Archive for Edge

Zero-Touch Deployment at the IIoT Edge

This week I’m visiting some ARC clients in Japan as a follow-up to last week’s ARC Tokyo Forum. My main take-away from the Tokyo Forum (before jet-lag incapacitated me) is that you can’t have too many resources in an IIoT edge platform, especially if your installation needs to scale up or support mission-critical functions. Sadly, […]

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Caught between the Physical and Digital Worlds

“Welcome to the digital industrial age,” with these words Stefan Reimelt, CEO of GE Germany and Austria, described the digital transformation as “our generation’s Industrial Revolution” before handing over to GE Vice-President Beth Comstock, who welcomed the more than 1,000 attendees at the Minds + Machines Europe event 2017 in Berlin.  Comstock, who filled in […]

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It’s not the Network, it’s the Convergence!

Last week I wrote a post about Software Defined Networks in the IIoT. This week in response one of my clients shared a different viewpoint. My client told me that the system convergence phenomenon would be more important than networking for the IIoT. He convinced me that he’s right, in the mid-term to long term […]

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fybr’s Next-Gen City Operations Platform: An Embedded Collaborative Learning Edge Architecture

Cybersecurity was missing-in-action at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley for the most part, and that is not surprising since when you go outside of industry into the smart cities and buildings markets the buzz is just whispers. In the smart cities and buildings markets it is not prominent because the owners/operators/civic leaders do not know […]

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EdgeX Foundry Pursues Hardware and Operating System Agnostic Connectivity Framework for the IoT Network Edge

The network edge remains a flashpoint of Internet of Things (IoT) activity given its important role in interfacing end devices to the cloud and overall delivery of the IoT value proposition. Open, standards-based connectivity between the data and services resident on edge devices and cloud-based applications is paramount, which in turns drives the need for […]

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