Internet of Things comprises of a network of physical objects that use sensors and APIs to connect and exchange data over Internet like machines, home appliances, and more.SAP Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) brings you everything you need to generate data-driven intelligence from connected things, people and devices.
Industry 4.0 is used to represent the current trend of Automation and Data Exchange in Manufacturing Technologies. Industry 4.0 is based on the 5C Architecture Model – Connection, Conversion, Cyber, Cognition, and Configuration.
- The IoT depends on a whole host of technologies – such as application programming interfaces (APIs) that connect devices to the Internet. Other key IoT technologies are Big Data management tools, predictive analytics, AI and machine learning, the cloud, and radio-frequency identification (RFID).
- The massive amount of Data generated by the Smart Devices need to be analysed in real-time. Predictive and Big Data Analytics play a pivotal role here. On a later stage, Machine Learning is used to trigger actions without human intervention.
- In manufacturing sector, the IoT becomes the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – also known as the Industrial Internet or Industry 4.0. The IIoT uses machine to machine (M2M) technology to support everything from remote monitoring and telemetry to predictive maintenance.
- Cloud-based IoT platforms and architecture connect the real and virtual worlds. They help companies manage IoT device connectivity and security – as well as collect device data, link devices to backend systems, ensure IoT interoperability, and build and run IoT applications.