The Industrial Internet of Things: A guide to deployments, vendors and platforms

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Technologies such as 5G, IoT sensors and platforms, edge computing, AI and analytics, robotics, blockchain, additive manufacturing and virtual/augmented reality are coalescing into a fertile environment for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which is set to usher in what's often described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. Here's how analyst firm IoT Analytics sees the relationship between the broader IoT and the IIoT/Industry 4.0 sector: This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet / TechRepublic special feature, explores how infrastructure around the world is being linked together via sensors, machine learning and analytics. In this brave new world, supply chains will have end-to-end transparency thanks to sensors, data networks and analytics capabilities at key points. All other things (trade barriers, for example) being equal, parts and raw materials will arrive just in time at highly automated factories, and the fate of the resulting products will be tracked throughout their lifetimes to eventual recycling. Similarly, 'smart farms' will combine emerging IIoT-related technologies into integrated high-resolution crop production systems based on robotics, big data and analytics.


The Internet of Things (IoT) - essential IoT business guide

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The Internet of Things is an essential driver for customer-facing innovation, data-driven optimization and automation, digital transformation and entirely new applications, business models and revenue streams across all sectors. The Internet of Things is the logical next step in the evolution of the Internet. The roots of the Internet of Things go back to several existing technologies including machine-to-machine communication (M2M), RFID and sensors. The Internet of Things converges industries and specializations, uniting Information Technology and Operational Technology (IT and OT) and contributing to industrial transformation (Industry 4.0) and a wave of use cases which are either cross-industry or typical to a specific sector. As of June 2017 the main areas of Internet of Things investments (industries and use cases) include manufacturing operations, transportation, smart grid technologies, smart buildings and, increasingly, consumer Internet of Things and smart home automation.


Internet of Things - the complete online guide to the IoT

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The Internet of Things is an essential driver for customer-facing innovation, data-driven optimization and automation, digital transformation and entirely new applications, business models and revenue streams across all sectors. The Internet of Things is the logical next step in the evolution of the Internet. The IoT converges industries and specializations, uniting IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operatonal Technology) and contributing to industrial transformation (Industry 4.0) and a wave of use cases which are either cross-industry or typical to a specific sector. As of June 2017 the main areas of IoT investments (industries and use cases) include manufacturing operations, transportation, smart grid technologies, smart buildings and, increasingly consumer IoT and smart home technologies – check out our major IoT trends. The interconnection of physical devices with embedded sensing and communication possibilities, including sensors and actuators, is not new.


IoT, encryption, and AI lead top security trends for 2017 - TechRepublic

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The Internet of Things (IoT), encryption, and artificial intelligence (AI) top the list of cybersecurity trends that vendors are trying to help enterprises address, according to a Forrester report released Wednesday. As more and more breaches hit headlines, CXOs can find a flood of new cybersecurity startups and solutions on the market. More than 600 exhibitors attended RSA 2017--up 56% from 2014, Forrester noted, with a waiting list rumored to be several hundred vendors long. "You realize that finding the optimal security solution for your organization is becoming more and more challenging," the report stated. In the report, titled The Top Security Technology Trends To Watch, 2017, Forrester examined the 14 most important cybersecurity trends of 2017, based on the team's observations from the 2017 RSA Conference.


Enterprise IoT projects: Data, ML, security, and other key factors

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The collection and analysis of data from sensor-equipped devices in order to achieve a business or organisational goal -- a.k.a. the Internet of Things, or IoT -- is a key component in the wave of digital transformation underpinning the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Although the IoT has been discussed and analysed for many years (ZDNet's first special report on the subject was in January 2013), there's a widespread sense that the pieces are now falling into place for it to begin delivering real value for businesses of all kinds, and not just early adopters. Business value will flow from real-time information about operations, supply chains and customers, which (if analysed properly) should translate into lower costs and increased revenues. Better information about business processes should also lead to lower environmental impact and wiser investment decisions. The scale of the upcoming IoT disruption was the subject of a white paper published in June 2017 by chip designer Arm, entitled The route to a trillion devices: The outlook for IoT investment to 2035.