Introduction

Over the years I’ve been involved in countless IT projects. Lots of them have been software development projects, but I’ve also done other types of IT-related work. I’ve been a team member (working for a project manager); I’ve been the project manager; and I’ve also managed a programme of multiple projects. Not all of them have gone smoothly by any stretch of the imagination, but here’s eight tips from my accumulated experience…

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A little while ago we published an article which was a gallop through the web-based apps we found we essential to operate our start-up business as efficiently as possible.

A year on, we thought it was time to provide a quick update.

Read more: Cloud-based software we use - part 2

Everyone’s heard of IT – Information Technology. It’s very likely that someone at your work, or a whole team, are responsible for providing IT for your organisation. But have you ever heard of IT’s sibling, ‘OT’ - short for Operational Technology? If not, then read on…

Read more: What is ‘OT’?

 

Overview

I’ve been working in OT as a supplier to utility companies now for nearly twenty years. OT stands for “Operational Technology” – distinct, but a sister to, the more familiar IT – Information Technology. OT shares much of the characteristics of IT – it’s about hardware and software – but focuses on managing assets in the field, rather than, say, helping users in offices.

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Introduction

The WITS-DNP3 Protocol is an open communications protocol designed to allow Field Devices to talk to Master Stations within the water industry. For the first time the protocol gives the water industry a common language for communication between devices in the field and their telemetry masters. In turn this provides the users with a genuine choice of Field Device instead of being tied into using the Field Devices made by the vendor of the Master Station they have deployed.

Read more: Tips for Reading a WITS Device Profile

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