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    Eric Fogg
    Eric Fogg Industry 4.0 / January 14, 2020

    Three practical steps toward Industry 4.0

    It's easy to dream when it comes to Industry 4.0. 

    How cool are those crisp, clean, fully automated factories?

    However, that's not right or attainable for everyone. 

    Keep on dreaming, but in the meantime take some practical steps toward Industry 4.0. 

    1. Beef up security

    Industry 4.0 needs a lot of security to be successful. 

    The Manufacturer said, "Whenever you introduce Industry 4.0-aligned capabilities, always evaluate the security risks. And remember these risks aren’t just technology-based – they incorporate the breadth of your people, processes and systems."

    Don't get ahead of yourself and risk the safety of your data. 

    2. Do an infrastructure assessment

    Is your infrastructure ready to handle Industry 4.0? How will it fare as you introduce more technology?

    This is an important step that can be forgotten. Do an assessment! As The Manufacturer said, "By carrying out a cloud readiness assessment you will be able to establish how your infrastructure operates today, and develop a roadmap to get you to where you want to be. This assessment can also help you to identify areas where you can run your infrastructure more efficiently and make tangible cost savings, freeing up budget to support innovation."

    Keep tabs on where you're at and what needs improvement. 

    3. Start with sensors

    Sensors are a fantastic way to get started with Industry 4.0!

    They can tell you all about your current machines and give you actionable data on how to improve. 

    Let us show you what our sensors can do for you!


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