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The Internet of Things and the ‘programability’ of the physical world – Download

Menno van Doorn
June 26, 2014

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The Internet of Things plays a crucial role in the ‘programability’ of the physical world. As a matchmaker between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), the IoT has capacities at its disposal that appeal to both partners. The operational machine world is becoming more human due to ‘things’. Moreover, sensors are more entrenched in that field. But, thanks to these ‘things’, the IT world is becoming more integrated in the domain of operations, and the opportunities to add value ‘where the action is’ are simply there for the taking: in everyday interaction with appliances and physical products. In the new report by VINT, our trendland examines the three main reasons to embark upon the Internet of Things adventure:
  • the benefits of human-machine interaction (M2M) as the basis of speed and intelligence
  • the benefits of better maintenance: preferably Predictive Maintenance
  • the benefits of engagement or customer interaction: humans and machines in Smart Factories and beyond.
Equipping everything on the factory floor and everything that leaves the factory with sensors and internet connections brings benefits to the user and, of course, to the underlying industry. IT&OT A precondition of success in IT/OT is the ability to bring people together, both physically and mentally. This means that all barriers will have to be flattened. In the new report called The Fourth Industrial Revolution Things to Tighten the Link between IT and OT , VINT provides  three recommendations to speed up this integration. Download in English button-pdf1   Download in Dutch button-pdf1  

About the author

Director and Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Menno is Director of the Sogeti Research Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT). He mixes personal life experiences with the findings of the 19 years of research done at the VINT Research Institute. Menno has co-authored many books on the impact of new technology on business and society.


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