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Poll Finds Manufacturing Already Benefiting from Cloud Services, Big Data

Cloud technologies have already improved insights into business, according to 66 percent of respondents in a recent survey of manufacturers by Plex. In addition, 31 percent are either evaluating their Big Data needs and opportunities or plan to do so in the coming year - and 35 percent believe data analysis is the most important skill set for the next generation of employees.

Cloud computing. Cloud data storage. The Internet of Things. All these factors have collided to create a golden opportunity for manufacturers, who can now use massive data volumes in unexpected new ways.

Where are these developments taking the industry? Manufacturers will soon be able to eliminate statistical process control from their quality control process. Instead, they’ll use today’s increasingly affordable sensors to gather real-time data on every item that comes off the assembly line. We're talking about dozens of measurements on each product. The bottom line will be greater accuracy with less human involvement.

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Cloud computing. Cloud data storage. The Internet of Things. All these factors have collided to create a golden opportunity for manufacturers, who can now use massive data volumes in unexpected new ways.

Where are these developments taking the industry? Manufacturers will soon be able to eliminate statistical process control from their quality control process. Instead, they’ll use today’s increasingly affordable sensors to gather real-time data on every item that comes off the assembly line. We're talking about dozens of measurements on each product. The bottom line will be greater accuracy with less human involvement.

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