The next big thing in wireless is almost here. 5G mobile technology will soon be available, bringing the promise of compelling new uses cases and capabilities to transform industrial IoT (IIoT). But how will 5G impact networking architecture for industrial environments? Our new white paper, Demystifying 5G in Industrial IoT, takes a deep dive into what you need to know.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises transformational opportunities. Yet the open, standards-based internet technologies that enable the IIoT and economic innovation also present an array of complex challenges to critical infrastructure providers.
It is no secret that the proliferation of connected devices and sensors has introduced new and growing security challenges across every industry and enterprise. The question is no longer whether or not a device or sensor is digitally connected. Today’s focus must be on who has access to the operational data generated and how to ensure that the device or sensor is secure.
Manufacturers saw many interesting developments in the realm of industrial security in 2017. There were tremendous shifts in how to guard against threats with ransomware like WannaCry, Nyetya, and now the Trisis/Triton/Hatman incident impacting organizations and making headlines across the globe.
There’s tremendous potential for operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) professionals right now, to be cyber heroes in any organization tackling security for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). That’s my takeaway from the IoT Evolution Expo, where I spoke last week on a panel, “The Digital Transformation Opportunity in Industrial IoT.” Panelists discussed strategies for capitalizing on the opportunity and mitigating the risk that the IIoT represents, why organizations need cyber heroes to secure the industrial production environment and how IT and OT professionals have a huge opportunity ahead of them.
Manufacturing executives all over the world are looking at IIoT/Industry 4.0 (Industrial Internet of Things) as a way to transform their business. They understand the potential of the technology that can drive better overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), drive process improvements and reduce waste while also innovating ways to bring new products out the door for their customers.
In your everyday life, it’s hard to miss the impact of wireless. We’re no longer tethered to our desktop computers or corded home phones. Our music now streams wirelessly on our headsets or in our cars. And when you’re looking at wireless platforms, you have lots of options—such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE.
The challenges of wireless in a factory setting
Despite its prevalence in other areas of our lives, wireless in industrial settings isn’t as ubiquitous as one might think.