With the strategic transformation of China's economic development and the concept of Made in China 2025 and Industry 4.0, the manufacturing industry has ushered in a new wave of development. In this context, more and more traditional enterprises have felt the pressure and opened the road to transformation and change.
For manufacturing enterprises, how to deploy enterprise intelligent manufacturing solutions? How to build an intelligent manufacturing construction system with its own characteristics? How to plan an enterprise digital transformation and upgrade platform?
Enterprises have set off a wave of industrial Internet of Things applications
The Industrial Internet of Things is the core foundation of Industry 4.0. It uses local networks or the Internet and other communication technologies to connect sensors, controllers, machines, people, and objects in new ways to form people and things, and things and things. To achieve informationization, remote management control and intelligent network, so as to maximize the efficiency of the machine and the throughput of the entire work.
With the continuous advancement of smart manufacturing strategies and the gradual deepening of enterprise transformation, the application value of the Internet of Things in industrial transformation has become increasingly prominent. Enterprises have clearly realized that to achieve intelligent decision-making and automated production is inseparable from the full interconnection of people, machines, and things. At present, the upsurge of the Industrial Internet of Things has spread all over the land of China and has become the focus of all parties.
According to the IDC report, the overall global Internet of Things expenditure in 2017 will increase by 16.7% year-on-year, slightly higher than 800 billion US dollars. The report predicts that by 2021, global IoT spending will reach 1.4 trillion US dollars. This includes corporate investments in IoT hardware, software, services, and network connectivity. In terms of different industries, manufacturing and transportation will continue to be the industries that have received the most investment, at US$183 billion and US$85 billion, respectively.
For most enterprises, although the Internet of Things technology has existed for decades, its scope of application is limited to operational activities, and the potential of data has not been fully released in the enterprise. With the development of connection technology, big data management, business analysis and cloud technology, we can now integrate operational technology with information technology to create smarter machines and promote the end-to-end digital transformation of enterprises.