The Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

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A new era of manufacturing automation promises benefits and cyber-security risks—in a new article from New Jersey’s eMazzanti Technologies

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The digital transformation in manufacturing opens up tremendous opportunities for visionary entrepreneurs willing to begin the journey.

A NYC area IT consultant and MSP outlines the possibilities, anticipated benefits and potential risks of the current digital transformation in manufacturing in a new article on the eMazzanti Technologies website.

The informative article foresees mass customization, increased productivity and safer work environments in digitally connected and controlled factories. Improved quality control and reduced costs round out the list of potential benefits.

Urging caution, the article notes that those benefits could be partially offset by increased cyber-security risks.

“The digital transformation in manufacturing opens up tremendous opportunities for visionary entrepreneurs willing to begin the journey,” stated Jennifer Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies. “However, business leaders must incorporate modern cyber-defense strategies to thwart cyber-criminals who are increasingly targeting manufacturing.”

Below are a few excerpts from the article, “The Digital Transformation in Manufacturing.”

“As steam power and the assembly line did before, the digital transformation has begun to revolutionize manufacturing. For example, Harley Davidson consolidated 42 buildings into a single, computer-controlled factory, reducing the production cycle from 21 days to six hours while lowering cost, inventory and injury rates.”

Focus on Manufacturing Cyber-Security

“With all the very real benefits of the digital transformation in manufacturing, some challenges remain. Manufacturing cyber-security tops the list of hurdles to clear. The more an organization utilizes the cloud and IoT-connected devices and machines, the greater the attack surface and risk of a breach.”

Where to Begin?

“While business owners must embrace the digital transformation in manufacturing to compete in today’s market, moving from legacy equipment to a smart factory takes careful planning. Envision the future and carefully develop a strategy to reach that goal. Then, zero in to identify immediate projects that can deliver a significant ROI within a few months.”

“For example, GE is using a 3D-printing process, known as additive manufacturing, to make fuel nozzles for its new Leap Engine. Remarkably, what once required 20 separate parts is now produced in one print, resulting in nozzles that are five times stronger. The company plans to invest heavily in additive manufacturing to save money on a wider range of engine components.”

Partner for Success

Joining forces with digital technology experts who keep their eye on the future facilitates an optimal road map for the digital journey. Those who make it their business to stay ahead of rapidly advancing digital technologies also design multi-layered proactive cyber defense solutions for manufacturers.

An award-winning managed services provider, eMazzanti Technologies offers cutting-edge cloud, network, IoT and manufacturing cyber-security solutions. Its certified technology experts help companies embrace the digital transformation and navigate their way to increased revenues, lower costs and greater profits.

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About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver retail and payment technology, digital marketing services, cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring and support to increase productivity, data security and revenue growth for clients ranging from law firms to high-end global retailers.

eMazzanti has made the Inc. 5000 list eight years running, is a 2015, 2013 and 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year, 2016 NJ Business of the Year, 5X WatchGuard Partner of the Year and one of the TOP 200 U.S. Microsoft Partners! Contact: 1-866-362-9926, info(at)emazzanti.net or http://www.emazzanti.net Twitter: @emazzanti Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.

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