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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
Book Image

Architecting the Industrial Internet

By: Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet or the IIoT has gained a lot of traction. Many leading companies are driving this revolution by connecting smart edge devices to cloud-based analysis platforms and solving their business challenges in new ways. To ensure a smooth integration of such machines and devices, sound architecture strategies based on accepted principles, best practices, and lessons learned must be applied. This book begins by providing a bird's eye view of what the IIoT is and how the industrial revolution has evolved into embracing this technology. It then describes architectural approaches for success, gathering business requirements, and mapping requirements into functional solutions. In a later chapter, many other potential use cases are introduced including those in manufacturing and specific examples in predictive maintenance, asset tracking and handling, and environmental impact and abatement. The book concludes by exploring evolving technologies that will impact IIoT architecture in the future and discusses possible societal implications of the Industrial Internet and perceptions regarding these projects. By the end of this book, you will be better equipped to embrace the benefits of the burgeoning IIoT.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Chapter 10. Industrial Internet Use Cases in Various Industries

The previous two chapters covered security and the GRC landscape of the Industrial Internet. Chapter 9Governance and assuring Industry Compliance mainly covered regulatory compliance in an industry-agnostic manner across various verticals and scenarios. The case studies and the use cases covered in this chapter will demonstrate some security and industry-specific regulations in practice. Where applicable, we will reference and further describe industry vertical resolutions and recommended practices.

We will begin this chapter by differentiating between use cases and customer case studies. We will then look at common use cases in the following industries: agribusiness, alternative energy and environmental control, construction, logistics and transportation, manufacturing and consumer packaged goods (CPGs), oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and healthcare, and utility companies. Following that section, we'll look...