Connecting Manufacturing IoT to Complete the Enterprise Data Cycle

Today’s large enterprises are realizing that the value of their data may actually exceed the value of other hard assets. Data management within large enterprises can be seen as a complex system of interconnected cycles of data sets and analytics that are optimized with a cloud-based infrastructure. Data generated throughout an organization can be viewed as having a “life cycle,” beginning with a customer order and ending with a delivery. Individual cycles, referred to as Operational Data Cycles (“ODCs”), feed into a larger Enterprise Data Cycle (“EDC”), where enterprise-wide business analytics can yield true Business Intelligence. If all data cycles are connected with one another in real time through an IoT cloud infrastructure, then more complete, accurate and useful information results, completing the EDC and resulting in higher productivity. This is the presumption of larger ERP systems.

However, organizations that operate hazardous manufacturing locations are often prohibited from using electronic devices such as tablets and IoT devices, as such devices create a threat of spark ignition. Thus, data cannot be collected, transmitted nor analyzed on a real-time basis because the Manufacturing ODC is disconnected from the overall system. Late or inaccurate data has a significant impact for industries that operate hazardous environments because the bulk of assets, valuation and risk lies in the manufacturing/refining process. Mistakes become disproportionally impactful in such businesses.

If enterprises can deliver cloud connectivity and analytics to hazardous locations, the Manufacturing Data Cycle becomes more efficient, and each of the other three ODCs can operate more effectively, thus optimizing the overall Enterprise Data Cycle and better protecting assets while lowering risk.

With Windows 10 intrinsically safe tablets that can collect, analyze and transmit data from within hazardous locations, critical industries can optimize their Enterprise Data Cycles, yielding higher value for their organization.

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