Mature Convergence with IT?

After posing the rhetorical question: “Why then, have a minority of industrial users developed mature convergence with IT systems in the present competitive environment?” the article in Industrial Ethernet Book, “Converging IT with industrial networks,” goes on to provide some suggestions for fostering that convergence.  Another way to promote that convergence – invite your IT staff to accompany you to a PROFINET one-day training event.  The next one is in Scottsdale on August 4.  Or at least sit down with them to watch the archived Industrial Ethernet webinars at