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    Dave Westrom
    Dave Westrom Industry 4.0 / May 12, 2020

    IoT and Data Integration

    What is data integration? 

    This definition says, "Data integration involves combining data from several disparate sources, which are stored using various technologies and provide a unified view of the data." 

    As you can imagine, industrial connectivity and data integration are by definition very connected to Industry 4.0.

    Here are a two ways they can work together to help you succeed.

    1. Industry 4.0 often means significantly more data

    Don't just collect data without using it! As you implement Industry 4.0 and IoT technology, chances are you will find yourself with more data than you are used to. 

    Don't just collect it. Use it!

    In order to manage all of this new information, you will probably need some new tools. Data integration is what can help you take that data and make actionable decisions for your company. 

    2. Step it up in real time

    The only thing better than more data is having it right away!

    That's why we have real-time dashboards with analytics. These not only integrate the data into one place, they also make it easy to read and understand. At a glance you can see all of the metrics you need for your machines. 

    What it comes down to is this. Actionable insights make even more of an impact when you can act right away.

    Analytics Insight reported, "On a general business level, better data and improved data analysis support more informed decision-making, allowing manufacturing enterprises to be proactive rather than reactive and base their choices on data and numbers instead of their gut instinct."

    So, what are you waiting for?



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