IIoT use cases put spotlight on IoT benefits, challenges

Last updated:July 2018

Editor's note

Industry is the mother of IoT, it's been said. Industrial IoT (IIoT) launched years ago, when industrial controls needed to be linked together to allow for coordinated use. These controls morphed, embracing a sophisticated world, where consumer and enterprise smart products simultaneously drove interface innovations and benefits for managing vertical IIoT applications.

This guide examines developments in the industrial internet of things, including IIoT use cases, and explores how deploying connected technology in manufacturing and industrial environments offers a plethora of IoT benefits for manufacturing and other industries, such as preventative maintenance, improved sustainability and supply chain efficiency.

1Industrial IoT

The industrial internet of things is changing industries of all sorts and promises to add immense value to the world economy in the next few years. This segment of the guide explores some key developments related to IIoT use cases, including data analytics and enterprise asset management.

2To benefit from IIoT, you need the proper puzzle pieces

Industrial IoT benefits can be significant, but the right tools are necessary to achieve them. In this segment, we explore the impact of IIoT on software, including industrial mobile applications, machine learning, virtual reality, voice recognition software and others.

3Reaping IIoT benefits means overcoming some challenges

While IIoT benefits haven't been fully secured, they're on the horizon, experts say. Explore in this section the promises that IIoT use cases make and the significant challenges -- like security -- that must be met.

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