07:58 15 August 2017
Taking advantage of Internet of Things (IoT) offers a wealth of benefits. However, for many businesses and organisation, the use of this technology means plugging in more devices and improving their existing infrastracture.
Scott Sandler, technology manager, cloud computing, said that there is so much an enterprise needs to take into consideration other than ensuring that all devices are connected properly and working together.
Rockwell Automation, an industrial automation technology and one of the early adopters of IoT, hired Microsoft to ensure that it has a secure industrial IoT platform that scales to meet its customers’ needs and facilitate the movement of data through the enterprise to enable a range of analytics and business process.
“Rockwell’s vision around IoT is really targeted towards [our] customers—how we can better enable their success and achieve specific outcomes,” Sandler says.
Rockwell’s IoT solutions have allowed its customers to predict equipment failure, monitor unmanned remote assets, boost performance through reduced downtime and optimized processes and avoid the cost of deploying traditional on-premises servers.
Chris Carde, director of information technologies for Schlegel, advises companies to invest in their network infrastructure. He said: “Ensure your infrastructure is capable of growing with ease to accommodate your future needs. There is nothing more frustrating than bottlenecking yourself with a new network infrastructure. Having a plan in place will speak volumes on your ability to design a robust and expandable network.”
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