Athulan was quoted in the article "7 things to know about internet of industrial things and industry 4.0" which appears in the September edition of Modern Machine Shop. In this article, the author summarizes the steps needed to understand the Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 for metalworking companies and machine shops.
In the context of the "3rd thing" – People empowerment is essential – Athulan notes that information to and from people must be pertinent (focused on the task at hand), ubiquitous (available across multiple interfaces) and contextual (leading to an actionable insight). These shop-floor data consumers include operators, programmers, maintenance engineers, production supervisors and front-office business managers.
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