In our last post, we talked about the challenges companies face dealing with IT sprawl. In many cases, the primary culprit driving sprawl is the differing objectives of those that need a solution (the business users) and those responsible for supporting/managing the system (IT department). Even in the case of cloud solutions where there is no internal or on premise system to support, there is still user training, security, and information governance to consider.
The difference mobility makes in the decision making process for manufacturing shop floor data collection is critical. A recent Aberdeen Group research study indicates that 78% of the respondents using mobility to manage shop floor data collection have the ability to detect changes in performance automatically. For the 22% not using mobility, they will continue to fall behind the competition and be less profitable, lacking the essential capabilities manufacturers need to make critical decisions in real-time.