An article in TechRepublic (September 28, 2014) titled “How IoT big data will transform manufacturing automation” (http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-iot-big-data-will-transform-manufacturing-automation) describes the benefits that the internet of things big data analytics provides to the industrial sector through supporting a faster and optimal decision making process. Data analytics facilitates the interconnection of the information systems that defines the manufacturing activities. Companies should understand the importance of finding synergies and alignments in standard and big data management teams to drive and support the fast growing automation of smart manufacturing. This data analytics can also provide companies the opportunity to continuously audit their required compliance with quality standards and regulatory controls. Will data analytics in smart manufacturing improve drastically the current forecasting strategies in order to further capitalize the markets? Will companies use big data analytics to predict customer’s behaviors and automatically adapt their industrial processes through smart manufacturing?