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. https://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2018/04/11/why-the-opc-ua-standard-and-whats-next/
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WHY THE OPC UA STANDARD – AND WHAT’S NEXT?
Digitally transforming assets is a priority for manufacturers in the age of Industry 4.0. Computers and automation technology have come together to create game-changing possibilities and the global marketplace has been turned completely on its head. To compete globally, manufacturers are looking to connect factory machines to the cloud and become more flexible in their production to meet customer expectations. However, they’re resistant to making changes to their machines because doing so seems too risky, expensive, insecure, and intrusive, especially given the wide variety of devices on the plant floor. READ MORE