To improve productivity, quality, safety and employee health across their industrial operations, organizations are investing to better leverage data from their processes. These investments have created a jump in the number of low-cost sensors and other devices capable of autonomous collection, preprocessing and sharing of huge quantities of data.

To drive these digital transformation improvements and to lower operating costs, sophisticated applications in operational control centers, hosted in private or public clouds, are creating information from raw data. The combination of autonomous devices and applications consuming and converting data into insights is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) the enforcement whitepaper to read more.