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People, Processes, Services, and Things by Bill Dry, Hazim Dahir

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Chapter 9

Use Case in Depth—How Will Manufacturing Benefit from IoE

Manufacturing is booming. Economic upturn along with rising consumer wealth, low energy cost, and consumers’ healthy appetite for big-ticket items will create a manufacturing boom. The new-order manufacturing index reported its highest levels since 2004 (August 2014 data). As we already guessed, the automotive industry has led the pack and is expected to grow few more percentage points in 2015. In a recent Cisco economic research data, the manufacturing industry proved to benefit the most from the adoption of IoE technologies and practices.

The manufacturing sector has been going through a modernization phase. With modernization, the idea is to bring few necessary technologies ...

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