The Role of Technology in Industry 4.0

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The ability to run operations efficiently under any circumstances is one of the essential fundamentals of success in the business world. The need to fix flaws has led to technological advancements and Industrial Revolution 4.0

Technological solutions have made an impact on all sectors, enhancing capability and providing real-time solutions.

IoT

With the ability to control access and monitor sensor-enabled devices remotely is the most significant advantage which can be used in multiple sectors.

Big Data

Big Data is a collection of data from traditional and digital sources that becomes a source for ongoing discovery and analysis. Data is collected from almost everywhere, from systems and sensors to mobile devices. This collected data is processed to gain knowledge and to take accurate decisions.

Smart Factory

Smart Factory is the flawless connection of individual production stages, from planning stages to actuators. In the future, machinery and equipment might be able to improve processes through self-optimization, systems might automatically adapt to the traffic profile and network.

Interoperability

Interoperability is the connection of cyber-physical systems, humans and smart factories communicating with each other through the IoT. Manufacturing partners can effectively share information with all other departments.

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Horizontal and Vertical System Integration

In the near future, data will be shareable between companies, across organizations and this will lead to a more cohesive way of doing business.

The Industrial Internet of Things

All devices large or small will be capable of generating and sharing insightful data, mitigating flaws and providing real-time solutions.

Cybersecurity

The cyber threats are expected to impact business growth negatively, but proactive efforts to improve security by integrating with AI into cybersecurity will help manage risk.

Additive Manufacturing

3D printing technology or additive manufacturing will allow for low-cost, quick manufacturing of functional parts of products. This will cut off international shipping tariffs and save time.