Archive for Edge

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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Iot in Oil and Gas Coming to Houston on September 13th and 14th

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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Why Do You Need IoT at the Edge?

Note: This is the second in a series of blogs on IoT and the Edge. The previous one is ‘Where is the Edge? One can make almost any technology work on a small scale in a ‘point solution’ with isolated business benefit.  To scale up to an application having a positive effect on wider business performance […]

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Further Thoughts on an IIoT Network Edge Definition

Last week’s release of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report V2.0 coincided with renewed discussion on ARC’s Industrial Internet of Things LinkedIn page concerning the definition of the industrial internet edge. After a dutiful search of the new release in hope of floating an “official” definition of this oft-cited term, the only […]

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