The Industrial Internet of Things is a phrase encompassing a range of technologies and applications across consumer and industrial worlds. Where there is a technology and/or new application with suppliers poised to provide the technology or application expertise, there is an organization. And the organization exists to provide information.

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the global, not-for-profit, open membership organization formed to accelerate adoption and enablement of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced the second edition of The Journal of Innovation. A biannual publication written by IIC members, the second edition of The Journal of Innovation features articles about the Industrial Internet technologies and services that are disrupting the global economy.

“IIoT technologies and processes are expected to generate remarkable business outcomes that will impact the global economy across all industry sectors. The IIC Journal of Innovation showcases innovations driving this transformation through the integration of people, processes, and data,” said Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium.

The Journal of Innovation includes the following articles about disruptive IIoT technologies authored by IIC member companies:

  • Organizations can expect business-model disruption from IIoT platform innovations – an example in transportation – InterDigital.
  • The requirements for a connected, interoperable environment for the Industrial Internet – Thingswise/GE Global Research.
  • Developing secure, interconnected medical systems – Real-Time Innovations, Inc./Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare.
  • Vertical Taxonomy Landscape – the business dynamics and technical considerations of IIoT by industry sector – MITRE.
  • How IIoT technologies are transforming retail – Tata Consultancy Services.

Note the keywords that are important to the entire IIoT ecosystem.

  • Interconnected (key enabler)
  • Interoperable (the data must be in a form to be used by multiple applications)
  • Secure (if we are connecting plant assets, security is essential)
  • Business-model disruption (bright people in a myriad of industries are figuring out new ways of doing business by utilizing data and advanced data analytics)

I took a few vacation days last week, so only a couple of posts. Remember to check out my podcast on Deep Work. I’ll also be taking a couple of days off this week. Tuesday evening I will be moderating another Dell Think Tank (this one in suburban Chicago) on IIoT. Many people are interested in the concept. They just need to figure out what it means to them and how they can use it.


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