Author: DXC Technology
Ask a dozen manufacturing or industrial specialists to describe the Internet of Things (IoT), and you will likely get at least a dozen definitions. That’s not surprising, given the still-emerging nature of this complex and technical environment. FInd out how to get the full benefits of IIoT. To learn more, read the full paper, "Realize IIoT."
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) enables organizations to generate insights and positive outcomes from that growing IoT ecosystem. IDC states that by 2020, IoT data will account for 10 percent — or 44 zettabytes — of the world’s data. Much of this data is collected but not retained. Much of what is retained is not used, but could provide valuable insights on trends and analytics. Acting on this data could be further automated through data analytics and application.
A business-oriented vision starts with identifying the pain points in the system. Assets need to be tracked more closely; condition monitoring of critical systems enables predictive analysis to avoid downtime, and real-time monitoring of key systems or processes enables proactive adjustments before problems arise. These are the use cases that must be identified prior to deploying more sensors and devices into the infrastructure.
How can organizations best map and undertake the journey toward fully harnessing the power of the Industrial IoT? DXC Technology recommends a logical progression based on knowledge, transformation and long-term management.
Sensors and data are now ubiquitous in the industrial setting, providing real-time information on processes, efficiency and safety-related activities. Yet all too few organizations can fully capture, manage and analyze those torrents of data — let alone translate that information into real insights or bottom-line business value.
What is needed: a comprehensive approach to the IIoT and a logical pathway toward the more connected, insight-driven industrial environment. Forward-looking organizations see the benefits of moving now: to ask the right questions, to seek an IoT-enabled infrastructure and to forge the partnerships needed in the digital future.
Explore the world of IIoT including:
- Example use cases that illustrate what the IIOT can offer
- Steps will help you move toward the IIOT
- A full description of the benefits of leveraging the IIOT
Find out more and read the full paper, "Realize IIoT."