Archive for Edge

When Operational and IIoT Data Collide at the Edge

For industrial companies engaged in digital transformation, analytics are key to turning large volumes of data into business value for operational enhancements as well as improved customer experience.  Many data sets are available. Often, operational and IIoT data are considered separately, or they are both considered streams that simply feed Big Data industrial analytics. In […]

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GE IIoT Predix-ions Become Reality at Minds + Machines

Over 3,700 persons from 59 countries attended GE Minds + Machines in San Francisco, CA October 25-26, 2017 to learn about the latest new products, industry applications, partnerships and case studies deployed with its Predix operating system for IIoT.  The new partner program that got the most reaction was arguably the agreement between Apple and […]

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Containers, Open Automation, and Dick Morley

Tuesday night I spoke to a lively group from the ISA Boston Section on the topic of Open Process Automation. I had fun, and hope everyone else did, too. The most important point I wanted to make was this: Pretty soon it’s possible that the automation and IIoT edge worlds may have a common runtime […]

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OT Meets IT at the IoT Solutions World Congress

The worlds of IT and manufacturing have been converging for several years now, and nowhere was this trend more evident than at the IoT Solutions World Congress, held last week in Barcelona, Spain, and attended by ARC analysts. Co-sponsored by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the event took place for the third year and is […]

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Can EdgeX Foundry De-fragment the Edge?

Lately I’ve been blogging about the challenges of deployment and support/upgrades for industrial IoT edge systems. It impresses me that one sees wide variation in the support/upgrade model even within the industrial and infrastructure IoT segments (I shall not soil my hands by writing about consumer IoT). When you expand your view beyond just support […]

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