Industry 4.0: Practitioners Share Real-World Examples

In 2018, Industry 4.0 achieved “viral” status as it was a frequent theme of articles, workshops, and webinars in the industrial marketplace. Of the potential benefits, Automation World said, “Industrial Internet of Things, isn’t just a new way of trying to get you to loosen your purse strings. It brings the promise of improved business

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Industrial IIoT – Use Cases, Not War Games

Growing up in the 80’s, I was fascinated by the evolving computer presence and narratives found in the movies. From Terminator to No Way Out, I watched these films and they sucked me into the world of new age of computers and how they could be applied. War Games was an especially memorable movie for

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Ripped from the Headlines: An Industrial Cyber Security Plan

In today’s Breaking News, a malware named Triton recently brought down a Saudi Petrochemical Plant. Sounds like another shock & awe headline from this fall’s torrent of political ads? You might be surprised to learn it’s not fake news but a real-life industrial cyber-security threat that warrants a little more investigation. It’s all about Russia

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Creating Value with a Democratization of Data Strategy

My family and I love taking trips together and just like millions of others, we love hiking to beautiful waterfalls.  In many cases, when we hike to see waterfalls they are overcrowded because they are so beautiful.  However, in some rare cases, we may find that one gem of a waterfall where no other person

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Industry 4.0 Packaged Solutions: Frictionless at All Levels

I speak and write frequently about Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing. My goal is to educate listeners and readers on how to apply the available modern technology stacks to real-life applications. Differentiating terms like IIoT and Industry 4.0 is helpful but the real outcome I am seeking is to provide solutions and architectures that solve problems. An

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The Cloud is Safer Than You Think!

In 2013 an NSA employee named Edward Snowden allegedly stole documents from the Kunia Regional SIGINT Operations Center in Hawaii and shared them with the world. This alleged data leak raised enormous awareness about the challenges that businesses and governments face when securing their data and intellectual property. Some of the largest companies in the

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