Best practices for overcoming IIot data challenges

DAN BLACHARSKI | December 7, 2018

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Managing your Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environment can quickly become a little like herding cats. With potentially hundreds of thousands of internal and external IoT end points driving an explosion of data, several challenges arise quickly, including IoT-network scaling, lack of support, data protection and security. What’s being called the “fourth industrial revolution” reveals a dramatic improvement in domestic manufacturing productivity, something that has little to do with the winds of politics and rhetoric and more to do with IoT, data and analytics. Manufacturing productivity continues to ramp, as it has been since 1920, owing primarily to improvements in operational fundamentals and, most recently, smart operations and the Internet of Things.In the factory enterprise, data is coming in not only from the shop floor but also from external customers throughout the entire supply chain. As a result, manufacturers must implement new protocols and precautions and implement new quality control measures.

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