Even is today’s technology driven world, a progressive and dynamic industrial sector is the backbone of the economy. Some of the world’s most developed and sound economies have been built on the foundations of a strong industrial sector.
Traditionally, the industrial sector has been skewed more towards productivity, and lesser towards technology. However, all this is changing very quickly, especially in the post pandemic context. The pandemic has brought mass scale disruption across industries.
From supply chain disruptions to administrative constraints, the past thirty months or so have been really challenging for the global industrial sector. This is now changing, as this sector is also realizing the importance and indispensability of digital technologies.
Most modern industries these days come with huge entry barriers. These range from financial, technological and in the present day context, cyber security. These challenges are further amplified by the pressing need for digital transformation.
In this post, we will discuss how digital technologies like Cloud Computing are playing an instrumental role in overcoming these entry barriers. Furthermore, we will discuss how Cloud Computing is boosting the productivity and cyber security of global industries.
How is Cloud Computing Booting Industrial Production?
In a lot of industries with well established production lines, a disruption of even a few minutes or hours can translate into losses amounting millions of dollars. Such disruptions also risk the tight timelines industries have to meet in order to remain competitive
So, production lines are being digitalized at a mind boggling pace. Whether it’s the smaller or larger processes, industrial machinery is being linked up to Cloud Computing infrastructures, with the help of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices.
These devices, installed strategically across production lines, are constantly collecting data about the various production processes. This data is then being transmitted to cloud infrastructures, and aggregated to determine the overall production processes.
Using technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), this data is analyzed for any potential irregularities or anomalies. This is yet another area where the immense processing muscle of cloud computing infrastructures comes into play.
The insights obtained due to the analysis of production line data enables industrial units to:-
- Detect and rectify the production processes that are not in line with the prescribed standards or specifications.
- Optimize costs, and reduce the production overheads that arise when faults are identified at much later stages of the production process, or even post delivery.
- Perform preventive maintenance of production lines and equipment, resulting in zero to minimal disruption due to unplanned maintenance or repairs.
Cloud Computing and Industrial Cyber Security
In the majority of industrial processes, a lot of intellectual property is at play. A product that is being rolled out of a production line may have consumed millions of dollars at its Research and Development (R&D) phase.
All these overheads are recovered by industries if they can safeguard their intellectual property, and the production processes themselves. This is yet another area where the multi layered cyber security of Cloud Service Providers (CSP) really helps.
Most industrial production organizations have little to no knowledge or expertise in the field of cyber security. In the post pandemic world, we are witnessing the most hostile cyber security environment in recorded history.
This cyber warfare has been further aggravated in the wake of the recent global conflicts between some of the biggest military and economic powers of the globe. By migrating their data to CSPs, industrial organizations can achieve a top notch cyber security posture.
Cloud Computing – Eliminating Financial Barriers
When any large scale industry even thinks of digitalizing its processes, the costs can be in millions of dollars. These costs further swell if the production units are physically dispersed, due to the scarcity of certain specialized raw materials.
In such situations, Cloud Computing eliminates the financial barriers associated with the digitalization of industrial processes. Instead of investing in costly IT hardware, industries can simply avail cloud services from CSPs like dinCloud, and pay only for what they use.
If you are also an industrial organization that is looking for digitalization, look for further than dinCloud, an ATSG company. We are a leading provider of a wide range of Cloud Computing services and solutions, which are among the best in the cloud industry.