The Internet of Things (IoT)
A Network that Connects Everything
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network that connects data, devices, and people in one or more companies to the internet.
Security and standards for ever-increasing connectivity
The main challenge for all manufacturing companies is currently the company-wide control of processes and analyses. The IoT makes this possible by seamlessly integrating all business processes – and it even allows access from external sources. The main benefits of this integration are the reduction of staffing expenses, better efficient plant utilization and increased productivity.
When everything is networked with everything else, there are as many opportunities as there are risks. Each connected device increases the privacy and security concerns in the IoT. Data management will also be one of the greatest challenges of the IoT in the future due to the networking of many different devices. It is essential to develop a standard for the handling, processing, and storage of the data collected by sensors. The acquisition of sensor data in production alone does not offer any advantages. Companies must be able to gain insights from this data, derive the best initiatives from them, modify processes and develop applications.
Optimize business processes
The rapidly growing number of networked things and the explosion of the resulting data on the IoT have the potential to revolutionize the economy and our society. Companies can increase their profits and competitive edge by gaining key insights for optimizing their business processes. However, the decisive factor will be whether the problems surrounding security, connectivity and standards are solved. New trends and concepts include the use of digital certificates and public key infrastructure (PKI) to make onboarding processes for new devices more secure.
IoT Unified Platform and IoT Twinification Bridge
Security risks can be minimized by using what are known as edge services, which move certain security-relevant applications to the edge of a network. Connectivity challenges can be tackled via collaboration platforms and corporate networks by transmitting sensor data via standard protocols such as edge services on premises, edge analysis and aggregation on premises. The IoT Unified Platform and the IoT Twinification Bridge are used as standards.
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Digital transformation increases efficiency
The IoT can digitalize individual processes, production lines or entire factories. Depending on the area in which you want to implement your IoT or Industrial IoT vision, you will find several applications in our portfolio that support the introduction and networking of these technologies. With SAP solutions for the Industrial IoT (IIoT) such as SAP Manufacturing Execution, SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence, or SAP Plant Connectivity, and our expertise in the area of digital manufacturing, we can master all challenges.
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