Thursday, 16 April 2020

What exactly is digitisation?

The Coronavirus pandemic is forcing companies to go digital. Anyone who does not have a clue when digital jargon such as for example "fog computing" are used, will in future be given regular, easy-to-understand explanations of digitalisation terminology in STW's series "Digital Solutions".

The current situation
At STW, the currently unclear and critical situation due to the Corona pandemic is of course viewed with great concern. Long before the current crisis, STW has developed a service that reduces the default risks to a minimum and guarantees long-term availability of STW components through component and obsolescence management. Up to now, STW has not experienced any economically induced delivery difficulties and is able to continue to offer its customers good and reliable service despite adapted working conditions. This means STW remains able to deliver its products.
With more than 30 years of experience in the digitalization, automation and electrification of mobile machines, STW supports customers with customised workshops, the right concepts and suitable system architectures. But what is this digitalisation anyway? What does it mean exactly?

The situation in which we are at the moment is extraordinary in many ways. Life presents each and every one with great challenges, both professionally and personally. Many are forced to find solutions to completely new and unprecedented problems within a very short period of time. The enormously high degree of networking at all levels of society can help create something new in an uncomplicated, fast and pragmatic way. Never before have there been so many new ideas for digital solutions as there are today, the possibilities for implementation are almost unlimited and new ones are added every day.

However, people must first learn to handle the new technologies that they have created and to use them in a sensible, sustainable, but also economically efficient way. Without a new way of thinking and exploring new patterns and structures, however, this will not be easy. More than ever before people are forced to imagine even previously unimaginable things and to put the right things into practice as quickly as possible.

To date, digitalisation is increasing in all economic sectors. But what is this digitalisation? What does it mean exactly? And how can concrete business operations, real products and existing workflows be digitalised and what is the goal of all of this? Questions like these are at the beginning of every digital transformation. Literally, it is precisely these questions that must be answered as accurately as possible before any implementation. Despite all the digitalisation, which is of course what it's all about, there is no need to use digital tools or to specify software or platforms at this stage. All needed here are the traditional pen and paper and the right questions. Customers can benefit from STW's services and many years of experience already at this early stage. The company supports customers with customised workshops, develop suitable concepts and design the appropriate system architectures.

And once an individual digitalization solution has been defined, their digital products also come into play.

With a modular system consisting of modern software, scalable cloud infrastructure, robust hardware and long-term partners, they build prototypes, conduct feasibility studies, provide support during market launch and accompany our customers through the entire life cycle of their digital solution, including system maintenance. All this from one source.

Thanks to the modularity, standardization and open interfaces of their digital product portfolio, they enable customers to cover the entire implementation spectrum between "make-or-buy". This means that a solution can be developed either completely or partially by the customers themselves, or it can be provided by STW as a ready-to-use platform. As a result, customers can focus on their core competence and we take care of the rest.

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