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Whitepaper on “Industry 4.0” available from Rittal

Rehana Begg   

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RittalA newly published whitepaper from Rittal shows why IT plays a key role in Industry 4.0 and explains how companies can establish the infrastructure needed.

In this document, decision-makers, as well as those responsible for production and IT, can learn about the demands that Industry 4.0 is placing on existing and new infrastructures.

Based on an example IT infrastructure, the reader is shown just how IT and production are interlinked another, as well as being informed of the interdependences between the “office” and “factory” sectors. A comparison of the requirements for IT systems in production and the data centre helps in developing concrete solutions. It shows how managers in production environments face quite similar challenges to system administrators. However, there are significant differences at the field and machine level. To achieve Industry 4.0 initiatives, the two spheres must continue to grow together. Besides this, the whitepaper also identifies data quality as one of the success factors for Industry 4.0.

Additional suggestions for achieving advanced industrial environments give the reader some practical approaches to initial projects. In addition, the whitepaper provides examples of how solutions and components from Rittal can help set up an Industry 4.0 infrastructure.


The “IT infrastructure in the context of Industry 4.0” whitepaper can be obtained free of charge from the Rittal website: ..

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