Cisco Kinetic for Manufacturing

| August 12, 2018

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For decades, manufacturing businesses have relied on connected machines and the correlating data to help streamline operations. Now, innovative Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are taking machine data to unprecedented new levels but also introducing a whole new landscape of challenges in data management, analysis and governance. Whether you’re a machine builder, system integrator, or manufacturer machine data is your lifeline to higher productivity and profitability. Yet with IoT, you’ll now face a tsunami of data generated from connected devices. Massive volumes of intermittent data streams, coming from a variety of legacy and new machines, with new requirements for internal and external data sharing.

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Integron is an Internet of Things (IoT) Managed Services company that serves the connected health, energy, and transportation industries. We manage the complexities of enterprise IoT solutions by offering a comprehensive set of services, technology, and strong vendor relationships across the entire IoT vendor landscape. Our managed IoT services include wireless connectivity, software defined networks (SDN), security, provisioning, device management and support.

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IoT developers to focus more on smart healthcare post-COVID-19

Article | April 2, 2020

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Article | March 10, 2020

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IoT Standards and Protocols Explained

Article | April 13, 2021

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