By Siavash Alamouti, mimik CEO (March 16th, 2018)
Computing and communications technologies promise to bring more efficiency in the manufacturing process through automation and seamless data exchange. There are many current initiatives and keywords such as Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing. Most of these initiatives aim to bring further efficiencies into the entire manufacturing process though digitization of the physical world and seamlessly connecting people, machines, IT systems, and even end-products in real-time. There are various disciplines involved in fulfilling the promise including Intent of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence.
In this paper, we discuss how mimik’s decentralized cloud platform can help modernize manufacturing in a pragmatic manner today without the need for new technology standards or massive information and operation technology (IT and OT) transformation.