Recent articles covering the cloud computing trends for 2020 prominently feature edge computing as a concept that can revolutionize industrial operations. This is due to its ability to enable non-connected equipment, manufacturing tools, IIoT devices, and workstations to capture and process data without having to collaborate with a centralized database system. With Industrie 4.0 and the millions of sensors and IIoT devices driving it, edge computing for Industrial IoT is set to reach new heights. Having an understanding of its concept and application benefits is essential for enterprises seeking to harness its powers.
Jan 26, 2020 9:41:38 AM / by Mark Olding
Growth within the industrial sector has always been spearheaded by the introduction of new concepts that enhanced shop floor productivity. In the late 80s and early 90s, productivity was enhanced by Toyota’s introduction of Lean manufacturing concepts which are still being used today. The millennium brought with it the rise of computing clusters and cloud computing to enhance productivity, but today, with year-on-year productivity growth at an abysmal 0.5% rate, something was needed to jolt industrial productivity from its rut. Enter industrial edge computing.
Jan 19, 2020 12:06:33 PM / by Mark Olding
Recent years have witnessed cloud computing grow from an obscure technology used by a handful of large corporations into a computing paradigm shift that is now being accepted by approximately 90% of enterprises. This widespread adoption has been driven by a few cloud computing concepts and growth in interrelated industries over time. Once again, the tail end of 2019 provides the opportunity to analyze and outline the concepts that are most likely to define cloud computing in 2020.
Jan 11, 2020 9:04:37 AM / by Mark Olding