Mold Maintenance & Repair

OCT 2014

Mold Maintenance & Repair

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F E AT U R E 16 Mold Maintenance & Repair By Tom Knight Think Big Simply accessing monitoring data online, in real time, can help you address underperforming tools and build new ones when needed. We have all heard of the Internet of Things and Big Data. Simply stated, the Internet of Things refers to the ability of devices to connect to the Internet. Big Data refers to our ability to collect and analyze the data that is generated by these devices and turn it into actionable data. Actionable data can then be used to drive our decisions and optimize our results. One example of how the Internet of Things and Big Data have been combined to optimize results is illustrated by General Electric in its endeavor to literally power our economy. GE has developed a system that is used by wind farms to optimize output. Data For energy companies, windmills essentially are remotely controlled nodes on a network that generate data that is then used to drive decisions and optimize results.

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