Martin Thunman, CEO and Co-Founder - Crosser Technologies
To help manufacturers understand, and overcome, some of the challenges associated with smart manufacturing, Martin Thunman, CEO and Co-Founder of leading low-code platform for streaming analytics, automation and integration for industrial IoT, Crosser shares his insight.
Before we examine the challenges of digital manufacturing, let’s reflect on industry’s journey. If we consider Industry 1.0 and 2.0 — when mechanization and steam power, followed by the mass use of electrical power came into play — we’re looking at a totally different era of manufacturing. Then the previous revolution, Industry 3.0, began to introduce automated production, IT systems and robotics to the factory floor.
All the previous revolutions have a common connection: their technologies all produced data, of some description. But now, as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, autonomous systems, the IoT and machine learning are equipping manufacturers with the ability to take this data, and make plants more productive, leaner and more cost-efficient. Full Article
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The pandemic has forced OEMs to rely on digital communications, which has caused many manufacturers to pay closer attention to their marketing and social media strategies. In a digital world, it’s more important than ever to effectively communicate your brand story through social media to engage existing and new customers as well as to attract potential employees who are looking to LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest, to learn more about prospective companies as they consider their next career move.
More than 3.6 billion people are on social media, which is expected to increase to 4.41 billion in 2025, according to Sprout Social, a social media software company. And right now, social media users spend around 144 minutes on social media every single day. Full Article
Every device, app, service, and interface in IoT needs its own identity, which operators can use to track and analyze activity. This is not only used to identify problems but also to protect the systems from attacks, attempted fraud, and espionage.
The more you have, the more you get: identity plays a key role in securing IoT, and the number of digital identities to manage tends to grow exponentially – many more than existing identity and access management (IAM) systems need to support, says the IoT Working Group at Cloud Security Alliance.
The security industry is changing and IAM is no longer solely concerned with managing people but also managing the hundreds of thousands of “things” that may be connected to a network. Some practitioners have begun to refer to this new identity ecosystem as the Identity of Things.
Smart Industry asked leading analyst firms about the importance of identity management, the major challenges, and the ways to implement identities for IoT. Full Article