By David Berger
There is much hype these days extolling the virtues of the IIoT (industrial internet of things), thanks to many industrial vendors of automation, communications, and CMMS or other software systems. Although many of you have extensive experience in implementing these systems, some find the latest wave of the IIoT quite daunting, despite the obvious benefits to decision-making capability. The growing quantity and complexity of data requiring integration and compilation for a diverse audience presents many challenges alongside the benefits.
There are so many things that can and do go wrong with asset management IIoT projects. The first step is to recognize that your IIoT project can be quite complex and a lot more involved than just swapping old stand-alone equipment with more modern equipment capable of advanced data collection, analysis, and integration via the internet. Awareness of pitfalls can be one of the first steps toward successful implementation.