Jessica Davis

Edge Analytics Driving IoT Adoption

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SethBreedlove
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Re: IoT potential for industry
SethBreedlove   3/17/2017 1:58:01 PM
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I would not be surprised if companies will just store data on customer's online devices rather than put them in cold storage.   Many devices are online 100% of the time and it would not be difficult to do though inquires may take longer.

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Re: IoT potential for industry
kq4ym   3/14/2017 8:31:29 AM
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There does seem to be something to the idea of how it "would it be better to just send the data point that is an anomaly." Once the data is showing all is well generally, start collecting the IoT data that show where there's a problem, and go from that point to making corrections in the procedures or devices?

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Re: IoT potential for industry
Ariella   3/9/2017 11:29:33 AM
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You're most welcome @Lyndon_Henry

<In Europe, of course, on-time punctuality is far more important for passenger trains, as it is in the USA.> Ah, yes, there's the rub for commuters on this side of the Atlantic, particularly in busy cities like NY.

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Re: IoT potential for industry
Lyndon_Henry   3/8/2017 5:37:46 PM
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Ariella writes

I thought of you when I cam across this Financial Times article, "How big data helps German trains run on time: Sensors and analytics are making predictive maintenance work, for engineers and carmakers" ft.com/content/9fb0d378-6ad4-11e6-ae5b-a7cc5dd5a28c



 

Thanks, Ariella, for the reference — I've added the article to my information base.

This further underscores the basic contention of my 2015 blog article for A2, US Freight Railroads Roll on Analytics:

Gone are the days when rail traffic was predominantly handled with paper waybills, phonecalls, and signal lanterns. Many of today's most critical railroad operations are increasingly dependent on complex analytics.



 

While that article focused on freight railroads, the same can be said for passenger operations. In Europe, of course, on-time punctuality is far more important for passenger trains, as it is in the USA.

 

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Re: IoT potential for industry
Ariella   3/7/2017 6:38:48 PM
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@Lyndon_Henry yesterday I thought of you when I cam across this Financial Times article, "How big data helps German trains run on time: Sensors and analytics are making predictive maintenance work, for engineers and carmakers" ft.com/content/9fb0d378-6ad4-11e6-ae5b-a7cc5dd5a28c

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IoT potential for industry
Lyndon_Henry   3/7/2017 5:16:13 PM
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I've consistently thought that IoT offers major opportunities for improving operational efficiency in industrial applications, especially where remote access is important, as in transportation.

The railroad industry provides a good example. A March 2016 article in the trade magazine Progressive Railroading, titled The Internet of Things: A world of opportunity for railroads, quotes a General Electric executive who explained succinctly why IoT is a valuable option for managing equipment and operations: "When you're talking about massive amounts of data like we are here, there's only so much you can house onboard a locomotive." 

The article, explaining why "Technology providers ... are lining up to serve passenger railroads", cites a new integrated operations management product from Cisco Systems:


In 2014, Cisco Systems unveiled Connected Rail, a solution designed to modernize aging rail networks, improve safety, drive down expenses and provide passengers an "improved connected experience." The technology, which integrates onboard, trackside, wayside, signaling and back-office systems, includes a positive train control component. The Cisco® IoT System comprises a range of products designed to address network connectivity, physical and cybersecurity, data analytics, management and automation, cloud-based application development and Cisco Fog Computing.


 

Obviously, security is a problem and hacking a major ongoing threat. But if adequate defenses can be maintained, it's easy to see how IoT adoption is being recognized as beneficial not just to transportation industries but to many others as well.

 

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