Perspectives on the Industrial Internet of Things

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In the past several weeks, there have been two massive natural disasters in the U.S., as Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, bringing historic flooding to Houston and surrounding areas, and Hurricane Irma devastated parts of the Caribbean and Florida. Sadly, thousands of people find themselves without power, food and shelter. It is indeed a terrible tragedy and our hearts go out to those affected. In this devastation, however, there is a story emerging about the role the Internet of Things (IoT) has played in disaster preparedness. Indeed this technology has matured to the point that it is making a real and measurable impact in helping communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster. In today's IIoT news roundup, we will take a look at several stories emerging around disaster preparedness, smart cities and the IoT. Disaster Response in the 21st C... (more)

#Utilities & #IIoT: The ‘Perfect Storm’ Meets the Revolution

In early 2017, John Kennedy at SiliconRepublic declared the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) the ‘perfect storm’ – a convergence of technologies with the capacity to create new economic benefits based on operational efficiency. On these blog pages, we’ve covered many different facets of industries adopting intelligent communication technologies likes sensors, programmable radios, and powerful analytics tools, but one industry in particular seems poised for the greatest upheaval: utilities. Many industry experts are pointing at utility markets as poised for revolution.  So, w... (more)

Drone Innovation: Supporting 2016 and Beyond | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Drones are an interesting case study in the technology maturation process. Previously only available for military and defense applications, drone use have spread through the industrial and consumer markets faster than nearly anyone, especially the FAA, was prepared for. Despite the regulatory issues that have accompanied this growth, users are finding increasingly innovative and creative applications for the technology. This week, we've looked around for drone applications that really caught our eye for the potential long-term implications to the respective industries. Of course,... (more)

IIoT Top News: Fly Away Drones, Fly Away

It is truly hard to keep up on the numerus ways drones are being used throughout our daily lives. This week’s IIoT Top News is dedicated to these unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), these wonders in the sky that come in all shapes and sizes, yet are all called drones. Now that we have these UAS in the air what purpose are they serving? Can drones be helpful? A new report by Forrester suggests that no additional disruption occurs with the use of drones in a commercial environment. The report further reminds us how they are being used to collect sensor data and video, and down the ro... (more)

IT Security Dynamics and the Industrial IoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT

The quest to understand production and operational factors, distribute this information to business systems and people within an organization, and directly improve business processes and profitability as a result is not new. In fact, it has been embraced by companies for decades. This collection of operational information for use in information or business systems is known as IT/OT convergence. Getting IT and OT systems to work together to maximize business efficiency — while avoiding negative consequences, risks and pitfalls in the process — is a tall task. However, thanks to n... (more)