While it's understandable that you might want to complete your Industry 4.0 initiatives as soon as possible, when you accelerate the process you could run into some problems.
One major roadblock could be your network. Can it handle the additional workload?
Cybersecurity could also be a problem. Don't skip past this step!
Finally, pay attention to scale. Cisco said, "Industry 4.0 initiatives will require a massive number of devices to be connected plus a massive amount of data to be collected and analyzed. That requires a level of IT networking and IT security expertise that plant operators simply haven’t needed in the past."
Keep these things in mind as you move forward to try and avoid problems before they cost you time and money!
My time at Hannover Messe 2019 has confirmed: Manufacturers recognize the value of investing in Industry 4.0.* As I highlighted in IT Technologies in the Production Environment, my talk at Hannover Messe on April 1, Cisco has combined our industrial networking solutions with an ecosystem of partners to put Industry 4.0 within reach today.Read More