Smart buildings can only be smart if all digital organs can communicate with each other without any barriers. The idea of the smart building is based on a uniform nerve structure and a common language in the form of structured cabling for data networks and the Internet Protocol.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is all about productivity. The 4th industrial revolution will be driven by the movement of intelligence over high performance digital networks, to support unprecedented levels of automation and usher in a new era of productivity for physical industries and associated infrastructure.
Mining companies face the challenges of working in harsh, remote and sometimes even uninhabitable regions. To increase safety and boost productivity, mining companies are embracing Industry 4.0 to automate and optimize the entire mining operations chain. Digital technologies require ubiquitous broadband network infrastructure throughout the operations chain to link machines, people and compute resources everywhere: from mine sites and processing facilities, throughout pit-to-port transport infrastructure and loading terminals, to operations centers, data centers and corporate offices.
Technology trends in our personal life are now driving trends in the business world. If you don’t believe me, pull out your work-issued Blackberry and spend 10 minutes writing me an email about how you disagree. The Netflix Model, otherwise known as Software as a Service (SaaS), has changed the way we operate day-to-day business. What will be the next technology trend that changes the way we do business? It’s easy to look at the next five years and say things like cloud, co-located data centers, and IoT (Internet of Things) will continue to drive changes. But what comes next?