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The challenges of creating The Industrial Internet of Things

The promise of connecting everything within an industrial environment, to get complete operational visibility and allow for the best real-time decisions, will transform how we manufacture for years to come. The premise for this next industrial evolution is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), says Tony Paine, CEO of Kepware Technologies.

As industry looks to build out the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), its biggest challenge will be seamlessly Internet-enabling the ‘Things’ that live at the edge of the network. Industry-wide, this area contains trillions of Things that contain one or many data points that may need to be analysed and combined into information. more


Time to bring your supply chain back to the UK?
For the past few years China appeared to be well on the way to reshaping its economy, to focus less on exports and more on satisfying domestic demand. In line with that goal, Chinese leaders were willing to let factory wages rise to the point where it was becoming cheaper to manufacture products in the western hemisphere.

Here at Fascia we believe more UK manufacturers should follow this trend. A recent EY study has found that reshoring supply chains could create 315,000 UK jobs, and increase national output by over £15billion. Outside of boosting the local economy, there are many advantages to ‘making it in Britain’. Moving suppliers to the UK means you can have tighter controls on day-to-day aspects of the business and the production process... more

Sci Fi Your Pi continues with Star Trek and Steampunk designs
By Sagar Jethani, head of content, element14element14’s Sci Fi Your Pi challenge is in full swing and, with the winner due to be announced in September, our 25 finalists continue to bring their ... more
Four ways to extend battery life in wearables
It’s no secret that batteries are the main constraint in wearable technology today, causing bulky form factors and reducing operational time between battery recharges to days, if not hours. While ... more
With DevOps comes the need for DevSec
At this year’s InfoSecurity Europe show in London a new term was frequently referenced: DevSec. An abbreviation of the phrase ‘development security’, it highlights the fact that there are increasing ... more

Bringing together science fiction and technology

Whether it’s Star Wars or The Matrix, all sci-fi enthusiasts are inspired by futuristic technologies that awaken their inner child and bring to life some ... more

New technologies are brilliant but, for better or worse, all of them are susceptible to the twisting, labyrinthine, eldritch machine known as the Hype Train. It’s also called the Gartner Hype Cycle, ... more
We’re at the start of a wearable electronics revolution that will bring new meaning to personal connectivity. We’re going to be sharing more information with friends, with medical professionals, and ... more
Healthcare, renewable energy and the environment should be the top priorities for technology and innovation according to a global study of 3,500 consumers released today by element14, the global ... more

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