The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to revolutionise the way companies across various industries carry out their business, and organisations are rapidly getting on board. According to an IDC survey, over half of respondents said they intended to do something within IoT in the next twelve months, although the data also showed that current adoption is low.
Manufacturing has been picked out by many experts as one of the industries set to benefit significantly from IoT. The industry has reacted accordingly, being forecast to spend big on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) this year. Making the most of these capex dollars, however, is another matter. Manufacturers may have many qualities, but the variety of specialist skills needed to successfully design, deploy and manage an IoT solution are ones they’re not likely to possess. For those manufacturers looking to take advantage of increased productivity, reduced wastage and real-time insight, all is not lost; within the channel there are a number of partners who can fill the manufacturer’s skills gap and help them to take advantage of Industry 4.0.