Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)
While many factory leaders are wary of the cloud, rejecting its use can hinder the ability to gain the benefits from smart manufacturing and IIoT.
NCP engineering's Julian Weinberger explores the benefits of IIoT and smart factories, as well as the security risks which can be mitigated by a centrally managed VPN.
Karina Popova explains the benefits IoT can provide to farmers, as well as the challenges of adopting connected technologies in the agriculture industry.
IPS' Mitch Maiman discusses IoT technology trends he expects in 2018, from improved security through blockchain to outdoor IoT growth to more wearables.
The IoT conversation is shifting from 'what' to 'where' and 'how,' as seen in this roundup of the most thought-provoking IoT blogs of 2017.
With the power to transform hands-on workforces and upskill employees of all levels and tenures, augmented reality is the IoT gift that keeps on giving.
Bsquare's Dave McCarthy discusses three valuable lessons from businesses that have cracked open their IIoT data and are in the trenches of Industry 4.0.
Combining a software-defined perimeter with blockchain is an ideal way to secure autonomous vehicles. Movimento Group's Mahbubul Alam explains.
Wearable IoT devices are finding a home in rugged environments, helping ensure the health and safety of athletes and industrial workers alike.
IoT edge platforms that meet five key requirements will simplify short-term deployments while offering long-term flexibility of new enterprise IoT services.
Adopting an outcomes-based approach to service delivery could be the key to differentiating your offerings from competitors.
The construction industry can deploy IoT and sensor technology to create advantages related to worker safety, cost reduction and predictive maintenance.
Business and technology trends are reshaping how computing happens at the edge and driving the need for a new edge infrastructure.
Artificial intelligence can help companies find gold, but for successful AI, the data matters more than the algorithm, says Flutura's Rick Harlow.
Humans will play a vital role in rolling out IoT technology initiatives at industrial organizations. Explore three ways humans power IIoT.
Like other large enterprises witnessing the benefits of IoT, dairies are using IIoT technologies to enhance production efficiency and profitability.
IoT is streamlining processes and optimizing the supply chain. Telogis' Kelly Frey offers five examples of the benefits of IoT in the supply chain.
Digital transformation can't thrive unless your organization has a culture that's willing and able to embrace it, says GE Digital's Jason Cline.
Industrial enterprises are realizing the value of IIoT data and analytics, says Stratus Technologies' Jason Andersen. Here are four phases to IIoT infrastructure.
Read a brief case study from Flutura's Rick Harlow examining how IIoT in combination with AR/VR can provide real savings to organizations.
FogHorn's Sastry Malladi explains the basics of fog computing, exploring why it is critical for IoT success in resource-constrained environments.
One of the most impactful areas of IoT, says OnProcess Technology's Sarah Hatfield, is in spare parts inventory management, a key aspect of the post-sale supply chain.
IoT-enabled predictive maintenance helps public transport companies tailor vehicle reparations and speed up downtime. Yenlo's Ruben van der Zwan discusses.
In a recent white paper, Ericsson tested Bluetooth mesh and its ability to be used in industrial use cases. Learn about the results here.
Automating critical infrastructure doesn't have to directly correlate to substantially greater security risks. Full Spectrum's Stewart Kantor explains.
Utility consumers today are looking for information for a detailed understanding of their usage. The internet of things is key to providing this insight.
Millennials are pushing for greater visibility and awareness of our supply chains, says Guy Courtin of Infor. IoT can help achieve this.
In the industrial internet, we will see more and more OT and IT converge. This convergence will drive new industry technologies and services.
IIoT is a brave new world, for risk management in particular. But as RTI's Stan Schneider explains, IIoT can lead to improved industrial IoT security.
By making IoT technology more affordable, mass adoption and therefore significant benefits could be achieved in supply chains across the globe.
Navigating the uncharted ocean of IoT big data is exciting and challenging. Rick Harlow of Flutura mapped out seven core IIoT big data use cases to help.
Thanks to the OPC Foundation's Unified Architecture, suppliers are finally able to realize the promise of Industry 4.0, says Accelerite's Dean Hamilton.
The greatest IoT revenue opportunities are in flexible monetization models, such subscription or pay-per-use, says Flexera's Eric Free.
When it comes to IoT adoption, there are four distinct waves. Pavan Singh takes a look at the state of IoT adoption today.
Securing industrial IoT is one of the greatest inhibitors of IIoT adoption. ThingStream's Neil Hamilton explains why a new framework for secure IIoT is needed.
In order to bridge the gap separating IT and OT teams, says Jason Andersen of Stratus Technologies, a new breed of 'hybrid OT' professionals is emerging.
The cloud can't process data quickly enough for IoT applications. OIES Consulting's Francisco Maroto discusses how fog/edge is stepping up to the plate.
As industry moves forward, industrial leaders must consider not only when digital transformation should happen, but also how.
There is one situation, however, that is ripe for innovation and a natural use case for innovation at the hands of IoT: the industrial technology space.
Product lifecycle management is tough if you don't see the product's entire lifecycle. To win at PLM, IoT and digital twins are a must.
As vendors step up industry platforms, businesses are enthusiastic about the opportunities; but there's a long road before domain-based IoT is ubiquitous.
Many enterprises have the data needed to modernize sitting unused in their legacy systems; now is the time to unlock it with IoT.
We can now treat the centralization of IoT smarts and data as an architectural decision, not one forced by economics or physical limitations.
