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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

GRC in the supply chain optimization example

In the previous chapter, we described securing the supply chain optimization example through secure networking and alluded to the other approaches we would need to take to secure the rest of the infrastructure. To ensure that our solution will remain available and avoid security compromises, we should make sure that our architecture follows appropriate guidelines and standards and that a GRC strategy can be put into place.

We begin with an assessment of governance and certifications requirements already in place at the organization that must be followed. We then assess any additional standards that we must comply with.

In the CEMENTruck Inc. example, a relevant industry group is the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). Such industry groups sometimes self-regulate, determine best practices, educate members regarding relevant industry regulations, and lobby for favorable terms. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)...