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.
Most manufacturers see investments in factory connectivity not just as a means of cutting costs, but as a way to increase revenue. In fact, respondents to the Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 anticipate additional revenues of £775,000 over the next 12 months because of their investments in connectivity.
Smart factories are set to become a revolutionary force of the manufacturing industry and provide a massive boost to the global economy, according to a new report by multinational information technology consulting company, Capgemini.