The movement of digital transformation continues and is gaining more momentum with each passing day. Manufacturers are learning about new trends every day such as big data, IoT, data analytics and cloud technologies to just name a few. One of the trends that has been around for a while and many Manufacturers have already begun embracing is the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is the network of physical devices and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Being an IT Consultant that specializes in Manufacturing, we have many clients that are using IoT throughout their operations. The one question most these organizations don’t know to ask: does the hardware I use for my IoT deployment matter?

You can’t go a day without hearing about a new security breach. Security should be at the forefront of every IT decision your business makes. Choosing the right secure hardware for securing your IoT deployment requires that you understand what you are protecting against. Once you have your risk assessment, you can better understand the necessary requirements for your hardware. Don’t forget the obvious requirements such as maintainability, usability, etc… These requirements in turn drive architecture and development strategies which then allow you to make the optimal choice of secure hardware. Following these guidelines can allow your organization to choose the right secure hardware, and hence the greatest chance of achieving your security goals.
2W Tech has IT Consultants on staff that not only specialize in Manufacturing solutions, but Security solutions as well. Give us a call today and let us help guide you through your Digital Transformation.
Read more on Digital Transformation:
Digital Manufacturing Trends: IoT Acceleration
Digital Manufacturing Trends: Big Data
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