The Internet of Things links the virtual world with the real one. More and more equipment, goods and everyday objects are equipped with sensors and wireless chips to communicate directly and autonomously with each other and thus can support people or businesses in their activities.
The endeavor is, or should always be, to improve our lives. What used to be dependent from the control of human influence may be automated or can be assisted with the help of the IoT. The network becomes more „intelligent“, may be self-configurable and can control systems. As a result many processes in industry as well as in our lives will change decisively.
Strengthen customer relationships
With the Internet of Things, you have the opportunity to strengthen your customer relationships and promote interactions with your customers. So you may go from a single transaction relationship with individual interactions with your customers to a continuous interaction, which should have a positive effect on customer loyalty and sustainability. Thereby you get direct input from your customers and how they benefit from your products. You get not only a deeper insight into the use of your products, but can also build new services and thus offer more added value to your customers.
Platform is critical
With cloud-based services, you can also build new applications faster. However it is important that these are open and support a broad ecosystem and preferably industry-specific solutions.
In a world of connected things, which is becoming ever more relevant for the Internet of things, the challenge is becoming focused on how best to architect reusable things? ConDisSca is our answer.
The IBM Watson IoT Platform ia cloud based platform build on the IBM Bluemix Cloud, which is a PaaS – Platform as a Service. It is built on open standards and can be used for the creation, execution and management of mobile and web applications.
IBM Rational Rhapsody provides a collaborative design and development environment for systems engineers and software developers creating real time or embedded systems.
Products are becoming more and more complex and interconnected. With the uprising of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the opportunities given by the digitalisation of the Product Lifecycle, aka. Digital Transformation and Digital Twin addressing better ways is becoming even more important. To address this we need an inutitive, lean way which fosters reuse. Our approach Serenity based on a seamless Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and breaking with todays status quo is a way to answer this challenge .
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With respect to the ongoing digitalization and automation in manufacturing, the concept of “Industry 4.0” goes one step further and is often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. It applies the principles of the IoT to all processes in an industrial environment and is, in accordance with the definition of industry leader IBM, a synonym for a comprehensive networking of production and supply chains within and outside the company. The goal is a complete intelligent networking of all objects in a production environment and the integration of largely autonomous processes; taking place – vertically for the control and monitoring of machines and plants, horizontally within the value chains, as well as along the entire life cycle of products.
More and more devices will communicate with each other and collect more and more data with sensors providing a hitherto unknown extent of data for analysis. The aim is to shorten delivery times and gain even more flexibility in terms of customer requirements.
Embedded systems that control, regulate or supervise technical processes, are thus increasingly becoming a key driver of product innovation. In many industries, product differentiation is based ever more to a large extent on the software components of these systems. However, their complexity and networking as well as the requirements for safety and reliability are constantly increasing. In line with these developments in terms of value share of software in the products, in production and in the supply chains of innovative industries, this will increase significantly. The software development becomes thus even more important and will further change substantiually. In many companies, the development of new core competencies will increase even more (internally or with partners). The lean orchestration of the development work will become ever more important as developement teams will be distributed increasingly around the globe and further coordination with external partners and suppliers will become more strategic and interlaced. The optimized team collaboration will enable more flexible software development, allowing a better control of risks and changes and will help to increase efficiency by correlating important functions with the business strategy.