IIoT Is Redefining Manufacturing Efficiency—Will You Get Left Behind?

IIoT Is Redefining Manufacturing Efficiency—Will You Get Left Behind?

One major German automaker claims they lose over $40,000 a minute if they have to take a machine offline for maintenance or repairs. How much do you lose? 

Machines break down and need to be fixed. That much is unavoidable...as are the costs of downtime. But new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-powered machinery, combined with digital transformation technologies like cloud and edge computing, are helping manufacturing companies—both similar and different from yours—redefine the standards of efficiency. It truly is a new industrial revolution...

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The Future of Business (and Society) Is Forming in the Clouds

The Future of Business (and Society) Is Forming in the Clouds

Large, multi-purpose business application suites are on their way out, and honestly, that’s not a very bold statement. The true needs of business vary immensely. Very similar companies may do things very differently. Even in the same company, different business units usually need vastly different tools and capabilities to support their role. And as business conditions change, tools and capabilities need to be adjusted or changed. 

Cloud provides instant adjustment, customization, and scalability at the click of a button. Swap out one SAAS for another! Never before have the capabilities of a business been so open to interpretation and experimentation. The “cloud” might as well be called a “canvas.” 

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Manufacturers: You Can't Afford To Drag Your Feet on Digital Transformation

Manufacturers: You Can't Afford To Drag Your Feet on Digital Transformation

In the next year and beyond, calls for digital transformation will grow louder across the boardrooms of American manufacturing companies. Those calls shouldn't be ignored.

Why? Because one way or another, cloud technology, edge computing, and all things digital transformation are about to directly impact your bottom line and product strategy. Whether that'll be good for you or not depends...do you want to stay ahead of the game or play catch-up? Do you want a proactive or reactive product strategy?

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