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Renewable and distributed energy resources continue to grow at a steady pace. As a result, utilities and power asset owners and operators are grappling with the ability to manage all the new clean technologies coming online in addition to re-evaluating traditional asset management practices. Renewable and distributed energy resources such as wind and solar are intermittent power resources which can create erratic shifts in electric supply and demand.
Four months ago, IDC launched its IT/OT Convergence Strategies program, and since then both end users and technology vendor engagement around the topic has been outstanding. These engagements have happened across the board: with IT leadership, operational technology (OT) leadership, and relevant business leaders all in some manner participating in the IT/OT convergence enablement ecosystem.