Evolving Infrastructures of the Industrial IoT

The Rise of Smart Machines in the New Internet Economy

Evolving Infrastructures of the Industrial IoT

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Ambitious plans are underway to create the Industrial Internet, but as this O'Reilly report explains, the attempt to marry the Internet with the world's industrial platforms faces significant challenges that resist easy solutions. This cyber-physical coupling is like trying to engineer a complex new life form, using pre-existing parts that weren't designed to work together.

But there is progress. Author Mike Barlow explores how groups such as the Industrial Internet Consortium and the Global City Teams Challenge are working to create a firm structure for the Industrial Internet that includes rules and principles, rather than repeating the serendipitous nature of the Internet.

The Industrial Internet isn't just another tech fad. It's the beginning of a new chapter in human history. Will it advance the dream of universal prosperity, or quickly mutate into a chaotic and dangerous "Internet of unsafe things?" Pick up this free report and learn how industrial groups are working to make this dream come true.

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Mike Barlow

Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, author and communications strategy consultant. Since launching his own firm, Cumulus Partners, he has represented major organizations in numerous industries.

Mike is coauthor of The Executive's Guide to Enterprise Social Media Strategy (Wiley, 2011) and Partnering with the CIO: The Future of IT Sales Seen Through the Eyes of Key Decision Makers (Wiley, 2007).

He is also the writer of many articles, reports, and white papers on marketing strategy, marketing automation, customer intelligence, business performance management, collaborative social networking, cloud computing, and big data analytics.

Over the course of a long career, Mike was a reporter and editor at several respected suburban daily newspapers, including The Journal News and the Stamford Advocate. His feature stories and columns appeared regularly in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Newsday and other major U.S. dailies.