Internet of Things (IoT) services are revolutionizing the way companies around the globe are conducting business. A successful IoT digital transformation can launch an organization to new heights by reducing energy and production expenses, streamlining operations through automation and increasing time-to-value while reducing risk and cost. However, maintaining the connections between a network of machines can be challenging.
It’s increasingly important for businesses and enterprises to find platform solutions that are traceable, customizable to different architectures and able to provide connectivity data along with the “thing’s” data. Companies should be connected to their plant floor machines, enterprise systems and clouds without the need of custom code to process and deliver vital data that enables preventive maintenance minimizing machine downtime and maximizing factory floor efficiency.
The connected factory is democratizing another innovation — the virtual factory. Without critical asset connection at the IoT edge, the virtual factory couldn’t have been realized by anything other than brand-new factories and technology implementations.