7 IT Upgrade Options for Manufacturers
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of keeping the production lines going and orders shipping out to customers on time. However, equipment, software and processes that may have been serving you well a few years ago, might now be holding you back.
Upgrading technology needs to be an ongoing activity if you want your business to stay competitive and secure. Reviews of things like hardware, cybersecurity, and workflow should be done regularly – not doing so may cost you more in equipment maintenance and put you at a higher risk of a cyberattack.
80% of manufacturers say digital transformation is now a higher priority than it was in the past 3-5 years.
What are some reasons that manufacturers need to upgrade their IT?
- Improve productivity and efficiency
- Old systems no longer have support
- Reduce waste and improve accuracy
- Lower labor costs by automating a process
- Improve safety
- Stay competitive
Technology is infused in every area of manufacturing, just as it is with other industries, which gives you multiple opportunities for upgrading your IT to improve reliability, safety, and efficiency.
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