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

Published: 05 November 2014

ID: G00263045

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


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
  • Key Challenges



  • 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

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