Category Archives: Connected Industry

Why The IIoT Revolution Will Happen At The Edge, Not In The Cloud

Have you ever wondered how the on going IIoT revolution will play out? You are not alone. I've also given it a fair share of thought and in this article I want to argue why I believe the cloud's days as the focal point of this revolution are numbered and how decentralised edge computing is best…
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How Much Will Automation Affect the Jobs Market in the US?

Automation is creating a real buzz in multiple arenas. From robotics to warehousing, automation is the order of the day. Many people believe it will also real issues by dramatically impacting our ability to make a living. With robots replacing laborers in manufacturing vehicles and artificial intelligence (AI) many people believe that the AI and…
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Platforms for Applications and the Internet of Things

Platforms for applications and the Internet of Things (IoT) are appearing in the solution portfolio of many software and automation suppliers.  Each company has its own rationale for offering a platform, but the underlying reason is that the need for these companies to move to an efficient, modern application development and deployment environment. Industrial Internet…
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Nine challenges of Industry 4.0

“We must develop a comprehensive and globally shared view of how technology is affecting our lives and reshaping our economic, social, cultural, and human environments. There has never been a time of greater promise, or greater peril.” — Klaus Schwab We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 as its more commonly…
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Methods to Maximize Network Uptime in the Internet of Things Era

The next few years will be highly challenging for network administration professionals. We are looking at huge changes that will impact how things have always been performed. The future of your company and the way you network has several big themes: virtualization, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and quick network reorganization on demand, among…
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Three main elements that make up a successful IoT ecosystem

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of today’s most widely discussed technology topics. From smart agriculture through to smart cities to smart factories, the expectation is that IoT will be transformative. The 4th industrial revolution. However, the reality is that IoT still remains a promise. And, more significantly, IoT remains fragmented. Indeed, most of…
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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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