Time and again, those keeping a pulse on the Internet of
Things (IoT) space frequently hear about the "rise of the machines."
Humanity is not only discovering fascinating ways to integrate machines into
our daily lives, but also finding new uses for machines as well. How?
Machines are now "internet-connected" just like the smartphones we carry
around in our pockets. And this isn't just on the commercial side with the
likes of smart thermostats or connected vehicles - even tractors and oil and
gas machinery are industrial examples of where new "things" are now on
the digital network.
In fact, there are more M2M or 'machine-to-machine' communication devices on
this planet than humans. As GSMA Intelligence reported in 2014, there are
7.2bn M2M devices versus 7.19bn humans. Stuart Taylor from Cisco also wrote a
prediction that "The Internet of Things (IoT) is a world w... (more)
Industrial IoT continues to cause disruption; not just in manufacturing, but
across many other industries as well. In the last few months we've been
keeping a pulse on the state of digital transformation across the
business landscape and have been discovering exciting new implementations
of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This week we're highlighting the
disruption Industrial IoT is instigating as product development and
lifecycle management continues to evolve.
Overcoming Three Key Barriers to Industrial IoT
Industrial IoT has the potential to capture data in real-time, leverage big
data analytics and streamline efficiency to name a few. So what's hold back
the industry? A major barrier has to do with culture of the operational
technology (OT) organizations within the industry. The OT have a risk-averse
way of thinking and see change as disruption, "Whereas ... (more)
Machine-to-machine (M2M) learning is an integral apart of the expanding world
of Industrial IoT. Over the past few months we have given
attention to manufacturing and its current digital disruption, but have
failed to show the direct impact smart M2M and IoT technology is having on
the industry. So, this week we are diving deeper into the term machine
learning and how it connects to manufacturing both today and in the future.
Before we get to our news round up let's start by re-defining M2M, to ensure
we are all on the same page with its purpose and meaning. Gartner has
defined machine-2-machine communications as "something used for automated
data transmission and measurement between mechanical or electronic devices."
Now, that we have defined M2M, its time to check out our top news round up
for the week on how M2M applies to both manufacturing and IoT.
10 ways machi... (more)
Fog Computing is being touted as the data communication solution our
Internet of Things (IoT) devices are asking for by bringing the power of
cloud computing closer to the end user. The fact is, the number of connected
devices is going to continue to grow exponentionally. In fact, Gartner
predicts that by 2020 IoT will include 26 billion connected things. Consider
the impact that amount of data collected and processed will have.The
Naturally, with billions of devices all connected to the cloud for
manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, municipalities and enterprise, to name
a few, the data transmission and processing rate is bound to slow down -
especially if the current cloud architecture is upheld.
Some IoT devices use the cloud to store data long term, where other
connected things send data to the cloud to be analyzed and sent back to the
device with... (more)
There's been a seismic shift in monitoring earthquakes via the Industrial
Internet of Things (IIoT) with advanced Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology
having reshaped the industrial communication industry. Every device or
machine along the network, even at the outermost edge, now has the
opportunity to be fully-connected for automated collection and delivery of
information. As Sensor-2-Server (S2S) communication technology evolves to
keep up with the demand for this connectivity paradigm, new efficiencies are
created and Big Data is available to drive actionable intelligence.
Seismic Shift Data that Saves Lives
The sheer quantity of available data, combined with the speed of automation,
can support mission-critical applications that are designed to save lives.
Research centers can leverage IoT networks to relay critical data in
real-time from areas where earthquakes ... (more)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is creeping into every aspect of our lives. With
the advent of smart cities, smart manufacturing, precision agriculture,
drones and digital energy, businesses and individuals alike have seen the
influx of IoT technology. For example, a recent report from Gartner,
"suggests that more than 26 billion devices will be connected to the
internet by 2020, with 250,000 of them being vehicles." So, with the billions
of connected things, its only natural this week's top news roundup would
highlight how IoT is maturing and what experts see for the future ahead.
Research Firm Calls for Standardized IoT Deployments
As the demand increases to make more smart cities, researchers warn of extra
costs and fragmented delays if we don't create overall IoT standards. Machina
Research reports, "Using current non-standardized technologies, it would
cost 1.12... (more)
Production demands of the 21st century change at an extraordinary pace.
Industrial markets, such as energy and oil & gas face challenges going
forward, including the reliable monitoring of assets in the field, dealing
with 24×7 production demands, and managing high costs in terms of both time
and resources to manage assets in remote locations. These market forces have
naturally led to the emergence of the industrial internet of things (IIoT)
and wireless communications technology.
If you're an operator in the field, you're well aware that wireless IoT
technology is changing the level of safety, efficiency and monitoring
available on the rigs. Let's take a moment and look closer at how these
changes are impacting the digital oil field of today. Why? The consequences
of incidents, such as natural gas pipeline explosions, have contributed to
the demand for more safety... (more)
UAS, drones or unmanned aircraft, no matter what you call them - this was
their week. Our news stream was flooded with updates on the newly announced
rules and regulations for commercial UAS from the FAA. So, naturally we have
dedicated this week's top news round up to highlight some of our favorite
Here is a quick recap on the new FAA rules for UAS
USA TODAY has broken out the top five things you should know about the new
FAA drone rules. Take a minute and get caught up on the basics. For example,
the UAS operator must have their drone in sight at all times while in the
air, and you still can't fly at night.
Summary of New Commercial Drones Rules
The wait is over, as many commercial UAS operators found out this week. John
Goglia, with Forbes, breaks out the FAA new Part 107 rules which states, "It
will eliminate many of the most cumbersome and expensi... (more)
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Manufacturing is in the midst reinventing itself on the heels of the latest
IoT innovations. The industrial automation paradigm, which some say also gave
rise to the lean manufacturing management philosophy, continues to influence
organizations that wish to find new ways to capitalize on business
opportunities in the digital age. Through that lens we gathered the top
articles from the week and found some interesting perspectives. Some reports
started suggesting manufacturing is in a time of trouble, both in the U.S.
and around the globe, namely in places like China. But upon further
investigation, we also find exciting trends that are shaping the evolution of
We hope you enjoy this week's roundup, and be sure to comment on your top
articles of the week below!
Chinese manufacturing fall adds to evidence of sharp global downturn
As the ... (more)
As machines are increasingly connected to the internet, it's becoming easier
to discover the numerous ways Industrial IoT (IIoT) is helping
to shape the business world. This is exactly why we have decided to take a
closer look at this pervasive movement and to examine the desire to connect
Now if you need a refresher on IIoT and how it is changing the world, take a
moment and listen to Greg Gorbach with ARC Advisory Group. Gorbach believes,
"IIoT will significantly change the world. You won't participate with
conventional thinking and an incremental approach."
So, you understand some of the ways IIoT will vastly improve how businesses
But did you realize IIoT is more than just connected devices and smart
machines? George Deeb with Forbes reminds us that IIoT impacts
manufacturing, energy, oil and gas, healthcare, IT and much more. Deeb