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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


You should now have gained an understanding of the scope of GRC and its possible implications when defining an IIoT architecture. In this chapter, we described some of the fundamental concepts in GRC and some of the many relevant international, domestic, and industry standards and certifications that might be considered as you define your architecture. We then briefly described how we would consider GRC in defining our supply chain optimization architecture used as an example in this book.

Existing standards and certifications continue to change over time. Many new standards for IIoT are under consideration, and industry consortia continue to be formed and converge upon new standards. This is particularly true, as the book was being published, in the areas of device discovery and management (and is part of the ongoing work defining the ISO / IEC 30141 standard for the IoT).

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