Can Connectivity Be Converted to Competitiveness?

Can Connectivity Be Converted to Competitiveness?

Manufacturers need more convincing; new PLCs, switches, and platforms aim to cut through the fog and make a performance-based case for IoT 92% of machines disconnected Pluggable micro-services, and more Low-power-wide-area network Fully integrated process software

For all the enthusiastic predictions from high-tech analysts, manufacturers seem to be only tentatively embracing the Industrial Internet of Things — the concept of a universal operating platform: according to Cisco, the developer of network programming and devices, 92% of 64 million manufacturing machines in operation worldwide are not connected to any network.

The IoT, you may recall, is the virtual network established by tying together individual sensors, connective devic

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