Lack of budget, unclear path to ROI, imperfect strategic vision, interoperability problems. These are just a few of the reasons why the shift to Industrial Ethernet has been slow. But while industrial leaders could make do without Industrial Ethernet in the past, it’s becoming increasingly essential. As your competitors invest in machine learning and big data to optimize operations, falling behind on Industrial Ethernet adoption is the last thing you want. But Industrial Ethernet isn’t the only concern, anymore. In addition to Industrial Ethernet advancement, you have to prepare your network for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT/Industry 4.0). Together, Industrial Ethernet and IIoT will help you take advantage of your data to spot inefficiencies faster, support business intelligence efforts, and cut costs in the long run.