Edge computing devices can make data available in real-time. Here are three reasons why edge computing should be a key component of your IIoT plan.
Industrial IoT is changing the face of embedded development, as security implications and wireless complexity associated with it must be addressed.
Next-generation IoT platforms that incorporate machine learning will help companies eliminate IoT data exhaust and harness IIoT data as a business asset.
Learn how frequency hopping spread spectrum or FHSS -- a decades-old communication method -- is poised to expand the industrial internet of things pie.
The IIoT opportunity is enormous; many companies are using NFC-enabled devices to create solutions currently being deployed in IIoT environments.
Explore the top five IIoT challenges currently facing industrial organizations -- from asset-level visibility to and aging workforce to cybersecurity.
While its use outside finance is experimental, supply chain, power and agriculture applications are strong fits for blockchain in industrial enterprises.
Industrial IoT will generate twice the returns we've seen from the consumer internet over the next decade; check out what it's doing for energy consumption.
Unlike today's internet, the amazing diversity of applications in dozens of industries cannot be easily addressed by a single IIoT connectivity technology.
The lack of standardization for internet communication protocols has limited the ability for developers to create new IIoT apps.
Spirited panels on IoT security ended the MIT Connected Things 2017 event, exposing the tradeoffs involved in security devices outside of IIoT environments.
Securing IIoT systems with VPN management will help enterprises stay ahead of future cybersecurity threats against connected systems.
Many people consider automation and intelligent systems as ways to save a company money, but the benefits go much further than that.
2016 was a record-setting year in terms of IoT M&A activity, seeing a nearly 60% increase in transaction volume compared to 2015.
Check out three critical steps operations and IT managers must consider as they make their IIoT investment decisions.
Digital transformation is making short work of organizations that do not evolve. However, to be successful, leadership and current skills are a must.
Shifting the culture of an industrial company to more quickly adopt and embrace digitization will be one of the biggest factors in a successful digital transformation.
The promise of IoT is to not only light up dark parts of the supply chain, but also to fundamentally change how our supply chains operate.
As we look to 2017 and beyond, we'll see IIoT continue to revolutionize organizations, with the biggest transformations being led in three key areas.
With proper planning and intelligent design, IoT can be approached in a manner to minimize risk and deliver increasing benefits through the entire value chain.
Take a look at some of the innovative concepts witnessed at the National Retail Federation's Big Show, including four major wins and misses.
The industrial internet is ushering in a new wave of mobile apps. Along with the benefits comes a number of considerations IIoT companies must face.
2017 will see the emergence of true fog computing and programmable/intelligent edge devices with the strongest security measures to date.
The killer app is what will take the internet of things from being a proof-of-concept project in a lab to a strategic part of the business.
The internet of things Industrial Revolution is here, and it's going to greatly impact a few notable places: healthcare, transportation and agriculture.
If industrial organizations are serious about the internet of things, they must become serious about industrial IoT security.
The internet of things has grown over the past year, and will continue to see success in 2017. Here are five predictions for what the year holds for IoT.
Edge computing offers five immediate and measurable results, helping solve many of the real-world challenges of IoT deployments.
IoT is helping Santa -- and supply chain managers across the globe -- develop more efficient manufacturing and distribution processes than ever before.
As the Industry 4.0 revolution forms, it's important to carefully consider which platforms are best positioned to deliver on their promises.
While a number of companies have been quick to bring new products and devices to the market, only a handful have done that with monetization in mind.
Agile methodology is a proven approach; many IoT solutions are built via the agile development process by vendors that know iterative sprints.
Manufacturing companies are increasingly relying on location-based data for logistics. The Swiss Federal Railways is one such company.
Far East IoT PCB fabrication may seem like an attractive option, but it isn't always the best when it comes to Class II and Class III projects.
It's essential IT and OT consider the other's expertise and point of view and work together toward the ultimate goal -- a secure, productive IIoT.
As IoT data grows, our challenge is to develop systems that capture and process data fast, efficiently and at the point where it can have maximum impact. Intelligence at the edge can help.
The internet of things isn't one market, but five critical battlegrounds, each with its own opportunities, challenges and key players.
When it comes to IIoT, connectivity isn't enough. Knowing how to use the data gleaned from the connectivity in a scalable manner is critical.
To reap the rewards of the internet of things, IoT integration is crucial. Here are eight commandments to help solve the IoT integration problem.
IoT introduces a new culture to product development, meaning the traditional question of "agile or waterfall?" isn't always an easy one to answer.
IoT market estimates have crossed $19 trillion. So where can you make money? Using IoT in logistics you can do good and make money.
The convergence of IT and OT is creating a number of security risks that must be addressed. Are DMZ and segmentation the answer?
Industrial IoT can deliver powerful benefits, but the technology foundation needs to be put in place first to ensure the communications infrastructure that IIoT will run on.
IoT-enabled physical sensors provide a goldmine of information, helping monitor and manipulate supply chain processes to derive critical business insights.
Manufacturer TRUMPF deployed factory relay software to achieve 'rock-solid, super-secure' data transportation in its factories across the globe.
Hitachi is realigning its Internet of Things strategy with the creation of the Hitachi Insight Group and IoT umbrella product, the Lumada IoT core platform.
To understand consumer and Industrial IoT convergence, its plethora of examples must be considered as they vary greatly.
CIOs and CTO will play an increasingly active role at the intersection of IOT and food safety.
Harvesting actionable data from Industrial IoT big data can be a challenge without the proper real-time technology at your fingertips.