Archive for IIoT Edge

Ambitious Greenfield Projects Hope to Accelerate Smart Cities

It is not a matter of “if” but “when” the smart cities market will truly take off. The constraints of technology, the lack of tangible benefits from successful integration of siloed services across urban metropolis’, and the burden of aging infrastructure in place are just a few of the headwinds that are stalling this market […]

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Managing Industrial IoT Edge Devices

If you ask end users about factors that impede the Industrial IoT the #1 factor is usually cybersecurity and the second is manageability. Drill down on what they mean by “manageability” and this expands to “remote device management” or “remote system management”. And without saying so they also mean “management at scale”. This is not […]

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The Future of the IIoT Gateway

Industrial gateways are hard to love. Historically they have been treated as second class citizens both in the automation world and in IT (that is, when IT even knew that they existed!). Their traditional role has been to integrate industrial automation networks that use different protocols — a hard thing to get excited about but […]

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The IIoT Edge: Why is Industrial Sensing Difficult and Expensive?

ARC analysts constantly repeat the mantra that there is a huge difference between the consumer and the industrial IoT (IIoT). Perhaps the best example of this is found at the very edge of the edge in IIoT; at the sensor and in the requirements for providing industrial-grade sensing as part of an IIoT solution. For […]

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