The jury may be out on precisely how the Internet of Things will bring benefits to manufacturing and operations. But because IoT will transform Operational Technologies (OT) and more tightly integrate them with enterprise Information Technologies (IT), analysts and observers all agree that IoT is a game changer in the world of manufacturing.
While many readers of this newsletter are perfectly well versed in all things IoT, I’m guessing plenty of others are still looking for clarification. Fortunately, a primer of sorts is readily available from Hilscher, the Germany-based developer of networking and connectivity solutions to the automation industries. Actually it’s a white paper written by Hilscher Business Development Manager Armin Puhringer. It’s titled “How ‘Industrial Cloud Communications’ delivers the benefits of Internet-Connected Manufacturing.”