Automation Today Issue 57: Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Digitalization is More Than Just a Buzzword

Digital technologies bring enormous opportunities to industrial companies. There is no doubt that digital transformation is a popular topic in many industries and one that poses just as many questions as answers, such as; what is digital transformation? How can it improve my productivity? What are the risks? And the list goes on.

In fact, by 2020, industrial producers are on track to exceed 50 billion connected devices across their enterprise, along with multiple IIoT applications that depend on them. With this growth in networked devices comes a significant increase in the volume of data that industrial companies must be able to manage and leverage for business outcomes.

To help customers leverage the benefits of The Connected Enterprise, Rockwell Automation has recently released a new portfolio of scalable, flexible analytics. These analytics contextualize your information and deliver value incrementally in devices, the plant and the enterprise.

Too many opportunities have been missed because data management is difficult and creating analytics can be even more taxing, but a scalable analytics platform can provide an effective way to distribute actionable intelligence across all levels of the organization – on the edge, on-premise or in the cloud.

This issue of Automation Today shares the latest technologies and industry insights related to digitalization and scalable analytics to help drive efficiencies and improved business outcomes.

It covers a wide range of topics related to digital transformation including, using IIoT data to make better business decisions; how to transform physical operations with digital technologies; the latest products and technologies; recent company news and events; and case studies revealing how digitalization delivers benefits and continues to improve profitability for our customers.

What stage are you in on your digital transformation journey? I invite you to review this issue of Automation Today and continue the conversation about how digital transformation can help you address your unique business challenges and achieve your business objectives.

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