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The time is now: How to manufacture your smart factory with Industrial IoT

February 13, 2020 / José Manuel Benedetti

Discussions around the Internet of Things (IoT) mostly revolve around how it will impact our everyday lives. From drone-delivery of a pizza to turning your heating on from your phone, smart, connected devices have pervaded in recent years. Yet far from consumers, perhaps one of the most lucrative applications for IoT is in the manufacturing industry. In fact, the IoT initiated the latest industrial revolution, commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, with the emergence of the smart factory: using an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to create an intelligent, decision-making environment of connected devices and things with predictive, preventive, prescriptive, pre-emptive, proactive, i.e. basically autonomous decision making capabilities.