Cybersecurity is critical as information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) converge, which is the first step in making the transition between the two sides almost seamless.
From raw materials to finished goods, the data flowing between the information/operations technology (IT/OT) system layer is key to increased efficiency, quality and agility.
Inside process: Alarm management software can decipher raw data, identify critical alarms, locate alarm sources, and provide role-based intelligence for faster resolution.
Edge computing is a mesh network of micro-data centers that process or store critical data locally while also working in concert with a central data center or cloud-storage repository.
Vocabulary and concepts for the age of analytics
Mobile interfaces facilitate convergence of operations and maintenance.
The distinction between digital and physical cybersecurity is vanishing, and the risks associated with connectivity have accelerated the need for new security protections in all aspects of manufacturing.
Six pillars of Industry 4.0: There’s so much talk about Industry 4.0, but many companies haven’t stopped to ask what success looks like and how to achieve it. Start with asking three questions, why the company needs Industry 4.0 and how to achieve success.
Digitalization: By integrating digital, physical and virtual realities, digital engineering redefines product development and manufacturing. Digital engineering accelerates development of next-generation smart products, services and operations.
New artificial intelligence (AI) software will contribute to the creation of more competitive sensor systems. Using ambient intelligence and a mix of AI tools will advance AI technology effectiveness. Hybrid AI can help with automation, manufacturing and robotics.