Category Archives: Connected Industry

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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GE invests $2 million in a new program for industrial IoT startups

Alchemist Accelerator has raised $2 million from GE Digital to start a new program for industrial IoT startups. Stanford lecturer Timothy Chou, formerly President of Oracle On Demand, will chair Alchemist’s new IIoT accelerator along with GE Digital’s West Coast group. In the past, enterprise hardware and software startups were seen as capital intensive, with…
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SCADA for Remote Utilities Monitoring: 4 Layers to Grasp

The term supervisory control and data acquisition systems – also known as SCADA – is quite a mouthful. In reality SCADA is a well-established, if not complex, means for monitoring utilities (among other production and critical infrastructure applications) remotely. SCADA systems collect the data and automate it across the utility’s applications. By definition, SCADA systems…
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IoT Decision Framework: Factors & Challenges

Internet of Things(IoT) – A new revolution that is going to be the core backbone of business in the years to come. Industry is getting ready to adopt this massive change that is likely to hit it sooner than later. As per a recent survey[1]  96% of the senior business leaders have plan to use…
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Smart Cities Done Smarter

Deployments of smart cities need to become smarter if they are to deliver on the promise of a connected society and provide true value to authorities, businesses and citizens. This is the finding of a new white paper – Smart Cities Done Smarter – which was published by oneM2M, the global Internet of Things (IoT)…
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Identifying the Vulnerabilities of IIoT Devices

There are currently over 13 billion connected devices operating in the fields; each device likely has at least one loophole or backdoor that could serve as an entry into critical infrastructure data. Therefore, we have a pressing need to secure all these devices before we continue to flood the market with additional IIoT devices. Advanced…
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