"When the ABB Ability solution for factory automation calls the SAP Cloud and says it has an update for ERP and I want to put it here, it can do that," he says. "I believe this is one of the things we're going to use that for, to interconnect the board room and the control room. Increasingly, the connection between IT and OT will be done in the cloud. We'll have cloud-to-cloud connections using technologies like blockchain with indelible records of transactions that various partners can inspect."
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