8 Industrial IoT Trends in 2019

Feb 5 · 8 min read

Capitalizing on technological advancements in industrial manufacturing, companies are taking bolder steps to improve growth and operational efficiency in 2019. Here’s a look at the top trends and predictions for industrial IoT in the coming year.

It’s no surprise that worldwide technology spending on the Internet of Things is forecasted to reach $1.2 trillion by 2022 (IDC).

8 2019 Trends in Industry 4.0:

Going beyond POCs

If 2018 was the year of IIoT proof of concepts, 2019 will be the year manufacturers move from early proof of concepts to deploying pilots for Industry 4.0 solutions, such as predictive maintenance, digital twin, and predictive quality.

The rise of industrial AI in manufacturing

AI and Industrial IoT are merging to digitize production processes to increase productivity and reduce downtime. Machine learning algorithms for manufacturing are being formulated and tailored to specific production line challenges — such as reducing production waste, improving process stability, minimizing unplanned downtime, and eliminating process disturbances

Contextualizing OT data — and tools for contextual analysis

OT and IT have been converging for some time, and ‘collaboration’ used to be the goal — but many manufacturers are taking their operational and IT data a step further to improve the relevance and accuracy of data-driven insights.

Are you contextualizing your OT data with the following dimensions?

  • Production process flows
  • Production recipes
  • Batch and product details
  • Quality test results

Using digital twins

24% of companies implementing IoT solutions already use Digital Twins to increase safety and efficiency — and according to Gartner, that number is about to jump.

Edge computing

As devices become more powerful in 2019, more manufacturers will take advantage of local data processing and AI capabilities, also known as edge computing.

Mobile Industry 4.0– ERP and quality management systems.

The arrival of 5G next-gen mobile networks heralds greater adoption of IIoT applications.

Supply chain optimization

What was once purely a logistical function, now has their own business models and optimization processes.

Securing IIoT endpoints

Enterprises are already invested in securing their OT infrastructure, to the same degree as they do their IT systems. However, the clear and present threat to organization’s cybersecurity, coupled with the boom in Industrial IoT adoption, will see OOT security and ICS security go mainstream in manufacturing plants, whatever the size or industry.

Industrial IoT Predictions for 2019

We’re seeing more and more deployment of Industrial IoT solutions that are revolutionizing the manufacturing landscape digitally — transforming customer relationships, differentiating offerings, and driving massive operational improvements to meet the growing demands on production.

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Marketing Research Analyst at www.Seebo.com, an Industrial IoT platform, with solutions to predict and prevent disruptions in manufacturing.

Data Driven Investor

from confusion to clarity, not insanity

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