Whenever the term “transformation” is tossed around, it’s pretty safe to assume it’s not something small. A digital industrial transformation is no different. It requires businesses to make a significant change, and the challenges are real. But so are the outcomes. Industrial companies that have begun their digital transformations are realizing unprecedented levels of performance, including increased efficiency, higher product and service quality, and improved organizational capacity. And they’re getting ahead of their competitors.

So what’s involved in making a transformation? As industrial organizations consider a digital transformation journey–from the plant floor to the boardroom–it’s important to understand that aspects of your operations, culture, and technology will change in some way.

Digital industrial transformation:

  •          Requires new capabilities in software, agile development and predictive analytics
  •          Motivates the adoption of new partners to disrupt existing – or enter new - markets
  •          Drives new sales models, pricing schemes and business opportunities

You might be thinking, “Hold on, just tackling one of these is a major undertaking, let alone all of them!” But the latest technology solutions can help you move forward with speed, ease, and efficiency.

Think about it this way – as the Digital Industrial Age grows and expands, do you want to be left behind by more nimble competitors or do you want to be able to adapt to the growing demands of your customers, shareholders, and your industry overall?

Many large-scale organizational transitions fail because companies underestimate the complexity, pervasiveness, and organizational impact of the challenge. If your organization can adopt this operational and cultural change, you’ll be ahead of others who continue to fight the inevitable.

But how do make your transformation journey a success? When you’re ready to develop and deploy your digital industrial transformation strategy, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform is the fastest and safest way to results. Research shows that adopting a comprehensive end-to-end integrated platform to drive new efficiencies and streamline processes can accelerate innovation and manage disruptive change proactively.


In partnership with GE Digital, TBR conducted a study that analyzed the IIoT market. TBR surveyed 170 decision makers at industrial organizations who were already implementing and IIoT solution, as well as IIoT platform providers and systems integrators.

Based on this study, the white paper below discusses the challenges of implementing IIoT platforms, the diversity of available cloud and software platforms, and the implications of a digital industrial transformation across an enterprise. Download to read more.

You’ll discover insights on moving forward with your digital industrial transformation and why the destination is worth the journey. But only if you choose the right IIoT platform.

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TBR: Digital Industrial Transformation Report

TBR's Report on Digital Industrial Transformation

TBR’s and GE Digital’s digital industrial transformation research investigates challenges facing industrial companies implementing IIoT solutions: the complexity of the solutions, the diversity of available cloud and software platforms and solutions, and the implications of industrial transformation on many actors within the organization. This paper focuses on the journey to a solution, the wealth of factors to be considered, and what digital industrial transformation platforms contribute to the solution, the industrial transformation and the organization.


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GE Digital

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GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics and people, providing industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently. World-class talent and software capabilities help drive digital industrial transformation for big gains in productivity, availability and longevity. We do this by leveraging Predix, our cloud-based operating system, purpose built for the unique needs of industry.

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