Make Factories Safer and More Productive with IoT

Make Factories Safer and More Productive with IoT

CDW delivers a true end-to-end Industry 4,0 solution for manufacturing. It’s not just about switching and routing – we can also advise and help design and implement IoT and edge computing solutions. Engineers and consultants at CDW work hard to understand the outcomes you want and can bring in the right vendors at the right time to help you seamlessly realize your objectives.

Cisco and CDW have partnered to provide Canadian manufacturers with not only that crucial network but all the infrastructure around it, to help organizations get the full value out of their data. The network is the engine that provides that visibility, which is the basis for all the benefits of Industry 4,0.

 

A bridge between IT & plant operations

Connectivity is the foundation for the industrial IoT evolution – connecting sensors, actuators and control systems to the machine learning and digitization innovations in the cloud. IT/OT convergence in networking and security technology is not just established but critical to a wave of optimizations and improvements in the ecosystem.

CDW has industry experts who have worked for a number of different industry verticals helping to deploy and manage operations technology in the field. We're early adopters of the latest technology and have in-depth expertise on converging technology.

Deploying & managing IoT at scale

A recent McKinsey report stated that “Over 70 percent of companies have started to pilot Industry 4,0 solutions, but only 30 percent are capturing value at scale.” That’s why the ability to reliably connect people and devices, and to scale as needed, is critical. You should be able to scale up with ease, which means allowing organizations to deploy and manage more devices across more locations with the same resources.

CDW is a national leader in deploying niche technology products in remote areas for advanced technology use cases. We're able to support large complex deployment and help replace hundreds or thousands of batteries or SIM cards, depending on the needs of our clients.  

Eliminate downtime to increase operational resiliency

Equipment downtime is the single largest source of lost production time for most manufacturers. IoT sensors combined with data analytics can provide better insight into equipment conditions and prevent downtime by enabling more cost-effective predictive maintenance procedures. Predictive analytics make it easy to determine when machines will need maintenance, enabling technicians to perform maintenance with minimal disruptions and reducing the risk of breakdowns.

CDW has a mature understanding of how to design, configure and operate with redundancy and resiliency built in. We're able to understand application requirements and build a wired and wireless configuration to suit the needs and operate mission critical infrastructure with maximum uptime.

Protection from IoT security threats

Operations can’t simply be secured by firewalls in the perimeter network that were designed to keep IT and operational networks separate. Innovative approaches are needed that leverage security models such as zero trust, which relies on deeper visibility into connected endpoints, their role in operations and their interaction with other endpoints, leading to new access policies and network segmentation.

CDW is committed to optimizing technology and constantly improving security posture with best-in-breed solutions, starting with understanding your risk and developing remediation plans, and supporting you through regulatory compliance and beyond.

Stay Ahead of the Competition with Industry 4,0

An aging workforce. Evolving regulations. Mounting cyberthreats. Fierce competition. The COVID-19 pandemic. Things have been tough for the manufacturing industry – and the old ways of working are no longer sufficient for today’s needs, much less for the future.

Manufacturers in Canada are trying to figure out how IT and OT can work together to produce more, faster, with fewer resources. This Manufacturing for Tomorrow Thought Leadership Paper explains the technology you need to implement Industry 4,0 solutions.

Stay Ahead of the Competition with Industry 4,0

An aging workforce. Evolving regulations. Mounting cyberthreats. Fierce competition. The COVID-19 pandemic. Things have been tough for the manufacturing industry – and the old ways of working are no longer sufficient for today’s needs, much less for the future.

Manufacturers in Canada are trying to figure out how IT and OT can work together to produce more, faster, with fewer resources. This Manufacturing for Tomorrow Thought Leadership Paper explains the technology you need to implement Industry 4,0 solutions.