Introduction to IT networking

The basics of IT networking, for OT professionals

Do you struggle to communicate with your IT colleagues? Do they use concepts and language that go right over your head? We’ve got an introduction to networking that will get you caught up on the essentials of IT speak.

Register for our webinar to find out about key terms, and learn why networking is similar to the postal system. Hosts Robert Lastinger from Distech Controls and Dave Cousins from Optigo Networks will cover the basics of networking and explain concepts you should know. At the end of this session, you will be able to work better and closer with your IT colleagues.

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