Commercial Trucking Needs a 360-Degree View of the Entire Truck

Digital twin constructs—digital models of physical, real-world devices—are taking on increased importance as Internet of Things (IoT) technology spreads, especially in the industrial space. Digital twins go by a variety of names (e.g., Amazon Web Services (AWS) prefers “device shadow,” Microsoft uses “device twin” as part of its Azure IoT Hub) but in all cases...

By Shannon Yost
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A New Take on the Digital Twin

Digital twin constructs—digital models of physical, real-world devices—are taking on increased importance as Internet of Things (IoT) technology spreads, especially in the industrial space. Digital twins go by a variety of names (e.g., Amazon Web Services (AWS) prefers “device shadow,” Microsoft uses “device twin” as part of its Azure IoT Hub) but in all cases...

By Kevin Walsh
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Knowledge Retention and IoT

For maintenance, mechanic, and service technicians, it is very common to receive on the job training from apprenticeships or informally from an experienced team member. Even students coming out of vocational programs who have practical, hand-on expertise lack the intrinsic knowledge gained from years of experience. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Outlook report forecasts...

By Kevin Wallis
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Take a Hybrid Approach to Your Oil & Gas IoT

Upstream oil and gas production operations are complex and expensive yet vital to the national economy. Improving the efficiency of these operations has long been of paramount importance but information technology, thus far, has failed to provide operators with sufficient tools to maximize these objectives. While oil and gas producers are making strides digitalizing—that is,...

By Shannon Yost
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Data Science for Machine Learning & Predictive Analytics

In previous posts, we took a brief look how some of the more common descriptive statistic and correlation methods are used to investigate data. Now that we know about the mean (or expected value) of a variable, and how to determine if two variables might vary together, we can begin our foray into machine learning...

By Matt Honaker
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Hot topics from DistribuTECH 2017

I recently attended DistribuTECH in San Diego and it was amazing to see how the electric utility industry is evolving in its understanding of industrial IoT and how that can help improve business outcomes. Approximately 13,000 individuals attended the conference to learn about the latest technology available for those in the transmission and distribution business....

By Dave McCarthy
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Tackling the challenges of IoT device management

Scaling is critical According to conservative research from various industries, there are at least a billion data gathering objects waiting to be connected to the internet today. And that number is growing at no less than 10% a year. From the early days of monitoring hundreds of satellites in orbit to updating hundred thousands of...

By Paul Lo
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The Five Stages of IoT

    Last time we discussed what you should consider before embarking on an IoT implementation and what it means to be ready. Adopting IoT isn’t a one-and-done type of strategy. As your organization matures, your needs change, and so too should your IoT strategy. In fact, in our experience we’ve found that successful IoT...

By Shannon Yost
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Are You IoT Ready?

Behind all the hype, there is compelling evidence that IoT can dramatically improve business outcomes. And I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of the stats on why you need IoT. This is all great in helping you make the decision to implement IoT and when; but once you’ve made that decision what’s next? Before your...

By Shannon Yost
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Hot Topics at TU-Automotive Connected Fleets USA

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the TU-Automotive Connected Fleets conference in Atlanta. This was my second time at the event and it was interesting to see how the industry is progressing in its adoption of connected vehicles and IoT. I was pleased to see wider recognition of the term IoT and a...

By Dave McCarthy
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I have the data, now what? Part II

In my last post, I presented a brief outline on a few ways to explore a single variable through descriptive methods, such as the mean and variance of the distribution of values for that variable. Now I’ll touch on some descriptive ways to evaluate the relationship between two variables, focusing on two primary measures, correlation...

By Matt Honaker
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