No, I did not put that extra I by mistake. IIOT is a term not quite familiar with the casual avid technology follower like most of us. This is a territory that is very significant but yet hasn’t been scratched much for discussion. Internet of Things IoT is a buzz word that has been the talk to the town for most of the decade since its origin in 1999, purely on the merit of its potential and how it will change the whole scenario of information technology and communication. IoT applications have been debated, initialized, implemented and some even scrapped, to a great extent.
What is IIOT?
Let me shed light on the literal meaning of the term IIOT. Quoting GE
“The industrial Internet draws together fields such as machine learning, big data, the Internet of things and machine-to-machine communication to ingest data from machines, analyze it (often in real-time), and use it to adjust operations.”
In simpler words, it is just smart industrial machines, connected to each other that can harness sensor data and share it amongst each other. IIOT stands on the pillars of pre existing industrial technologies like machine learning, big data, machine to machine communication and automation technologies. Imagine a human just standing and monitoring machines while they work among themselves. Well, not quite 100%, they still need us but a large chunk of decisions would be automated. [glargeRectangle]
IIOT is still evolving and will prove not only cut industrial costs by making better automated decisions, but also will help a great deal in terms of analytics with that massive chunk of data. Quality control and green manufacturing industries are also one of the perks of IIOT.
IIOT is one such application that holds tremendous amount of potential in terms of automation, machine learning, industrialization and overall technological revolution which will only grow in the coming years. But not to forget, security and protocol concerns still hover over the overall idea. Stay tuned because this was just a brief and more wisdom will follow on IIOT.
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