Internet of things (IoT) solutions are game-changers for enterprises. By connecting devices across your operations, you can collect data to drive quality improvements, implement predictive maintenance, and speed up innovation to keep pace with rapidly evolving markets. However, without the expertise of a proven OT systems integrator, many IoT projects stall or fail due to connectivity challenges or a lack of qualified resources. When you work with an experienced OT integrator, your devices can talk to your automated systems, you gain the scalability to grow, and you can get your project up and running in weeks instead of months. Because IoT demands both OT and IT capabilities, your end-to-end environment requires a wide variety of expertise across multiple technologies and systems. In fact, OT provides the majority of data required to drive informed decision-making across an enterprise.
Connect all your devices to apps so they can talk to one another.
Cut installation and maintenance costs by reducing the use of intermediate technology, custom coding, and home-grown solutions.
Reduce your time to market by selecting the best connectivity options for each device type.
Build your IoT solution around your existing systems and equipment: legacy, modern, proprietary, and open source.
Future-proof your installation by eliminating conversion risks up front.
There are three primary reasons IoT projects either stall or fail to deliver the anticipated benefits a company is looking for. If you tackle these issues before you begin, you’ll accelerate your IoT implementations and the advantages they offer:
oday’s businesses are evolving as quickly as technology allows — but they want to make use of their prior investments. Connecting thousands of legacy, modern, proprietary, and open source machines and other devices that use IoT-enabled sensors can be difficult without deep OT experience. Complex setup requirements have kept some IoT projects from getting off the ground. And even if devices are connected, there are often no simple tools for managing the devices and extracting data from one “language” into another.
Getting all your legacy devices to communicate with your modern devices — and connecting that network to your established systems — has traditionally taken a lot of custom code to account for different protocols and brands. Without an OT systems integrator to help you select and connect the wide variety of vendor solutions and protocols leveraging off-the-shelf tools, leads to custom coding solutions, which can shackle your ability to deploy fast and maximize your return on investment.
To control costs, most IoT projects start out small and scalability is an afterthought. Problems arise when small IoT projects need to scale either in terms of the number of connected devices (going from hundreds to tens of thousands) or in terms of upstream integration scalability (a single system or apps) to integrating into many. The cost of scaling in both cases can become prohibitive, not to mention it becomes more expensive to update and upgrade.
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