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IIoT Tools to Get Your Digital Transformation Started

By now, you’ve likely heard of the Industrial Internet of Things and the countless benefits it can bring to your manufacturing operations, ranging from improving operational efficiency to more informed decision-making based on the data collected throughout your facilities. And here’s hoping you’ve at least started your journey toward integration of the IIoT into your business.  IIoT tools can get your digital transformation started. 

But what if you haven’t? Still trying to wrap your mind around the vast opportunities available, or even where to begin? If so, take a break from the fireworks and grilling this weekend and check out these tools to jump start your organization’s foray into the Industrial Internet of Things: 

  • Containers – These are standard software units that package code and its dependencies so an application can run quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another. Containerized software always will run the same, regardless of infrastructure. Containers isolate software from its environment and ensure it works uniformly despite differences, including between development and staging. Containers also are a key component to cybersecurity: protecting your build pipeline container images and runtime host, platform and application layers allows you to mitigate risk and reduce vulnerabilities across the attack surface.  
  • 5G – 5G’s primary benefit is more bandwidth and faster downloads, which are expected to reach 10 Gbps, allowing 5G networks to serve as ISPs and enable IIoT applications.  
  • Low-code/no-code – This typically consists of software for operational applications or specific tasks that’s created using either a low-code or no-code development platform, which are visual development settings for programing application software with a graphical user interface (GUI) instead of traditional manually coded software. For the novice, no-code allows drag-and-drop and simple logic app development. Low-code relies more on hard code to determine an app’s architecture.  

Using IIoT and data analytics in this digital transformation can be hard to navigate. Let 2W Tech help your business develop your IIoT strategy, decide what type of data analytics solution is the best match for your business, and how to evaluate IIoT solutions overall. We are a technology service provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We are an Epicor Platinum Partner, as well as a Microsoft Gold Partner. Partner with us today and let our experience help guide your journey with the Industry 4.0. 

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