Many companies are looking to improve manufacturing productivity by improving the efficiency of their various machines and other manufacturing facilities – by, in turn, improving their data driven management … monitoring the performance of those facilities in real-time. 

Connecting and analysing all that data is a big challenge.  

What we need are standards and protocols which allow us to share and connect our data which can then be imported into analytical systems to provide useful insights.

Of course, companies could build custom code to do the job but the IoT scene is changing quickly and maintaining customer code over  time is going to  be difficult.

We need integrated platforms based around established protocols for inter-connectedness – platforms that can evolve over time to keep pace with technological change.

Manufacturing equipment makers, enterprise software developers – please help!