- Tactical Briefs
- Collaborative Manufacturing
- Control Panel Optimization
- Embedded systems & Trends
- Energy Efficiency
- Ethernet I/O Networking
- Factory Floor Network Deployment
- Factory Floor Network Reliability
- Fieldbus I/O
- Hands-on Guide to OEE
- HMI, From the Web to the Cloud
- Internet of Things
- Machine Safety
- Machine Safety Standards & Strategies
- Mechatronics @ Work: Insight & Technology Solutions
- Opening Up Your Gateway to Asia
- Real-time Operational Intelligence (RtOI)
- The Future of Industrial PCs
- The power of PackML
Leadership Print Profile | November 17, 2014
The Connected Enterprise - Improving Productivity and Competitiveness As global pressures for improved productivity and competitiveness continue to grow, companies need to find innovative ways to harness information that helps their operations and supply networks be more productive, flexible and sustainable. Fortunately, the next industrial revolution is happening now, and The Connected Enterprise is the reason for this shift. If companies aren’t on board, they risk falling behind. The Connected Enterprise holds the promise for improving global business agility. It converges information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT) so companies can access and capitalize on business, operational and transactional data for improved enterprise, plant and supply-network performance. Rockwell Automation delivers The Connected Enterprise through its Integrated Control and Information portfolio, including a network infrastructure based on a standard, open, single-network architecture. This holistic approach helps facilitate secure interoperability with corporate networks and industrial applications. It enables a wealth of information that can be converted into contextualized working data capital. Ultimately, this data delivers insights to improve productivity while creating new business opportunities for brand owners, OEMs and equipment builders. With The Connected Enterprise, companies experience better decision making, expose inefficiencies and spark collaboration. It helps operations engineers profitably manage and improve industrial processes, and IT professionals reduce network complexities and exposure to cybersecurity risks. It shares productivity-improving information to employees and partners across the organization and supply network in a context that is meaningful for each role. Rockwell Automation works with global leaders – Cisco, Microsoft, Panduit and others – to take advantage of enhancing technologies, including cloud, virtualization, Internet of Things and mobility, and securely bridge IT and OT across the enterprise. Explore how Rockwell Automation is evolving its own global operations and helping its customers join the industrial revolution by leveraging The Connected Enterprise to drive profitability and competitiveness.
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