How Will Food Manufacturing Adapt to IIoT

The food manufacturing industry stands apart due to its continual reliance on people. No matter how much automation exists in a plant, people still need to oversee things. Employees will not become obsolete with the introduction of IIoT.

Three Industrial Internet of Things Macro Trends of 2018

Fully connected machines eliminate the need for post-production stress tests. The end users locations becomes the test environment. The varying use cases of each deployment create variations in the testing.

Big Opportunities in IoT Tech for Process Manufacturing

The report examines the technology by software, hardware and networking elements, all of which comprise the IoT system. Software is forecast as the fastest growing market (31.0% CAGR) over the next five years; although hardware currently has the largest installed base.

The Impact of the IoT on Energy Efficiency (Part 3 of 5)

One distinct benefit of the IoT is that it's generally available to every area of the economy, and this particularly holds true for energy efficiency improvements.

Smart Factories Need Space and Time Anchors

GIM International: Spatiotemporal referencing can be used to enhance contextualisation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data and information flows within 'smart factories, according to Studio iSPACE in Austria.

Pneumatics and the Internet of Things: What's Holding Us Back?

Pneumatics has had different diagnostic features for some time. For example, we can sense today whether the power is too low or too high, or whether there is a short circuit in an I/O system which caused some sort of failure.

Analysis: Four smart factory trends to watch in 2018

Jessica Twentyman for Internet of Business: Internet of Business presents four key technology trends that will help the smart factory deliver on its efficiency and responsiveness goals in 2018.

The Connected Factory

More than a technological revolution, the connected factory is a total reorganization of the approach to production, using existing tools and placing a greater reliance on networks.

The Enterprise Factory And The Smart City

Adi Gaskell for Forbes: Such a network ensures you not only have the technological skills required but also the cultural and softer factors that are so important.

Huawei Wireless X Labs Sets up Connected Factory SIG to Explore 5G Applications in Smart Manufacturing

The Wireless Connected Factory SIG has brought together partners in the field of smart manufacturing to conduct further research and promote extensive applications of 5G communication technologies in Industry 4.0.

The Impact of the IoT Demystified (Part 2 of 5) - Privacy and security

The IoT will enable us to collect more data, to know more, and to make better ("more qualified") decisions faster. This new territory will improve the quality of our lives and create further prosperity.

The Industrial IoT Risks You Must Not Ignore in 2018

Scott Allen for Sys-Con Media: Security, therefore, will ultimately be the limiting factor on how much IoT technology is deployed.

SCADAfence Secures $10 Million in Funding to Protect Smart Manufacturing and Critical Infrastructure Networks from Cyber Attacks

Investors include JVP, NexStar Partners and Japan's Global Brain; funds will be used to boost go-to-market efforts and expand research and development operations

The Next Wave of Job Opportunities, Brought to You by the IoT
(Part 1 of 5)

Its also important to look at the bigger picture. When machines do the grunt work, humans are able to solve bigger problems or spend their time in more interesting ways. This shift may well enable the next level of creative culture - the next space race, or a new Enlightenment, perhaps?

Top Smart Factory Capabilities Today for the Manufacturers of Tomorrow

Overall, the capabilities afforded by IIoT mean that these technologies are not just short-term investments or solutions to immediate problems; rather, they enable continuous improvement by providing companies with the ability to solve new problems as they arise-compounding the value of the investment over time.

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