Enabling your success in the digital revolution
The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to bring new digital innovations that will impact all facets of today’s business world. Also referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, every industry will undergo some degree of digitisation.
This is particularly the case for industrial segments, where Smart Manufacturing is one of the current hot topics. The underlying objective of this new paradigm is to achieve an environment where components, machines and systems are able to communicate with one another autonomously, creating an intelligent network along the entire value chain. Several governments and consortia have announced initiatives to prepare and facilitate industries for this change, including the Industrial Internet Consortia and the German government with its "Industrie 4.0" initiative.
As industries become increasingly complex and businesses experience erosion of competitive advantages, digital innovation offers companies the platform to propel them through the next phase of growth.
Evolving requirements for businesses
As this new revolution moves at unseen pace, companies will face new challenges and priorities. Ensuring functional safety and interoperability between components becomes increasingly challenging in the field of integration and interfaces. Companies are more vulnerable to digital threats as complexity and potential entry points for attacks grow, while cyber-risks become more sophisticated and professional. The new systems and processes will also generate large volumes of valuable data, hence information storage and security will become an increasing priority in business decisions and operations.
Dealing with these challenges requires an approach to digitisation that not only demands paramount safety and security, but the ability of companies to leverage the new analytic opportunities.
How can organisations prepare for this revolution?
TÜV SÜD helps companies realise the potential of today’s digital transformation while remaining safe, secure and competitive. We provide three core service areas that address safety (functionality, reliability and interoperability), security (office and industrial), and analytics (monitoring and big data). Within these areas, our offerings include testing services, performance monitoring and certification.
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