The Quest for Value
In the first wave of digital transformation, IT-centric industries paved the way. They leveraged cloud and analytics technologies to achieve a new level of agility. Today the cloud offers all enterprises - including smaller ones and those with less IT expertise - a variety of options to achieve similar benefits in their IT environments.
The key to creating efficiencies is by controlling these physical assets using digital technologies. This requires a complete, accurate, and continuous understanding of the state of anything that must be monitored, controlled, and optimized, encompassing physical assets, personnel, processes, workflows, and even customer interactions with products and services when possible.
This is the promise of combining advances in information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) to enable industries to drive closed-loop automation in their physical environments. It allows companies to leverage the wealth of state information to sense, analyze, optimize, and control their complex systems. In doing so, they will ensure that they are making the most efficient use of their assets and resources, minimizing the occurrence and impact of failures, and maximizing their productivity.
Digital Transformation: Three Imperatives
- Connect everything
- Compute, wherever you need it
- Apply insights and execute with precision
Once these requirements are met, the right networking infrastructure is in place to achieve the following capabilities:
- Richer human-machine interfaces (HMI) leveraging AR/VR
- Precise control of autonomous systems
- More efficient digital operations (e.g. learning and optimization with AI/ML)
Download this white paper and find out how key industries, ranging from transportation to global logistics, yields tremendous benefits.