To date, many corporate IT and business people have never recognized the critical requirement that business process management (BPM) and especially operations process management (OPM) for real-time work process sequencing must have a semantic manufacturing data model to aggregate master data and instance data from level 2 to 3 to 4 and back. IBM has actually come out and stated that their BPM, enterprise asset management, data warehouse and BI implementations have failed without a manufactuuring information model at the integration level to rationalize and structure data definition. And so is there public methodology now. I have spent literally man yars with corporate IT and very critically reviewed their architectures on this. They dismissed the OpenO&M (OAGIS, ISA95/88 MIMOSA) approach. Corporate IT does not understand that architecture is required for a real-time work process operation mangement or MES, especially for lifecycle cost and adaptability. They do not understand that poor architecture equals less capacity. So where IT does know a lot about 20th- century IT infrastructure, it has holes--as we all do--on the 21st Century MOM/MES form. A word of caution. IT is quickly out of school on the OpenO&M standards and IT architecture for operations management.