JANUARY / ENERO 2019 JUSTICE TRENDS //  3 7 And even more, this convergence of technologies can enable many new functionalities to support correctional processes. As the knowledge about technological opportunities, together with the technologies themselves and the way they are delivered, are able to merge, the new integrated architecture can be used as a technological ecosystem to support business transformation and innovation. Although this convergence itself will not lead towards any kind of correctional transformation or prison reform, a more integrated approach can enable and introduce new functions and features. If this improved collaboration between different technological departments is followed by business-wide dissemination of the possibilities and the role technology can play throughout the organisation, it could enable new ways of thinking and working. This could be successfully made use of and even lead towards change if it is understood, supported and carried out by the entire organisation and sponsored by its leaders. Where convergence between OT and IT can enable many new technology- driven possibilities, they can only become reality and lead to positive change when they become part of the ongoing conversations on correctional transformation and reform. Conclusion This article outlines a case for the integration of IT and OT. This move requires a more holistic approach where two disparate team structures, different programming languages and skills must be integrated. What is needed is a common strategy and architecture, increased interoperability, shared processes and a common Internet protocol (IP) and language. The ability to manage corrections facilities, monitor offenders through video surveillance, RFID or the use of biometrics, provide remote health services and to bring this all together in an integrated way demands this approach. The implications of the integration of IT/OT are significant. Probably the most significant is the cultural change required to bring these two groups together. It involves changing a culture that has been in place for most of the IT and OT staff’s careers. Additionally, this change will require a redesign of the organisational structure with a shared common purpose and strategy. New leadership is required that builds this shared strategy and direction forward. Beyond that, this convergence will require the adoption of new technical solutions, languages and skills. This will require a significant effort to retool new processes, skills and capabilities. As operations become increasingly reliant on technology, coupled with technology rapidly changing the way operations are carried out, senior management in corrections agencies will also need to consider how their organisation empowers their technology office. Finally, the increased importance of digital technology in our society will also influence and even drive and define many future solutions within the corrections space. Understanding the digital world and building a deep awareness of its capabilities and implications for Corrections is the only way forward. For many correctional agencies, these forces require a fundamental change. Change that will take Corrections to the next level. // de las posibilidades y el papel que la tecnología puede desempeñar en toda la organización, podría permitir nuevas formas de pensar y trabajar. Esto podría ser utilizado exitosamente e incluso conducir al cambio si es entendido, apoyado y llevado a cabo por toda la organización y patrocinado por sus directivos. Donde la convergencia entre TO y TI puede permitir muchas nuevas posibilidades impulsadas por la tecnología, solo pueden convertirse en realidad y conducir a un cambio positivo cuando se convierten en parte de las conversaciones en curso sobre la transformación y reforma correccional. Conclusión Este artículo describe un caso para la integración de TI y TO. Este movimiento requiere un enfoque más holístico donde se deben integrar dos estructuras de equipo dispares, diferentes lenguajes de programación y habilidades. Lo que se necesita es una estrategia y arquitectura comunes, mayor interoperabilidad, procesos compartidos y un protocolo de Internet (IP) y lenguaje comunes. La capacidad de administrar las instalaciones correccionales, controlar a los infractores mediante videovigilancia, RFID o el uso de datos biométricos, proporcionar servicios de salud remotos y reunir todo esto de manera integrada exige adoptar este enfoque. Las implicaciones de la integración de TI/TO son significativas. Probablemente la más significativa es el cambio cultural requerido para reunir a estos dos grupos. Implica cambiar la cultura que ha existido en la mayoría de las trayectorias del personal de TI y TO.Además, este cambio requerirá un rediseño de la estructura organizativa con un propósito y una estrategia comunes compartidos. Se requiere un nuevo liderazgo que construya esta estrategia compartida y dirija el rumbo hacia adelante. Más allá de eso, esta convergencia requerirá la adopción de nuevas soluciones técnicas, idiomas y habilidades. Esto requerirá un esfuerzo significativo para reorganizar nuevos procesos, habilidades y capacidades.Amedida que las operaciones se vuelven cada vez más dependientes de la tecnología, unido al rápido cambio en la forma en que se llevan a cabo gracias a esta, los altos cargos de las agencias correccionales también deberán considerar cómo su organización habilita a su oficina de tecnología. Finalmente, la mayor importancia de la tecnología digital en nuestra sociedad también influirá e incluso impulsará y definirá muchas soluciones futuras dentro del espacio correccional. Comprender el mundo digital y crear una profunda conciencia de sus capacidades e implicaciones para los correccionales es la única forma de avanzar. Para muchas agencias correccionales, estas fuerzas requieren un cambio fundamental. Un cambio que llevará los correccionales al siguiente nivel. // References / Referencias: Brynjolfsson E. & McAfee A. (2012). 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