Six IIoT, Industry 4.0 key findings
Respondents to the Control Engineering 2015 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0, Information Integration Study identified six high-level findings on their attributes and how familiar they are with the technology and the concepts.
Respondents to the Control Engineering 2015 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0, Information Integration Study identified six high-level findings regarding IIoT and Industry 4.0 and their impact on the industry today:
- Familiarity: Fifty-nine percent of respondents identified as being “very” or “somewhat” familiar with the IIoT framework, compared to 29% being not very familiar and 12% not at all familiar. Only one-third of respondents identified as being “very” or “somewhat” familiar with the Industry 4.0 platform, compared to 36% being not very familiar and 31% not at all familiar.
- IIoT attributes: According to respondents, the most useful IIoT framework attributes to their organizations are interoperability and open standards connecting people, processes, and data (79%); as well as security (75%).
- Industry 4.0 attributes: Realtime capabilities (83%), interoperability (80%), and modularity (78%) are the most useful Industry 4.0 platform attributes, according to respondents.
- Implementing IIoT attributes: Interoperability and open standards has been implemented by 14% of respondents’ facilities, with 38% progressing and 26% just beginning; compared to security having been implemented by 18%, with 35% progressing and 29% beginning to employ.
- Implementing Industry 4.0 attributes: Only 10% of respondents’ facilities have fully implemented the real-time capabilities, interoperability, and modularity attributes of Industry 4.0.
- Funding levels: On average, respondents expect funding levels to increase 32% as a result of IIoT and Industry 4.0 discussions.
– Amanda Pelliccione is research director at CFE Media, email@example.com.
Additional research findings, from other Control Engineering reports, include:
55% of system integrators work on an average of 10 projects or less each year. Source: Control Engineering 2014 System Integration Study
44% of facilities expect their information integration activity will very slowly increase over the next few years. Source: Control Engineering 2015 IIoT, Industry 4.0, Information Integration Study
3 out of 4 end users are concerned about the vulnerability of their organization’s historians and connections. Source: Control Engineering 2015 Cyber Security Study
Control Engineering surveys its audience on five topics each year: cyber security; career survey; system integration; IIoT, Industry 4.0, information integration; and mobility, Ethernet, and wireless. All reports are available at www.controleng.com/ce-research.