For companies not aware of it yet, there is a rude awakening about to occur when Big Data takes over.
There may have been another, less ominous way to say that, but that does not change the fact that businesses are about to see significant changes in the way they create, consume and act on data. Many companies, predominantly and unsurprisingly of the tech variety, have already taken the leap, but it will not be long before every other industrial entity looking to keep up does the same as well.
What could Industry 4.0 bring to the table that current processes are not delivering already? For one, higher efficiency, the likes no human manager of operations can produce, let alone convince workers to uphold. There’s accelerated product development brought about by advanced, artificial intelligence-driven analytics. There’s 3D printing.
The list goes on and on, but perhaps the greatest benefit Industry 4.0 can provide is the one humans — not machines — will remain in control of — creating a cognitive enterprise.
Now with unfettered access to industrial data, companies have the resources to learn and adapt in ways never before possible. With the adoption of Industry 4.0, company representatives can simply walk up to their SQL server and pull out the information they need to make informed operational decisions.
Technicians from DBA Services predict routine SQL server checks to become one of the most important tasks a company can fulfil since live data can now enable businesses to make adjustments on the fly with minimal risk.
Another aspect of becoming a cognitive enterprise involves the acceptance for automation. Many tasks in the workplaces of today are bound to be taken over by machines, and society as a whole needs to have a conversation about this monumental shift, hopefully providing the future generations of workers something to do in the enterprise that learns and adapts by itself.