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The Evolution of the IIoT Edge

The edge is the most critical and perhaps the most difficult piece in the IIoT puzzle. It is not one single thing, because application requirements vary so widely. Take just one application requirement – the frequency of data update – and the needs range all over the map. A vendor-managed inventory application may work very well with just a single data point every few days. Analytical models can estimate inventories, so the sensor data is needed just to correct model error and to keep these errors from accumulating. On the other hand, data can be very dynamic in applications like field service management. A critical customer event can re-order service priorities instantly, and so data about the state of the service assets (machines, tools, and people) need to be updated very often.  In...

Tips Before Making Investments in IoT

As we know, IoT is all about gathering information, processing, applying analytics on cloud platform and creating a value out of it. It becomes necessary for any company identifying several transactions that IoT creates from the physical to virtual world right before investing plans, typically when companies don’t have any background about all the technologies involved in deploying end-to-end IoT solutions. Today, we will look at key areas where a company should specifically take notice while trying to invest in IoT enablement. Early involvement of an IoT Service Provider Early involvement of an IoT service provider can help ascertain the value which IoT can bring to an organization.  IoT Service providers can assess the current scenario and help any company gain insight on wh...