Category Archives: Connected Industry

CEO Insights: The main benefits of augmented reality for industrial companies

Industrial players have begun to explore the benefits augmented reality (AR) can offer, a trend that has nowhere to go but up. AR aims to deliver higher productivity, quality, and accountability, quickly identifying the problems and keeping all the services and processes going. Brian Ballard, CEO of Upskill, explains how AR brings value for industrial…
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How NB-IoT will Impact the Future of smart cities, buildings and consumers

5G is scheduled to come in 2020.  This post discusses NB-IoT and its technical aspects that make it so important for the Internet of Things. NB-IoT, also known as LTE Cat NB1,  is about to connect billions of devices in a smarter way. It's cost efficient, supports lower-power consumption to use low-cost devices, and provides a…
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Industrial IoT – Legal and Regulatory Aspects

As we are moving towards autonomous world – the lines have started blurring between machines and human. As more and more machines are taking control of the real-life situations, the topic related to legal and regulatory aspects in the new initiative rollout is becoming very significant day by day. Industrial IoT is based on the…
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Is there a Human Machine Interface for Predictive Maintenance?

Today, companies in many heavy industries such as manufacturing, power generation, oil & gas, renewables, metals, chemicals, and mining are applying predictive maintenance (PdM) techniques to their multi-million dollar global operations to reduce the costs and downtime associated with unexpected critical machine failure and damage. In many ways, a doctor-patient relationship is a good analogy…
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IoT World 2017 Breaks Attendance Records – Industrial Track Summary

Over 14 000 IoT professionals from around the globe attended the recent IoT World Conference in Santa Clara, California. A multitude of presentations and demonstrations of the latest IoT developments provided options to the attendees to join 8 tracks daily (Sample tracks: AR/VR,  Data Analytics, Executive Summit, IoT Architecture, IoT, Security, Healthcare, Smart cities,  Industrial IoT).…
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Five main reasons why IIoT Projects fail at the Proof of Concept stage

Nearly 70% of IoT and implicitly IIoT initiatives fail at the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage, according to a recent study by Cisco. Though the number looks high, it resembles the past records of other new initiatives such as cloud computing, agile initiatives or likewise. What are the main reasons for such high failure rate of…
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WEF Whitepaper: Five disruptive technologies shaping production

Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres of global production systems. The current pace of technological development is exerting profound changes on the way people live and work. Production activities, defined as the full chain to “source-make-deliver-consume-reintegrate” products and services, will be altered and extended…
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Will SCADA Experts Embrace the benefits of Industrial Internet of Things?

Many of the promised benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) did not capture the imagination of SCADA professionals a year or two ago. Why not? Because many of the IIoT capabilities lauded as “visionary” match what they have been accomplishing for decades. Over the years, many SCADA professionals discovered ways to bring remote data back…
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Busting the Myths about FHSS technology for Industrial IoT

IT/OT convergence has shaken the way businesses operate from a networking, connectivity and communications perspective. As IT decision makers look to find technology that will support the needs of modern digital networks, it is easy to overlook Radio Frequency (RF) solutions. Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology is a viable option that has been around…
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Onalytica’s Top IIoT Twitter influencers at Hannover Messe 2017 Show

Making the benefits of digitalization tangible – that was the declared objective of HANNOVER MESSE 2017. After five action-packed days at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, the organizers spoke of a thriving event.  As a co-founder of IIoT World (@IIoT_World), a portal focused 100% on Industrial IoT, I was interested to see…
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An executive guide to a SAAS Channel Partner Ecosystem for Industrial Automation

The intention of this post is to guide the SAAS executive or investor regarding the implementation of a partner ecosystem, its evolution and its role in the SAAS go-to-market. An effective go-to-market is heavily dependent on target market size, monthly/yearly average price, the complexity and customizability of the SAAS service, and the overall size of the…
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It’s Not Too Late to Build Your Own Industrial Internet Platform

Thanks to Exosite Exchange, an IoT Marketplace for Digital Ecosystems that Optimizes and Accelerates Connected-Product Development companies can reduce connected-product development costs, decrease time-to-market, and enhance product quality. Not every industrial company needs to build a digital platform for their industry, but doing so can generate enormous value for your customers and your own organization.…
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A new BPI Report: only 1.5 % of large companies have a clear vision for IIoT

Many companies are unprepared for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), according to a new study just released by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. The study also suggests that large-scale integrators and other channel partners will be among the biggest IIoT beneficiaries over the next several years. They will likely play a significant role…
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Bosch: an example when Industry 4.0 makes a difference

Industry 4.0, or the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, is widely being heralded as the key for manufacturers to unlock cost reductions and galvanize new efficiencies. Bosch’s factory in Homburg in southern Germany achieved a 10 percent output increase and 30 percent stock reduction within a year through the deployment of Industry 4.0. The plant, which manufactures…
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An Industrial Apps provider – in Top 20 fastest growing IoT companies

RtTech Software has been named one of "The 20 Fastest Growing IoT Companies" by Insights Success Magazine. The recent publication features 20 companies working in the Internet of Things space that are making waves with the new technology within the growing industry. As the innovations of the Industrial IoT continue to develop, it is expected that the number…
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A Next Generation Security Architecture for IoT and Blockchain Infrastructure

Cyber defense automation is imperative given bad actors, and rogue nations continually use more sophisticated techniques to disrupt and steal vital information from government agencies and companies. Automation is necessary to manage the staggering number of devices and endpoints. Analytics must be integrated with direct policy feedback without requiring human intervention or approval for all…
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