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By: Webmaster | October 15, 2017

Spain, a country of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

According to the statistics of the Central Companies Directory (CCD), Spain counts as of August 31, 2017 with 4,281 large companies, representing 0.1% of the overall business. 99.9% are self-employed workers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), at equal rates.

We can clearly state that Spain is a country sustained thanks to the activity of small businessmen, who thanks to their efforts articulate the economic activity of the country. It is important, therefore, to support self-employed and companies, making them more competitive in the global market.

Category: Industry40 

Tags: Cloud, Monitoring 

By: Webmaster | October 08, 2017

How much does one minute of your production cost?

This same question has been asked by many people and companies across the globe. According to a study in the US, the cost of production stops varies depending on the company, but could reach, for example, around $22,000 per minute in companies in the automotive sector. Moreover, a similar study focused on data centre shutdown times averaged $8,000 per minute. Today, a drop in the data centre of a company can probably force to stop all or part of the chain of production, reaching high amounts in losses of income. This gives us an idea of the weight and impact that IT technologies currently have on the network of industrial companies.

Category: Industry40 

Tags: Monitoring, Sensors, IoT, IIoT 

By: Webmaster | September 18, 2017

Business Challenge

Traditional vending machine owners face several problems: considerable expenses and inconveniences in their efforts to maintain, repair and upgrade vending machines without a centralized administration system to perform these functions. Maintenance and support costs are high because on-site visits are usually needed in order to check the machine status, solve troubleshoots, perform software upgrades, and complete repairs. Moreover, revenue is lost whenever a vending machine is out of order, a situation made worse when it takes days to discover and fix the problem. Another concern is being able to attract and engage new customers attending to the changing world, as well as younger customers accustomed to an always-connected...

Category: Industry40 

Tags: Cloud, Sensors, BigData, IoT, Alarms 

By: Webmaster | September 03, 2017

Unplanned work stoppages cost global industries millions of dollars in lost revenue. Downtime can be caused for multiple reasons. Examples can be weather delays in airline companies or cyber crime which lead to infrastructure breakdowns.

 

Susceptibility to failure persists, particularly as it relates to factories. According to some research information, more than 90% of machines in factories globally are not network-connected, and the vast majority are more than 15-years-old. 

 

The graphic below shows how much money is lost in a few major industries for just one minute of downtime: