Archive for IIoT

Industrial Platforms Complicate IIoT Analytics Decisions

“All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it’s pretty damn complicated in the first place.” Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Because it just wasn’t confusing enough… I think Mr. […]

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Thoughts from the Elephant in the Room: Big Data, Analytics, and Data Management for Industrial Control

IIoT Viewpoints is always on the lookout for disruptive IIoT-enabled solutions that address longstanding problems. ARC interviewed Vish Avasarala, Co-founder of Saint Software Consultants, and Kenneth Smith, General Manager, Energy at Hortonworks about how Big Data, analytics, and data management systems can help industrial companies optimize operations performance.  Today we present part one of two. […]

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IoT Adoption Barriers and Accelerators at MIT Connected Things

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge hosted their annual Connected Things forum this past Monday at the MIT Media Lab.  This symposium was focused on how to accelerate the adoption and impact of IoT by identifying headwinds and discussing ways to overcome them.  Cybersecurity and connectivity remain universal hurdles, but the presentations, panels and personal discussions […]

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The Emerging Clustered Approach to Edge-to-Cloud Integration

Connectivity is a primary enabler of many of today’s core business improvement strategies, whether the IIoT, I4.0, or industry-specific strategies. Digitization and internet-enabled strategies are increasingly seen as the means of achieving reduced downtime (IIoT), production flexibility and customization (I4.0), or connected and secure infrastructure. Ability to develop, share, and continuously refine a digitized view […]

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Smart Lighting Ecosystems: Novel Approaches to Cybersecurity needed for IIoT

Control systems with a multitude of microprocessors and networking components are at the heart of every smart lighting network.  A cyber compromise of any one of these control system elements could have serious consequences, including operational disruptions and safety incidents.  As lighting control becomes ubiquitous, the cyber threats go well beyond controlling lights themselves such […]

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