Digital transformation promises to provide massive value to manufacturing organizations, experts estimate as much as $3.7 trillion. While the majority of organizations have tried to implement digital or smart factory initiatives, recent research has found that only 30% of those efforts have been considered successful. One of the primary challenges in realizing the value of digital transformation is the connectivity architecture within an organization. Creating a secure, scalable connectivity architecture in a brownfield environment with a wide variety of heterogenous production equipment is extremely difficult, and requires both OT and IT expertise. However, there are software tools that can help simplify your connectivity architecture, drive scalability and adoption, and ultimately minimize the time to ROI.