Archive for Industrial IoT

IIoT and I4.0 Connectivity Requirements Drive Industrial Ethernet Further into Automation Architectures

Industrial Ethernet end devices, such as the sensors, I/O drives, and other components that reside at the lower tier of the automation hierarchy, play a pivotal role in the connectivity-enabled business improvement strategies of the future. This is particularly true in the case of both the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie I4.0 (I4.0), […]

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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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Mercedes Moves to Smart Manufacturing

The automotive industry is currently undergoing its most dramatic changes since the invention of the automobile. That’s according to Eckart Mayer, president and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Taiwan, who spoke at this month’s inaugural TIMTOS Summit, themed Connecting to the Future and which was held in Taipei as an accompanying event to the TIMTOS exhibition, the second largest machine […]

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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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Use IIoT to Augment Process Control Cyber Defenses

At our recent Industry Forum in Orlando, the core themes of digitalization and cyber security dominated the agenda and the event buzz. These two core themes are highly dependent, as with ubiquitous connectivity comes a greater need for increased cyber defenses as the surface area for cyber-threats grows exponentially. Without resource prioritization accompanied by robust […]

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