Manufacturing is the cornerstone of industry. It represents 15 percent of advanced country economic output and 20 percent in developing countries. Manufacturing and industrial facilities deploy vast amounts of machinery throughout their production processes. Some machines operate independently while others are connected to legacy control systems, very few of which are Internet enabled.
These systems create data silos that prevent integration of process data with web-based analytics and enterprise systems. Process data is locked up in legacy control systems and thus organizations are unable to take advantage of advanced cloud-based analytics and cognitive tools. As a result, many industrial processes are inefficient and operating sub-optimally, costing businesses millions of dollars in wasted production and energy costs.
Smart Connect and IBM have partnered to make the promise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) a reality for manufacturers. We do this by unlocking process control sensor data and linking it to cutting-edge Internet-based analytics and cognitive processes. Our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and License solutions “smart connect” legacy and other offline sensors and equipment to powerful advanced web applications like IBM Watson Analytics – Quickly, Simply, Cost-effectively.
Learn how Smart Connect can modernize your industrial processes into a state-of-the-art Industrial Internet of Things operation optimized for peak performance.