Industrial IoT

The Industrial IoT (IIoT) (related concept: Industry 4.0) is the industrial subset of the Internet of Things and refers to heavy industries where assets are connected to the internet.

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New Report Indicates US$11 Billion Predictive Maintenance Market By 2022, Driven By IoT Technology And New Services

New Report Indicates US$11 Billion Predictive Maintenance Market By 2022, Driven By IoT Technology And New Services

PRESS RELEASE: Hamburg, Germany - 21 March 2017 // IoT Analytics, a leading provider of market insights for the Internet of Things (IoT), today published a comprehensive Market Report, focusing on sizing the opportunity of the Predictive Maintenance market for the period 2017 to 2022. Predictive Maintenance Report Cover The emerging market for Predictive Maintenance shows increasing growth as...

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The top 5 new jobs created by the Industrial IoT

The top 5 new jobs created by the Industrial IoT

Learning from past industrial revolutions When the steam engine was invented in 1781, some people believed that the world would soon see the end of manual labor. But the opposite happened. The steam engine created completely new sectors like railway systems or efficient factories, thereby eliminating some manual labor but also creating a number of new jobs, for example machine operators,...

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Will the industrial internet disrupt the smart factory of the future?

Will the industrial internet disrupt the smart factory of the future?

In the 1980s IBM had a rock-solid market position in personal computers. Along came a small startup called Microsoft and disrupted the operating system space with DOS and Windows. By the 1990s Microsoft had a dominant position in operating systems. Along came a small startup called Android that offered an operating system for smartphones. Today, Android dominates that space with Microsoft...

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Our View On Industrial IoT

The Industrial IoT (IIoT) (related concept: Industry 4.0) is the industrial subset of the Internet of Things and refers to manufacturing, energy, oil and gas, and similar settings in which assets are connected to the internet.

The Industrial IoT research stream covers the core elements:

1. Connected Industry Building Block
  • Hardware, such as chips, sensors or gateways
  • Connectivity protocols and services
  • Hosting environments, IoT platforms, and data analytics & AI
  • Applications that are built on top of the software layer
  • Cyber security technologies and methods used throughout the stack
  • Systems integration, connecting systems both vertically and horizontally
2. Disruptive Trends

The technologies and standards which are being be altered or replaced by disruptive trends caused by I4.0 technologies.

3. Supporting Technologies

Six technologies frequently deployed alongside the connected industry building blocks to support the I4.0 key use cases.

  1. Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  2. Augmented and Virtual Reality
  3. Collaborative Robotics
  4. Connected Machine Vision
  5. Drones/UAVs
  6. Self-Driving Vehicles
4. Key Use Cases

Use cases implementing connected industry and/or supporting technologies.

5. Adoption Strategies

OEMs, factories, and industrial automation suppliers are all leveraging I4.0 technologies to differentiate themselves in the market.

Our Lead Expert

Matthew Wopata

Matthew Wopata

Principal Analyst

Matthew is a principal analyst based in the USA, focusing on industrial technologies. He is IoT Analytics’ lead expert for Industrial IoT, including Industry 4.0 and Industrial Software.

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