Posts tagged as IIOT

IoT could cause an energy crisis

The internet of things (IoT) is on an enormous growth path. With the IoT and the industrial IoT (IIoT), the world has a way to collect millions of data points which, with cleverly written algorithms, can turn that big data into tools to supercharge production facilities, eliminate breakdowns and deliver all the good things that […]

In conversation with… Greg Hookings, Stratus Technologies

While he was on a whistle stop visit to South Africa to participate in X-Change 2018, I meet with Greg Hookings at the Stratus office in Lynnwood, Pretoria, on his way back to England. Greg is responsible for leading the company’s industrial internet of things (IIOT) and Industry 4.0 IT systems with one of his […]

Hackathon incubates water-wise innovation

Urbanisation is affecting the world’s water reserves and, by 2030, the world will need 40% more potable water than is currently available. Compounding the issue and according to the UN’s Water for Life report, it is estimated that some 300 of the 800-million inhabitants of sub-Saharan Africa live in water-scarce environments. South Africa’s Western Cape province is […]

IIoT sensors: making the physical world digital

For all the attention it has garnered in recent years, the industrial internet of things (IIoT) remains in its infancy. Contrary to popular belief, the IIoT is not only about connecting and internet-enabling assets to generate insightful data, but refers to the complete reconfiguration of the supply chain and manufacturing processes around this data. By […]