Manufacturing industry: Taking advantage of innovative technology
In many respects, the manufacturing industry has a larger impact on the consumer market and the overall economy than many people realize. Right now, manufacturing organizations contribute significantly to the nation – in fact, every $1 spent in this industry results in $1.40 being added to the economy, the highest multiplier of any sector.
However, manufacturers are in need of solutions that enable them to take advantage of the most innovative technologies. iT1 Source and our robust network of partners are here to address the unique needs of this industry with best-of-breed solutions that help manufacturers succeed.
According to the National Association of Manufacturers, U.S.-based manufacturing companies perform more than 75 percent of all research and development in the private sector. Overall, the R&D work manufacturers do has created a $229.9 billion industry that’s only growing to impact even more industrial areas. Projects dealing with everything from aerospace and computers to motor vehicles are carried out by American manufacturers, helping to drive more innovation than seen in any other industry.
The impact of the IoT
The Internet of Things is making waves in a number of sectors, but manufacturers are in a particularly beneficial position to make use of these connected devices. IoT systems can help drive automation, which streamlines work processes and helps support manufacturing initiatives. And as the IoT continues to grow, its impact will only be felt more in the manufacturing industry. In 2015, there were 18.2 billion devices included in the IoT. This number will grow to 22.9 billion by the end of this year, and is on track to surpass 50 billion by 2020.
Advanced technology solutions needed
In order to support these initiatives, manufacturers need specialized, advanced solutions.
R&D requires close collaboration on the part of the manufacturer and their clients, and also results in considerable data in need of storage. What’s more, in order to take full advantage of the IoT, manufacturers need robust connectivity in place.
Thankfully, iT1 Source and our industry-leading partners have the solutions today’s manufacturers require, including:
- Unified communications and collaboration systems
- Data storage and management
- Network connectivity
Best of all, these come from the best names in the technology sector, including our partners:
To find out more about how your manufacturing company can benefit from iT1 Source solutions, contact our expert consultants today.