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Internet of things (IoT) Cebit 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the biggest themes at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover, but it isn’t all about the somewhat tired cliché of the networked fridge. In fact, the IoT is set to help companies from all sectors make enormous leaps forward in innovation. At the heart of everything is smart interaction between machines and equipment based on digital information. The resultant efficiency gains almost inevitably help to boost added value. To make sure this added value is not put at risk, companies need to roll out systems that will protect the equipment they’ve linked up to the Internet by stopping malicious would-be attackers in their tracks. The risks at play range from losing sensitive company information to outages in the digital process chain. Ultimately, if the Internet of Things is to help businesses boost their bottom line, then cyber attacks must be reliably identified and consistently shut down – and in real time.

The digital revolution not only promises cost-effective and thus more efficient processes, but also optimized product design and new service models. Before you can unleash these benefits, though, you first need to know what is happening around you. Data analysis is key. Without analyzable data that can be turned into usable results on which to base sound decisions, you’ll be left feeling your way in the dark through the digital thicket! Global software supplier IFS is demonstrating at CeBIT 2017 how data from the Internet of Things (IoT) can be put to good use in an ERP system using its IoT Business Connector.

The dual aim in developing the IoT Business Connector was to accelerate IoT projects and curb financial risks. The IFS Applications ERP solution is easily implemented via a plug-and-play connection to the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, while the IoT Business Connector boasts open APIs for connection to other IoT platforms. This enables businesses to gather, process and use systems, machine and device data in the cloud before passing it on for ERP purposes. The results gained this way can then be used to prompt user-defined, semi-automatic or fully automatic workflows. Visitors to CeBIT will find this is way more exciting than it might sound by taking in live demos at the IFS stand, one of which shows how the IoT can instruct drones to perform system maintenance.

Cars, trains, and ships find their destinations independently. Robots work hand in hand with humans. A new generation of autonomous systems is developing that solves complex tasks, makes decisions, learns, and responds to unforeseen events. These systems are networked on the Internet of Things and can contribute to mastering central economic and social problems – for example, by improving work conditions in manufacturing or by increasing road safety.

At the stand of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering ( acatech ) in the CeBIT venue “Internet of Things” it becomes clear what autonomous systems and the Internet of Things are able to do. The sample applications that can be seen at Stand B63 in Hall 12 range from mobility to production, all the way through to the exploration of inaccessible or hazardous environments

Meet us at hall 6, stand A18/27 to know about our offerings for Industrial Internet of things (IoT)

mktg

Co-founder and director at Software Associates. Brings over 25 years of expertise in product management implementing ERP solutions in healthcare and supply chain logistics industries. Heads new initiatives around industrial Internet Of Things, smart sensors and web enablement solutions.

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