How Can Technology Bridge The Digital divide?

No sector has been hit more than manufacturing and industry during the last two years. While the industry’s development has been somewhat slow, it has been stable because of the sector’s willingness to embrace new technology. However, the cutting-edge technology used has breathed fresh life into crucial industries.

Businesses have been driven into the next decade by cloud computing and big data, making them more resilient to the future. The former head of strategic initiatives at the United Kingdom’s public research institution, Cranfield and CEO of tennerr, Dean Jones, is here today to discuss his experiences in cloud computing and its networks. In his discussion, he will talk about the impact that the current trend toward technological solutions is having on companies of all shapes and sizes.

It is impossible to overestimate the importance of reliable and sustainable manufacturing. How crucial do you see sustainability becoming in the next ten years?

More research and development into industrial automation technologies that can create fully digital and networked production environments is needed if Industry 5.0 is to reach its full potential. These technologies can potentially increase industrial intelligence by removing digital blind spots via the integration of human context and machine data. It is critical for organisations to establish sustainability objectives that are consistent with their core beliefs, methods, and policies. In order to achieve NetZero goals, corporate leaders in the next decade will need to have a credible forecasting model and the capacity to pinpoint the exact location of the organisation’s carbon footprint.

The increasing relevance of cloud computing may be directly attributed to COVID. Can you explain how cloud computing has developed over time?

Many industries, from production to healthcare to finance to automation to retail, electronics to energy, have benefited greatly from cloud computing. I believe that the introduction of COVID-19 has highlighted the digital gap between businesses that have invested in Cloud computing and digital transformation objectives and those that have not.

Cloud solutions have become increasingly popular due to the growing need for digital shop floor records, more plant-wide visibility, and a focus on adopting AI-based edge solutions to boost quality, efficiency, and productivity.

As businesses increasingly turn to cloud computing, what kinds of challenges and opportunities have emerged as a result?

Although an increasing number of companies are using cloud computing, significant gaps remain between theory and practice. A solution provider’s main emphasis shouldn’t only be on conversions as a quick fix; instead, they should be tailoring their efforts to meet each client’s specific needs throughout the project’s lifetime. A well-planned approach to adopting technology that considers the fundamental capabilities of the Cloud, Big Data, and AI may assist in avoiding pitfalls and maximising potential advantages.

One may argue that cloud computing is now the backbone of most contemporary innovations and workplaces. Consider this question: does cloud computing provide any potential future threats, and if not, what conceivable benefits does it have?

As we’ve worked with a wide range of customers on a wide range of Cloud Computing use cases, we’ve seen a common theme: the desire to deploy Cloud and Big Data solutions to tackle problems for which little data has been gathered in the past.

It’s not easy for business teams to persuade senior management to implement a data science solution regarding a business process. As companies strive to grow and become digital, they face the difficulties of model governance and model management.

The potential may lay in establishing measurable, attainable, and time-bound targets for the company’s growth. Our solution architecture takes an agile approach to delivering value to organisations quickly and in small, regular doses. The team’s ability to integrate technological know-how with industry experience makes it a valuable asset to the company.

Data has replaced oil as the most valuable resource, yet few recognise its importance. It’s the foundation of any successful business. What are the greatest ways for companies to keep their data secure in the future?

In the not-too-distant future, data science will be indispensable across all sectors. A business must get value from its most valuable data resources. With the help of company executives, data science teams may be able to turn information into a strategic advantage.

Using data and analytics to integrate operations is essential only after businesses have secured their most valuable assets and production infrastructure. One of our most innovative contributions to IT-OT security is using Data Diodes to enable unidirectional data flow, which provides a trustworthy and secure means of shielding systems and data from would-be invaders.

The security of SCADA and other industrial control systems is becoming more vulnerable as more and more massive data sets become networked and intelligent. While digitally enabling businesses and helping them leap into the next stage of industrial growth, we have made it our goal to protect vital infrastructures.


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