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Written by Jukka Simonen

Do you update your smartphone’s operating system whenever a new version is released? Is the software of your FMS also up-to-date?

The ease of updating a manufacturing system’s operating system is comparable to that of updating an Android. 

From cars to coffee makers, nowadays practically everything carries an operating system. The societal importance of operating systems, therefore, is growing rapidly. Manufacturing systems are no exception and are in a constant state of update and renewal. Even the most conservative machine shops need the newest operating systems to remain relevant.

Updating your manufacturing system is important from an information security perspective alone. Moreover, maintaining high levels of productivity requires implementing the newest operating systems and using them as efficiently as possible. Modern manufacturing system providers update their operating systems regularly by providing new features for existing customers. Simultaneously, these updates improve the systems’ abilities to defend themselves from outside attacks. The ease of updating a manufacturing system’s operating system is comparable to that of updating an Android.

You can ensure that you have the newest operating system in place for your manufacturing system by having functioning remote access between your system and a modern system provider, as well as through agreeing on continuous updates being made by your system provider. Who surfs the web on a 2015 android? Don’t settle for having old software on your manufacturing systems. A better version already exists.

 

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