Transforming OT Data to Drive Digitalization

With the advent of industrial internet of things (IIoT), we see more and more intelligence at the edge of the network. This is leading to a manifold increase in both the generation and flow of operational technology (OT) data. It is critical to tap both the “seen and unseen tacit” data and leverage it to […]

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Is Sensor-to-Cloud Integration Emerging as the Next Vendor Lock on Industrial Automation Systems?

Industrial automation professionals are more than accustomed to constraints associated with the variety of means by which suppliers attempt to maintain a proprietary hold on customers and keep competitors at bay. While not an exhaustive list, in my career these mechanisms have ranged from the type of analog I/O signals employed in process automation (prior […]

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GE Aims to Embed Predix on Every Intel Device

Earlier this month, GE CEO Jeff Immelt and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich spoke at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco about their evolving partnership and the future of the Industrial Internet. As part of their comments, the two noted significant steps in the two companies’ plan to eventually offer GE’s Predix Industrial Internet software […]

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IoT in Oil and Gas in Houston – September 14th and 15th

For anyone following the industrial-iot.com website they will know that we have been beating a loud and somewhat consistent drum about the real business value that we believe IIoT-enabled solutions can provide companies operating in the oil & gas industry – upstream, midstream and downstream. We also make every effort to make operators and end […]

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Who is the security guardian of the plant floor?

What do Buzz Lightyear and more than a few chief information officers (CIOs) of manufacturing companies have in common? The animated character from the movie Toy Story thinks he’s a real space ranger, but he’s a toy. He’s delusional. Likewise, many CIOs delude themselves by believing that they are fully aware of the information flowing […]

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