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An Industrial IoT Anniversary

This post marks the one year anniversary of publishing Industrial IoT top news, trends and highlights

IIoT Anniversary Blog Recap

Wow, what a year! This post marks the one year anniversary of publishing Industrial IoT top news, trends and highlights, and we wanted to dedicate a recap post to our favorite articles throughout the past year. In particular, a lot of attention has been paid to the happenings in precision agriculture, oil and gas, unmanned systems, the smart grid, public utilities, manufacturing, machines and machine learning, fog computing, big data, sensor technology, wireless technology and cybersecurity, to name a few.

Read on for the top 10 articles we’ve posted since last August and make sure to see the special bonus at the end!

1. Precision Ag: Big data is precision agriculture’s best tool to feed the world

By @LuxResearch | Published on @AgProfessional

http://www.agprofessional.com/news/big-data-precision-agriculture%E2%80%99s-best-tool-feed-world

“Big data can be the most flexible tool for increasing the efficiency of food production through precision agriculture – a quantified approach to cultivation that uses sensing, input modulation, and data analytics to enhance the efficiency of agriculture.”

Top IIoT Blogs 2016

2. Oil and Gas: In the digital oil field, “no wires” is a no-brainer

By Zach Wertenberger @WPXEnergy | Published on @WorldOil

http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2015/september-2015/features/in-the-digital-oil-field-no-wires-is-a-no-brainer

Top IIoT Blogs 2016

Wireless technology plays an integral part in the day-to-day operations of virtually every industry on the planet. However, if you spent your time visiting most of the world’s oil fields, you wouldn’t believe that.

Despite being a rather obvious fit with the inherent nature of the oilfield services sector (OFS), wireless I/O has been adopted by producers at a slow pace, with most continuing to rely upon miles and miles of fault-prone wire to connect onsite control centers with wellsite instrumentation.”

3. Smart Grid: Wireless Lifts Focus on Grid Resiliency

By Brad Gilbert @freewavetech | Published on @POWERGRIDmag

http://www.elp.com/articles/powergrid_international/print/volume-21/issue-6/features/wireless-lifts-focus-on-grid-resiliency.html

Top IIoT Blogs 2016

“Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networking technology and wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications solutions are critical to the daily operations of an increasingly connected and industrial world. With a greater dependence on providing reliable and secure high-speed connectivity to personnel, smart devices, machinery and many other geographically dispersed assets, electric utility operators require powerful, yet flexible, communications solutions for their business demands.”

4. Utilities: Wastewater Treatment: Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Thanks to IIoT)

By Scott Allen @S_Allen_IIoT | Published on @Ulitzer

http://scottallen.ulitzer.com/node/3527211

top IIoT blogs 2016

“Water is a crucial piece of any city’s – or country’s – infrastructure. The United States is fortunate to have some of safest drinking water in the world, for a number of reasons, one of which is its many water and wastewater treatment facilities.”

5. Manufacturing: Bringing Smart Technology to Old Factories Can Be Industrial-Size Challenge

By @mcoc | Published on @wsj

http://www.wsj.com/articles/bringing-smart-technology-to-old-factories-can-be-industrial-size-challenge-1465351322

IIoT Blogs 2016

“It’s a tantalizing vision: Bright and shiny factories where robotic arms and conveyors never break down and production goals are never missed—all thanks to internet-connected sensors that monitor machine health and respond to the slightest supply or logistics hiccup.”

6. Machine Learning: 10 Ways Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

By @LouisColumbus | Published on @Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2016/06/26/10-ways-machine-learning-is-revolutionizing-manufacturing/#3f10cd992d7f

Top IIoT Blogs 2016

“Machine learning’s core technologies align well with the complex problems manufacturers face daily. From striving to keep supply chains operating efficiently to producing customized, built- to-order products on time, machine learning algorithms have the potential to bring greater predictive accuracy to every phase of production.”

7. Fog Computing: Why IoT Needs Fog Computing

By @BanafaAhmed | Published on @bbvaOpenMind

https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/why-iot-needs-fog-computing/

Top IIoT Blogs 2016

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the hottest mega-trends in technology – and for good reason , IoT deals with all the components of what we consider web 3.0 including Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobile Computing.”

8. Sensors: The Army Wants to Implant Body Sensors into Combat Soldiers

By @tjenningsbrown | Published on @vocative

http://www.vocativ.com/342014/army-body-sensors/

Top IIoT Blogs

“In the near future, American soldiers might all be implanted with a sensor before going to battle.

The United States Department of Defense is interested in monitoring the health of soldiers in real-time. But wearable health trackers have faults and limitations. That’s why the Army Research Office and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have awarded $7.5 million to San Francisco-based Profusa to develop tissue-integrated health-monitoring sensors for service members.”

9. Wireless Tech: Industrial Wireless Revolution

By Soliman A. Al-Walaie @Saudi_Aramco | Published on @ISA_Interchange

https://www.isa.org/intech/20151001/

IIoT Top Blogs 2016

“Wireless technology is an essential business enabler for the automation world. It has gained rapid acceptance in many industrial sectors because of its cost effectiveness, reliability, fast deployment, and flexibility. Over the past four decades, ultrahigh frequency (UHF) radios have been widely used for long-range supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) connectivity in the oil and gas and power and utility sectors.”

10. Cybersecurity: Navigating Industrial IoT risk and complexity

By @EStarkloff | Published on @AMDMag

http://www.aerospacemanufacturinganddesign.com/article/amd1015-industrial-iot-complex-systems/

Top IIoT Blogs 2016

“As massive networks of systems come online, they will need to communicate with each other and with the enterprise, often over vast distances. Both the systems and the communications need to be secure or millions of dollars in assets will be put at risk. One example of the need for security is on the smart utility grid, which is on the leading edge of the IIoT.”

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Scott is an executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in product lifecycle management, product marketing, business development, and technology deployment. He offers a unique blend of start-up aggressiveness and established company executive leadership, with expertise in product delivery, demand generation, and global market expansion. As CMO of FreeWave, Scott is responsible for product life cycle/management, GTM execution, demand generation, and brand creation/expansion strategies.

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