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With cybersecurity on the everyone's mind, 2017 will be see the emergence of True Fog Computing and Programmable / Intelligent Edge Devices with the strongest security measures to-date. As 2017 kicks into full gear and a particularly interesting 2016 fades into the rearview mirror, we took a look around the IIoT landscape to see what this year might potentially have in store. We will be unveiling five IIoT-related predictions throughout this week and into next, so stay tuned and let us know what you think! For a rundown of how our 2016 bold predictions fared, check out the recap we posted last month. It's become increasingly difficult to ignore the importance of cybersecurity. From the role it played in the 2016 presidential election to the recent revelation that in 2013 more than one billion Yahoo accounts were breached, cybersecurity is no longer a problem uniqu... (more)

2017 #IIoT Predictions | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #AI #DigitalTransformation

Predictions can be enlightening as we round out the end of the year, and industry analysts covering the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have begun forecasting what to expect in 2017. In the ever changing digital business landscape, companies need to keep a pulse on the technology and regulatory environments to have direction on where to focus their efforts. Over the past few years, IIoT has taken on the shared title of industry 4.0, as new ways of connecting businesses and consumers impact systems infrastructures and technology integrations across many, if not all. busine... (more)

Network Management Solutions for #IIoT | @ThingsExpo #M2M #SCADA

The shift towards digital technology solutions and the rise of the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have transformed operations for many organizations. Currently, there are a number of wireless communication solutions available that are specifically designed for IIoT, M2M and SCADA networks. These technologies monitor, collect and transfer critical data in challenging environments to support mission critical use cases. As technology continues to advance, Sensor-to-Server (S2S) technologies have emerged to support advanced data practices, such as predictive analytics. IIoT ha... (more)

See You at DistribuTECH!

DistribuTECH 2017 is right around the corner and we cannot wait to join forces with some of the biggest names in electric power transmission and distribution. Located in beautiful San Diego and running from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, the annual DistribuTECH conference and exhibition “addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home.” The team at FreeWave Technologies is headed out to the event next week, along with more than 11,300 attendees from 78 countries. DistribuTECH features a f... (more)

An Industrial IoT Anniversary

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 ... (more)