April 2016

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Viewpoint: Pave the way to safer, more productive plants with the IIoT

The next generation of manufacturing will be driven by connectivity. It is happening today in modern plants: the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is enabling manufacturers to embed physical objects with the capacity to both communicate with and sense the world around them.

Calder, B., HP Editorial Staff

The next generation of manufacturing will be driven by connectivity. It is happening today in modern plants: the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is enabling manufacturers to embed physical objects with the capacity to both communicate with and sense the world around them. This is opening up new possibilities for safety, productivity, organizational responsiveness and, ultimately, profitability. Make no mistake, the IIoT is not so much about the amount of data that is being generated—there is already an enormous amount of data available to manufacturers. Rather, the true value of the IIoT is its ability to deliver meaningful information where and when it is needed most. The network is t

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