Industry

Five keys of the IoT in Industry 4.0

14 Mar 2018 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

In the midst of the explosion of the IoT, Gartner stated that there will be around 20.4 billion connected devices by 2020; automation and connectivity have become the hallmarks of what is known as Industry 4.0. As we move towards the fourth Industrial Revolution, organizations are integrating the new technologies into their industrial processes in order to optimize their performance and improve their productivity. Read more

Scott Amyx about the role of the IoT in Industry 4.0: “Truly the Matrix, minus the human batteries”

15 Feb 2018 Published by Scott Amyx

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about much more than just applying today's technology to industries. It's about integrating intelligent cyber-physical systems such as AI and machine learning along with cybersecurity, blockchain, the Internet of Things, robotics, quantum computing, advanced materials… and much more. In return, it promises to revolutionize the world as we know it. We asked Scott Amyx, the author of Strive: How Doing the Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success and a global thought leader in industry about how this will affect the future of the IoT. This is what we found out from this interesting chat. Read more

Infographic: Blockchain opportunities for the IoT

19 Jan 2018 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Industrial IoT will give us self-repairing machines

08 Nov 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

One of the most promising and direct applications of the IoT is probably the "construction" of an appropriate environment for Industry 4.0. Thanks to connectivity and monitoring, this could help make more efficient industry a reality, industry that is capable of anticipating problems and solving them before they even occur. How will the Internet of Things help us do this?Read more

Drones, revolutionizing agriculture from the sky

11 Oct 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Drones are here to stay. Despite the difficulties inherent in its legislation, the obstacles to its pilots and other issues that remain in the limbo of its evolution, drones are a promising tool for analysis. Drones can be used both for agronomic production and for livestock, in which they propose a substantial change in the production paradigm. They also create a completely new niche in leisure, industry and almost any sector imaginable. And, as it could not be less, the Internet of Things is the perfect intermediary.Read more

GeoGestión, the Internet of Mobile Workforces

15 Feb 2017 Published by Maria Marin Lanza

GeoGestión is a solution that streamlines processes that were previously costly for businesses in terms of both money and resources. To illustrate this with some examples this system addresses the paperwork required after a sales force visit, the work sheet filled out by a technical service when visiting a customer – where the technician must report on the tasks carried out and file the signature of the client after the repair has been completed, or package delivery for courier services. Therefore GeoGestión is a sidekick for businesses that require digitising their mobile workforce...Read more

Industry 4.0 is much more than Smart Factories

23 Nov 2016 Published by Alejandro Cadenas

We should start by explaining what Industrial IoT (IIoT) – also known as Industry 4.0 – is. It is undoubtedly as much a revolution as the three previous revolutions were. But this revolution is quieter and trickles from certain businesses to reach the entirety of organizations. In the digital era, changes move faster than in previous periods.

The term Industry 4.0 was coined by the German Academy for Science and Technology (acatech) a association that protects the interests of key players such as Bosch or Siemens. The term chosen by acatech has...Read more

The Internet of Clean Air

10 Nov 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The problem of polluted air is becoming a key concern as big cities have serious problems controlling their emissions and thus jeopardize the health of millions of citizens at a time. As usual, the IoT is recruited as a means to solve – or at least improve – the problem. Read more

Sigfox, digitisation technology for the physical world

18 Oct 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

After the initial disruptive burst, the IoT industry is looking for the best way to land the promise of technological revolution. The best ideas will help the IoT churn forward towards its full potential over the course of the next two or three decades.

Mobile networks have a design limitation which is difficult to overcome: they are designed for human use and their evolution is based on communication streams that grow in volume over time. Initial protocols were designed for voice communications. Further improvements of communication protocols focused on messaging first and...Read more