Know how to condense your organization without hiccups
Entrepreneurs don’t arrive in markets with large assets backing their organizations. Moreover, bearing the cost is a challenge which has become more dynamic in nature, due to various reasons. The task of keeping pace with transactions and requests is difficult, as the numbers grow just astronomical once you have a digital interface for the customer. But is that enough? That is why companies need a set of technological changes, which cannot just reduce operational costs, but improve accuracy of information and insights irrespective of scale.
As process automation takes over analytics and customer service, the day is not far when organizations totally depend on industrial internet of things (IoT). But first, here’s what every company needs to start with. Digital transformation sets the stage for automation and machine-to-machine communication to proliferate in such a way, that global communication across the chain becomes seamless.
What companies need for holistic digital transformation:
- The integration of technologies
- Cloud vendors and on-premise storage
- Analytics development
- Overall security
These will be the areas of concern for our post.
- Marriage of technologies
It is important for organizations to conceive a network akin to multiple i/odevices working concurrently. Systems, machines, sensors, and vehicles need to be more than just connected. A good strategy is to integrate them under a single intelligence system, and allow it to communicate as desired with a human-readable interface. This interface should have customized and populated data and instruction, as per authority levels and job roles. That is a unified organization, which has been the demand for decades.
Integration of technologies is based on platforms, which is capable of sharing devices and applications, as well as being flexible to accommodate new ones. Each device and software should recognize the data travelling between them, so that at the end of the day, executives and managers are holistically informed and are able to update the intelligence across the organization.
- Storage – what to choose and why
Before companies become an integral part of IoT, every digital company has to rely, either partially or fully on the cloud. Cloud vendors are many, and there are different types of sources, from big data vendors to data lakes, which allow the use of multiple input at one time. Detailed correlations, raw data, and on-premise data need to be combined for an analytics framework, especially when you are stepping out of silos.
Before these data are processed, organizations must ensure they have the right infrastructure to receive and share them within the organization. This is the reason why storage is strongly linked to the platform implementation a company chooses. Hybrid storage architecture can solve many issues as a single solution, but the same needs to be designed and perceived carefully.
- Analytics development
IoTAnalytics is the feature that allows data to be converted into the customizable interface the user will rely on for decisions and actions. Developing analytics applications is a dynamic process and the service should be ready to source in quick turnaround even after implementation.
Analytics application development is customized as per the priority of information that the business process demands. With a transparent system, it is easy to generate accurate information relevant to the operational successes and/or irregularities to affect a personnel’s KRA. This can solve the problem of blurred accountability completely. That is why, analytics is seen as the organization’s intelligence, which makes human thinking more accurate by ensuring zero lack of knowledge. However, such capabilities, be it for operational hazards or reporting, should not be limited to any particular team or process.
- Integrated security
Multiple devices and protocols within the technology set up need security. But the system security needs to be compatible for detecting and solving all devices facing bugs and possible threats. The system should be able to accommodate machines, instruments, transport crews, and legacy workstations, besides covering the management’s mobile devices.
An environment where workers and employees are more connected and responsive is becoming increasingly necessary. It makes device security management too complex to handle without an integrated security system.
The “new-age organization” should be intact to handle large complexities using a single set of rules, that covers back-end applications as well as personal wireless devices, which employees may carry home.
Sufficient focus on IT implementation strategies of the recent past throw light on the priorities of choosing a hybrid technology and storage framework for an organization. It allows users to get to the stage, where IT annual overhauls are a thing of the past! Before having the technological capabilities to merge with industrial IoT, companies have to make sure global connectivity is cheap and communication is no less than accurate – especially with advanced analytics and robotic process automation playing major roles. That is the big achievement of the digitally-driven organization today.