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How heavy industries can get IIoT right: Top tips for implementing a successful strategy

February 06, 2019 / ANASIA D'MELLO

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is more than just a technology story. Putting the right systems and infrastructure in place is key but technology alone is not enough. Before moving to the implementation phase organisations across the asset intensive industries must first ensure they fully grasp the problem they are trying to solve and have clear business objectives in place. Next, says Mike Brooks, senior director, APM Consulting, Aspen Technology, Inc., they need to gain commitment from their company’s leadership and be ready organisationally, with their people aligned, trained, and engaged. Businesses must establish all of this first, before attempting to implement an IIoT strategy. A focus on three key areas will help to achieve long-term success: technology; implementation methodology, and work process.