To further understand the impact of new connectivity trends on digital transformation, ADI commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the state of industrial connectivity, including efforts to deliver more timely data, insights, and decision making.
Investing in technology to improve current customer outcomes is more important than improving efficiencies and cutting costs.
Lack of reliable network connectivity impedes product innovation and slows time to market.
Increasing productivity and reducing downtime are the key drivers for investing in smart manufacturing.
Move from connectivity pockets to successful communication across networks to support the factory of the future.
Consider investing in industrial connectivity as crucial to informing long-term, competitive strategy.
Extracting insights to plan labor resources and make safety decisions is complex.
Recognize that digital agility is necessary to respond to evolving customer needs.
Better connect assets with corporate and factory data and workers in real time to improve efficiency and quality control.
Recognize that investing in reliable networks is critical to realizing the benefits of IIoT.
Preventing cyber attacks to protect company, employee and customer data is highly important.
Turning industrial data into actionable, real-time insights to be more agile and responsive to changing customer demands.
A continued investment in wired (industrial ethernet) and wireless (5G) network reliability will enable real-time monitoring and analysis to inform key business decisions.