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How to Make Sense of Machine Data in Smart Factories

October 14, 2019

Digital transformation” and “smart factory” are terms that have been around for a while, but only advanced manufacturers apply them to practice. The idea of machine-to-machine communication has raised initial excitement and high hopes, but now owners of mid-size and small factories are asking, “What’s next? How do I start adopting these technologies in my factory?” While over 98 percent of business leaders understand the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), many are not sure what IoT means for their business, according to research by Aruba Networks. This results in IoT not being implemented properly or being used only at a basic level instead of as a fully transforming process. However, when we look at production plants that have grasped the essence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), it really boils down to the communication ability between the shop floor and business environment.