This series of reports cuts through IoT hype to provide objective advice on how to get an ROI from investments in connected technology — whether that is boosting efficiency, creating new revenue sources or improving regulatory compliance. Distilling research from independent research and interviews with objective experts, these features on topics including logistics, IoT security and manufacturing, uncover common stumbling blocks when deploying IoT projects and provide guidance on what sets successful industrial and enterprise IoT projects apart from the rest.
As more cities look for ways to upgrade aging infrastructure, smart city projects are popping up around the globe. Smart city initiatives are poised to drive more than $189 billion in spending in 2023, according to IDC. To date, there is already tremendous variability in smart city projects, which aim to do everything from optimize […]
Much has been made of the need for manufacturers to embrace digital technologies to retain their competitive edge. But the momentum around concepts such as the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart factories is at risk of losing momentum as the global economy cools. In the manufacturing landscape of the future, a nation’s capacity […]
Will Industrie 4.0, the German-government-backed framework for rebooting the manufacturing sector, lead to a new industrial revolution? And if so, would it be the fourth such revolution, or the third? Or does Industrie 4.0 herald something more like an incremental but substantial software upgrade, as its software-derived name also suggests? This report takes a look […]
It is estimated that as many as 2.5 billion people could move to cities by 2050. This spike in population, along with the growing popularity of sustainability initiatives, will force buildings to become more energy efficient, and — in a word — smarter. The integration of emerging smart building technologies is a central hurdle to […]