Archive for Edge

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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Solving the Industrial IoT Embedded System Problem

What strikes me personally right now in researching the industrial IoT is a need I see cutting across many segments – that need is for breakthroughs in the deployment and support for embedded systems at scale. Notice that I said deployment and support, not development. One difficulty here is that different parts of the Industrial […]

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