Why IoT practitioners need to “Wide Lens” the concept of a Data Lake

As we transition towards the vast quantity of devices that will be internet enabled by 2020, (anything from 50-200 billion experts estimate), it seems that the current cloud architectures that are being proposed are somewhat short on the features required to enable the customers data requirements on 2020. I wont dive hugely into describing the […]

Case Study: IoT Technology Platform – ThingWorx [10]

In my previous blog, I mentioned some platform design considerations at the outset. In this blog, I discuss one such Platform that has gained significant traction in the industry in recent times. About ThingWorx10 ThingWorx is one of the first software platforms designed to build and run the applications of the connected IoT world. ThingWorx […]

IoT Impact on the Manufacturing Industry (Part 2)

Continuing on from my last blog post, another example for IoT use in manufacturing would be for the asset management to distribute work orders and configurations to the tools or the different stages of production. And vice versa, calibration information can be fed back to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to associate them to […]

IoT Impact on the Manufacturing Industry (Part 1)

“Industry 4.0” and “Smart Factory” are some of the terms used to describe the technological and social revolution that promises to change the current industrial landscape. Industry 1.0 was the invention of mechanical assistance, Industry 2.0 was mass production, pioneered by Henry Ford, Industry 3.0 brought electronics and control systems to the shop floor, and […]