More innovation and new services are possible as a result of digital transformation. One of the industries that have transitioned from an enterprise-wide approach to a digital transformation approach is the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing, like many other industries, is diverse and moves at different paces. Companies are examining how they utilise digital technologies to solve problems as a result of the latest trends in the manufacturing industry.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are implemented in the manufacturing industry to drive digital transformation. This blog provides a brief overview of the challenges of implementing IIoT and AI in the manufacturing industry.
Each technology comes with its own set of challenges, to overcome these challenges an organization must be able to identify the set of barriers specific to their company so that the company can reap the rewards of this investment in technology.
Challenges to Industrial Internet of things adoption
The Internet of Things refers to the billions of physical devices connected to the internet throughout the world, all of which collect and share data. Some of the obstacles to IoT adoption include:
- Connectivity issues
- Lack of standardised protocols
- Uncertainty of ROI
- Network Security Concerns
Challenges to ArtificaI Intelligence adoption
Artificial intelligence is a large field of computer science that focuses on creating machines that can accomplish jobs that would normally need human intelligence. Some of the barriers to AI adoption include:
- Quality of Data
- Uncertain ROI
- Lack of skilled talents
- Lack of strategic planning
In the manufacturing community adapting to digital tools like Artificial Intelligence to solve business problems for instance Predictive Maintenance are essential because if you are not adopting these digital tools then your competitors will have an advantage over you. Before you make a decision on investing and implementing technologies, think about how to implement IIoT and AI in the current framework and use the right partner for your System Integration.
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