4.2.5 Determine technical requirements
After business managers have determined their priorities and established the changes in business processes that must be made, the technology professionals can then begin the process of determining the technical requirements. Table 5 provides more information.
Table 5 Technical requirements
|Standardisation||Equipment||Network scalability||Security||Network management||Programming||Data processing and access|
|What technology is required to allow these systems to communicate to IT systems, or to convert these systems to use IP?||What new equipment is required? Are sensors needed to track information? What devices are needed to aggregate information and help with information management?||How does the existing infrastructure need to be modified to support the new technical requirements and data load?||What security measures need to be implemented on IT systems, OT systems, and end devices?||Does the new device integration create a more complex network environment? If so, what new services and applications need to be installed to simplify the management of these updated systems?||What are the programming requirements needed to support non-IP-enabled and IP-enabled devices?||When is it necessary to forward data to the Cloud for processing, and when does data need to be processed closer to the source, for example, in the Fog?|