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January 2019 – Introducing Industrial IoT

Published on: 30/01/2019

Learn about the benefits of Industrial IoT

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What is Industrial IoT?

Industrial IoT (also known as IIoT) is the application of the IoT to manufacturing and it is revolutionising the world of manufacturing by collecting, sharing, analysing and using huge amounts of data at far greater speed in a much more efficient way.

The industrial internet of things is thought to transform companies and countries by changing the way industries work in the future. It is set to open up a new era of economic growth with the launch of intelligent machines, increased productivity, efficiency and operations of industries around the world.

Companies are thought to benefit from the IIoT through cost savings due to predictive maintenance, improved safety and other operational efficiencies. By combining machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, industrial big data analytics technology and cyber security, the IIoT is driving improved efficiency, productivity and performance and as a result industrial companies in power, energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, healthcare and aviation to name a few are experiencing transformative operational and financial benefits.



  • Improved connectivity, efficiency and scalability
  • Improved time and cost savings
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Enhanced safety
  • Connects people, data and processes company/industry wide
  • Accurate analysis of business and product performance


Challenges of IIoT

  • Security – companies need to ensure their data is secure, such integrated systems can make certain software’s more vulnerable
  • Interoperability between devices – the ability of computer, software and military systems


Future of IIoT

  • Modernising your systems and equipment will enable you to keep up with market trends, speed and volatility
  • IIoT enhances connectivity, efficiency, scalability and offers time and cost savings for industrial organisations, this is set to continue
  • IIoT improves safety, efficiency and profitability on a large scale, and it is expected that the trend will continue


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