Four Best Practices to Manage the Strategic Vision for the Internet of Things in Manufacturing

Archived Published: 05 November 2014 ID: G00263045


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The strategic vision for the Internet of Things is coming together quickly for manufacturing. It is a top-of-mind subject, and it's a significant trend that cannot be ignored. Manufacturing line-of-business leaders should follow these four best practices for a practical implementation of the IoT.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Master the Alignment and Convergence of IT and OT
    • Deconstruct the IoT, and Map Its Processes, Data and Deployments to the Performance Maturity of Manufacturing Operations
      • Intranet of Things
      • Internet of Things
      • Use Segmentation to Determine the Business Rationale for, and Intensity of, the Connectivity Needed to Create a Product Supply Networkwide IoT Approach
    • Focus on Platforms, not Applications, to Digitalize Information Flows
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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