Digital transformation is one of the most urgent issues confronting manufacturers – it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ but ‘when and how?’
Right now, many companies are somewhere on the continuum of digital transformation, working to connect isolated systems and processes to support modern Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies.
And while the need is great, especially with increasing global complexity and supply chain challenges, few companies can offer everything a manufacturer needs to realize a full digital transformation – including ways to bridge technical and cultural gaps between production and business systems.
Partner Ecosystems Accelerate Transition to Smart Manufacturing
The pain points are significant for companies attempting digital transformation as a solo activity. The simple truth is this: you will need different partners from a broad ecosystem to achieve your goals and to deliver value to your customers.
It’s those partners who will understand Information Technology (IT) structure and security, and most importantly bridge the gap between IT and Operations Technology (OT). They have the deep expertise to leverage technology – hardware and software – to solve an immediate problem and support systems moving forward.