In the evolving landscape of Operational Technology (OT), asset management has transitioned from being an operational necessity to a strategic advantage. This blog post aims to shed light on the significance of tracking OT asset health, particularly through the OTbase OT Asset Management System. For a comprehensive understanding, readers are encouraged to watch this video. 

Embracing a Proactive Approach in OT Asset Management

Gone are the days when reactive asset management sufficed. In the modern, interconnected world, proactive tools are not just beneficial but essential. OTbase Inventory is one such tool that offers real-time monitoring of the health status of OT assets. 

The “Events Page”: A Dashboard for Health Metrics 

A standout feature of OTbase is its “Events Page,” specifically the “Health Events” section. This dashboard provides a visual representation of health-related events over time, offering actionable insights for enhanced asset management. 

The Importance of Data Granularity 

The value of data lies in its granularity and usability. OTbase offers a color-coded list that details the time, type, and message of each health-related event. This level of detail enables a deeper understanding of the health metrics of each asset, facilitating informed decision-making. 

Targeted Action through Device-Specific Insights 

OTbase allows users to sort and filter the list by device ID. This feature provides a device-specific approach to OT asset management, enabling targeted actions based on the health status of individual devices. 

Real-Time Alerts for Timely Information 

In an environment where timely information is crucial, OTbase offers the option to activate email notifications for health events. This ensures that users are always informed and up-to-date. 

The Shift Towards Proactivity 

The industry is moving away from reactive approaches to OT asset management. Tools like OTbase are empowering organizations to be proactive, allowing them to address issues before they escalate into challenges. It’s not just about managing assets; it’s about optimizing operational efficiency. 

For those interested in learning more about OT asset management, the OTbase documentation is a valuable resource.