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CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Paessler is expanding its PRTG platform to offer better monitoring within converged industrial IT and Operational Technology (OT) environments. The technology monitoring specialist has developed a new sensor to capture data from IoT devices and signed a new partnership with INSYS icom, an expert in industrial data communications, to further improve the bridge between operational technology on the factory floor and the IT systems across the wider business.
Typically, OT, such as industrial or distributed control systems, remote terminal units, production machines, and industrial PCs, has been self-contained, with little need to connect or interact with the outside world.
But, with the increasing digitalization of the industrial world and the addition of IoT technology, there is now an increased need for a more holistic approach to monitoring IT and OT systems and devices to better manage production processes and day-to-day industrial operations.
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Manchester’s technology sector has reshaped its offer as it stays focused on its goal of becoming one of the world’s recognised tech hubs despite the impact of Covid-19.
The pandemic has disrupted businesses of all types around the world, and this shake-up has also created opportunities for the inward investment team at MIDAS.
“Covid has only increased that to show that no industry is immune to disruption,” said Hannah Tracey, head of business development for creative, digital and tech at MIDAS.
<img class=”size-full wp-image-2066895″ src=”https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/_files/images/sep_20/Hannah-Tracey-MIDAS.jpg” alt=”” width=”200″ height=”200″ /> Hannah Tracey, MIDAS
“Manchester has been able to use that in its favour because we’re seeing real growth in areas such as fintech, health tech and industry 4.0, where there’s that real cross-section between more traditional industries and technology.
“For us, as the inward investment agency, it presents lots of opportunities for digital companies to see Manchester as a future location