About: I am the designer and the CEO, and currently the only process supervisor behind the Factory 4.0 Open Initiative, LLC (FourOh-LLC).
. . . My platform is Virtualmin on Virtual Private Servers from AWS, GCE, Linode. I build with standard UNIX servers and services such as BIND, OpenLDAP, LAMP. My productivity stack is implemented for pilots, or for staging migrations to service providers. I use simplified frameworks such as web forms on Joomla with Fabrik that are 100% free of licensing cost and restrictions.
. . . Large part of Industry 4.0 (called "fouroh") is to maximize the use of data from all available sources, which includes automated equipment on the production floor, component data published by the manufacturers, and qualifiers such as environmental regulations and life-cycle management. FourOh-LLC, as part of Industry 4.0 is to lead the way for all those who are NOT able to afford even the fundamental fouroh advancements, not to mention enterprise-level services. Businesses still managing operations via spreadsheets, paper forms and tribal knowledge are going to be provided the resources to digitize on a budget, with incremental change - instead of paying the full price and reinvent their business model whole-sale.
* * * FourOh-LLC helps small manufacturers to transfer tribal knowledge, spreadsheets and paper forms into an enterprise-ready database. The LLC publishes the specifications to an enterprise-class infrastructure and web forms free-of-monetary-cost. Based on those specifications local experts in your area, who form their own Factory 4.0 Open Initiative chapters, may help you to begin digitizing your business infrastructure. * * *
You are invited to discuss your own business needs as a Factory 4.0 Open Initiative client - or to discuss the process of becoming a service provider in your area, forming a local chapter. This web is part of the Hubzilla global grid, a de-centralized and federated social network with extensive privacy support. It is currently the best alternative for business intranets and extranets where participants and allowed content types are regulated by you, the server owner - and where all your data belongs to you and remains with you.