This topic contains information about Industrial IoT (IIoT), or the use of Internet of Things technologies in manufacturing. This includes articles about the sensors, processors, systems and platforms used by manufacturing businesses to create greater efficiencies in operations.
The once distant and isolated worlds of OT and IT—of physical production and the software that drives it—has been on a steady, inevitable collision course for over a decade. Today, GE is helping them finally merge. The result will be nothing short of a full-scale manufacturing revolution.
Fifty-five percent of manufacturers, up from 38% in 2013, reported a skills gap among skilled trades laborers, who need to operate increasingly advanced digital machinery and equipment, such as 3D printers or modeling and simulation tools on the plant floor.