When enterprises were in the midst of battling a pandemic, most of them realized innovation goes a long way in tackling unprecedented challenges. As the saying goes — never waste a crisis. It’s better to embark on the innovation journey now than later.
With COVID-19 urging companies to minimize human intervention in corporate offices and shop floors, India Inc’s choicest verticals will have to rely on automation like none other. Another advantage of automation is not wasting time on maintenance of assets or technologies, rather innovating to march ahead.
To propel organizations on the track of accelerated digitization, IT leaders are making their shop floors smart and future-proof. Key characteristics of a future-proof unit would be interoperability of systems and seamless operation and integration. Therefore, enterprises will have to move toward edge computing. A key factor for edge computing to work at its best is to provide an ecosystem and consistent chain from data center to devices.
A future-proof organization will have to enable predictive maintenance of its system. As organizational growth picks up pace with economies unlocking to promote activity, systems would be expected to function seamlessly. IT leaders will have to invest, if they haven’t already, in IoT, sensors and emerging technologies like AI.
AI-enabled machine learning platforms will play an important role. With historic data, the machine can rightly point at fault lines and failure-prone parts. Therefore, with well equipped sensors, the stoppages and malfunctioning can be easily detected beforehand. This can then help system engineers take actions much before the failure occurs. Also, the regular maintenance work that is scheduled for plants can be reduced in number.
The right integration with enterprise systems can actually propel organizations to be future-ready and future-proof. IT leaders looking for fast and accurate decision making have to adapt to these technologies for effective, cost-saving methodologies at their organizations. Also, with added security, they can protect data and assets without worrying about the evolved threat attack.
The right implementation of these technologies can also help scale the production activity and growth of the organization, which is the need of the hour as businesses push back on lost time. Therefore, with the right industry collaborations, organizations can nail the business mandate of seamless, uninterrupted operation with cost-saving benefits and innovation on the right track.