Do End-Users Really Care about Industry 4.0?

Current discussion about Industry 4.0 revolves around three separate areas – Governments promoting manufacturing; suppliers promoting the concept because it provides a good sense of differentiation; and end users.

Speaking during a recent Frost & Sullivan hosted webinar, which focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) in the age of Industry 4.0, Karthik Sundaram, Frost & Sullivan industrial automation & Process control industry analyst, referred to research which found that a great deal of end users are still not clear about many of the areas that make up Industry 4.0. Continue reading “Do End-Users Really Care about Industry 4.0?”

Cybersecurity in Smart Buildings – Vulnerabilities, Strategic Messages for the Industry

Background: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Smart Buildings

Today’s smart buildings are increasingly enabled by Internet of Things (IoT) and made functional by the ongoing convergence of operational technology (OT) systems and information technology (IT) systems in buildings. A host of new elements such as the cloud, remote access, data sharing and analytics, and connected and shared networks has fundamentally changed how built environments are being used and operated. Continue reading “Cybersecurity in Smart Buildings – Vulnerabilities, Strategic Messages for the Industry”

IoT to be growth driver for smart manufacturing by 2020

ICT deployments in manufacturing industries are currently limited to the use of machine to machine (M2M) communications and cloud solutions. But beyond that, they are also enabling qualitatively different, “smart” manufacturing operations that could transform the way a number of industries makes products, components and materials. The gradual inroads of the Internet of Things (IoT)  in industrial automation, enabled by M2M communications, will allow the development of “smart manufacturing plants” by the end of this decade. Continue reading “IoT to be growth driver for smart manufacturing by 2020”

Frost & Sullivan: Emergence of Smart Manufacturing will Drive Demand for M2M Communication

The manufacturing sector has traditionally implemented a range of wired networks to automate plant floor operations. However, emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) systems such as short-range wireless and long-range cellular networks are evolving into choice solutions for factories of the future. Continue reading “Frost & Sullivan: Emergence of Smart Manufacturing will Drive Demand for M2M Communication”

Frost & Sullivan: Emergence of Smart Manufacturing will Drive Demand for M2M Communication

The manufacturing sector has traditionally implemented a range of wired networks to automate plant floor operations. However, emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) systems such as short-range wireless and long-range cellular networks are evolving into choice solutions for factories of the future. Continue reading “Frost & Sullivan: Emergence of Smart Manufacturing will Drive Demand for M2M Communication”

Frost & Sullivan: internet of things (IoT) as a pivotal catalyst for the ICT industry in 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to be a key area of interest for IT buyers and sellers in 2014. “The explosion of IoT activity over the next few years will be driven by the nexus of low cost sensors, cloud computing, advanced data analytics and mobility,” says Andrew Milroy, Vice President, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific. Continue reading “Frost & Sullivan: internet of things (IoT) as a pivotal catalyst for the ICT industry in 2014”

Food and Beverage Industry Set to Become a Significant Source of Demand for Sensors, says Frost & Sullivan

Sensors already have a wide range of applications in the food and beverage industry. They are promoting more efficient and environmentally sustainable production and manufacturing. The uptake of sensors is set to receive further impetus from the increasing automation of food and beverage plants and processes. Legislation encouraging greater investments in automation and control solutions will reinforce these trends. Continue reading “Food and Beverage Industry Set to Become a Significant Source of Demand for Sensors, says Frost & Sullivan”