By embracing the promise of automated tech, organizations of all sizes will have the building blocks to make good on their promises of digital transformation.
But to realize the possibilities of the connected, autonomous future, automation pioneers must follow established best practices to achieve meaningful results. Automation is accelerating possibilities across industries, prompting many businesses to explore new pilot projects in edge computing, predictive analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The biggest benefits of investing in a digital transformation strategy, however, are only achievable when businesses learn from the foundation of previous successful projects.
Automation is accelerating possibilities across industries, prompting many businesses to explore new pilot projects in edge computing, predictive analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The biggest benefits of investing in digital transformation strategies, however, are only achievable when businesses learn from the foundation of previous successful projects.
At Stratus, our long history of providing remotely-managed, continuously available solutions for manufacturers, municipalities and utility companies has helped the company develop a unique expertise in helping organizations transform to the digital age.
As our customers’ needs have changed, we’ve become experts in facilitating IT/OT convergence to design simple, yet effective edge computing solutions that optimize performance and help achieve competitive advantage in any industry.
We’re excited to participate in this year’s ARC Forum to facilitate exciting discussions and share everything we’ve learned through our partner and customer experiences. Most notably, our team will share the stage with key partners to convey lessons and best practices from edge deployments in two sessions:
- “The top 10 pitfalls to avoid with Edge Computing and Digital Transformation,” a partner-led workshop with Kline Automation and ARC. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 6th, from 1:00-1:50 pm.
- “Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs,” an ARC Panel Discussion featuring several partners. This panel will be held on Thursday, February 7th, at 8:30 AM.
Both sessions will feature Stratus’ learned best practices and takeaways from successful edge computing deployments in environments ranging from dairy manufacturing plants and chocolate factories to oil rigs and water treatment plants. Most notably, Stratus’s list of emerging best practices will touch upon several key themes of the ARC Forum event, including:
- Enabling OT/IT/ET convergence. In order to successfully deploy highly complex operational systems, IT, OT and ET teams must collaborate. Well-defined project objectives, cross-functional training and communications, and easily-maintained hardware are essential. These features help ensure systems operate securely, collect all necessary data, and maintain availability to maximize their value.
- Prioritizing security at the edge. Computing infrastructure at the network edge must be designed to protect both the physical security of their systems as well as the security of IIoT networks.
- Designing connected devices with long life spans. As edge computing leaves its infancy, manufacturers are learning that investing in long-lasting, connected suites of products can help offset the cost of maintenance through predictive analytics.
These best practices, and many more, can enable a smooth, simple digital transition for businesses by providing an extra level of intelligence where it is most needed – at the network edge. Stratus’ highly secure edge solutions are self-monitoring, self-healing, and can be deployed by OT in under 30 minutes, helping operators focus on application performance that gets their new products to market faster, rather than equipment maintenance and support.
We’re excited to share our perspective and help partners add value to the diverse industries they serve. Our easy-to-install, tamper proof and self-protecting edge solutions are designed to keep applications running and minimize data loss in any environment, no matter how rugged.