IIoT: Having ‘the talk’ with management
In order to get management on board with IIoT, focus on the tangible business outcomes to make your case.
- No budget
- Limited executive support
- Data integrity issues
- Poorly-defined IT support roadmap
- Lack of resources
- A need for a better ROI to justify
- ‘If it’s not broke, don’t fix it’.
Many of you have already begun the process of implementing an IIoT strategy but just as many of you have yet to fully embrace it. The days of asking what happened (descriptive maintenance) and run to failure are long gone. The days of asking what could happen (predictive maintenance) and when should maintenance be performed has now been circumvented by asking what should we do (prescriptive maintenance) and what is the best avenue to pursue—how can we remove the guesswork?