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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
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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


In this chapter, we provided guidance on some of the emerging trends and future technologies that could impact Industrial Internet projects that you are considering today. You should have gained a better understanding of the potential impact of maturing IIoT frameworks and applications, how devices and networks are evolving, new HMIs that will be used in monitoring and controlling devices, the roles of artificial intelligence and deep learning, how blockchain technology might be used to improve security, and the potential power and usefulness of quantum computing. We also hope that our brief discussion about the impacts on society leaves you with some food for thought.

Many of these advancements will help drive adoption of next-generation IIoT solutions. Integration will become seamless among devices running applications. The devices will become more intelligent in ever smaller footprints and become easier to manage through HMIs at the edge and in central locations. Securing these...