power & Utilities Trend: IT/OT Alignment Unlocks Intelligent Assets, Jo-Ann Clynch, Lloyd Jones, 31 January 2024

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