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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)

Manufacturing Disruption with #IIoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #API #BigData

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)

IoT and ML | @ThingsExpo #BigData #MachineLearning #CognitiveComputing

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)

IoT Challenge and #FogComputing | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

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 Challenge 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)

Shift in IIoT #Monitoring | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #DigitalTransformation

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)

How to Leverage IIoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

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)

Digital Oil and Wireless #IoT | @ThingsExpo #IIoT #DigitalTransformation

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)

IIoT Top News: UAS Cleared for Takeoff | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M #API

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 UAS stories. 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)

Novalys 2009 PowerBuilder Worldwide Survey

As every year, Novalys is carrying out a worldwide survey on the use of PowerBuilder. The thousands of responses received each year allow us to follow the evolution of PowerBuilder projects since 2001. Now help us to monitor the new trends in the PowerBuilder community by completing the 2009 edition of the survey below. Afterwards, you’ll be able to see the 2008 results and discover, in particular: - How large PowerBuilder projects differ from small ones in terms of architecture - How the test of strength is going between Java and DotNET - How many PB projects used .NET in 2008 Participate here. ... (more)

Our Digital World | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

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 manufacturing. 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 (The Guardian) As the ... (more)

Industrialized IIoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M #API #InternetOfThings

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 more things! 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 function. 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 re... (more)