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The importance of servitization in manufacturing

There are numerous benefits manufacturers can enjoy as a result of servitization, which can be achieved with the correct structures and processes in place.
As markets continually shift and competition continues to rise, the role of a manufacturer has changed drastically in the past few years. With a growing number of businesses stepping into the services field, manufacturing is clearly in the midst of an industry-wide servitization transformation.

Bridging OT and IT with solution-ready IIoT platforms

When merging legacy IT and OT systems into an IIoT infrastructure, simplicity is key - image courtesy of Advantech Europe.
Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) have long histories, with many failed attempts at integration in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Historically, OT and IT functions didn’t overlap and were managed by separate departments. However, as factories become smart and evolve into the IoT arena, overlap becomes inevitable.