More than 80% of companies globally have made investments in "digitalisation" - investing in digital technologies to change business models and drive revenue - in the past three years, yet less than 25% have achieved topline growth as a result.
Nobody thinks that preparing for Industry 4.0 is easy. Building a smart manufacturing system requires sensors, networks, computing and above all a software system to bring all the disparate elements together.
Robotics giant ABB is accelerating its move into the IT space with a new partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The goal is to make on-site data-driven decision making faster and more actionable through HPE’s expertise in edge computing.