Air compressor manufacturers will increasingly rely on the Industrial IoT (IIoT) to distinguish their offerings and stand out in a crowded and competitive vendor landscape. The IIoT will unlock critical data on air compressors, enabling manufacturers to offer better and proactive services to their customers, build new revenue streams such as compressed air on demand, and unearth strategic customer insights to drive product and service innovations.
But while these benefits are considerable, the ground realities of executing an Industrial IoT transformation can be challenging. For instance, building an IIoT infrastructure and then ensuring interoperability between various parts of the infrastructure requires deep technical knowhow in operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT). And these challenges are just the tip of the iceberg.