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The Evolving Landscape of IIoT Platforms

Big data analytics. IT/OT convergence. Smart machines that speak to one another.

The Industrial Internet of Things is comprised of many parts--interconnected, for sure, but disparate in function and application. As such, proper platforms are necessary to fully adopt the IIoT (and to fully reap the rewards therein). 

Our new report explores topics including:

  • Scaling IIoT platforms
  • IIoT stacks and edge challenges
  • New software approaches for traditional manufacturers



The #ShapersSurvey was designed to highlight youth perceptions on the state of the world and action-oriented recommendations in five areas: Global Outlook, Governance, Values, Technology, and the Workplace.



RCT76: Reinvertarse, la transformación es ahora !

Enla edición # 76 de la Revista Sectorial del CINTEL, se aborda tópicos en economía y usuario digital, la democratización de la tecnología, la transformación de la banca y el seguros, entre otros.


Accelerating clean energy through Industry 4.0

A new report launched today by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) looks into the opportunities and challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also referred to as Industry 4.0, to accelerate the transition towards sustainable energy. The report, which was produced in collaboration with the German Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the Indonesian think tank Sustainability & Resilience.Co (su-re.co), also provides key recommendations for future policies.

Industry 4.0 promises improved methods of production and business models through new technologies, including automation, augmented reality, and the Internet of Things, which could accelerate the deployment of renewable energy in manufacturing, reduce carbon emissions, optimize energy use, and enhance productivity and cost savings. This, in turn, could help tackle major global challenges, such as climate change, the lack of access to clean energy, etc. However, Industry 4.0 also presents challenges that relate to countries’ ability to efficiently and rapidly introduce new technologies in manufacturing processes, and could eventually result in greater inequality. The conditions to be met to ensure that all countries can benefit from the potential of Industry 4.0 to advance sustainable energy are explored in the report.



Solar Siesta: Photovoltaic Generation and the Great American Eclipse

Human observers within the narrow band of total eclipse on August 21, 2017 were treated to a dramatic experience of light and dark. In contrast to the human experience, photovoltaic (PV) generators responded to the gradual changes in light intensity both in the band of “totality” and across the much broader region of partial eclipse, as recorded by researchers and monitors across North America. During the eclipse:

  • Direct and diffuse sunlight decreased proportional to the blocking of the sun by the moon. Unlike moving clouds, the eclipse affected sunlight throughout the sky.
  • Unlike partly cloudy days, PV power output was reduced to zero (or near zero) during the eclipse.
  • PV arrays’ output ramped up and down during the eclipse at about 1.0–1.3% per minute, more slowly than moving clouds (8–9% per minute) and more rapidly than sunset (0.4% per minute).
  • PV systems with 99% or less eclipse coverage remained connected to the grid. Two monitored PV systems shut down for a few minutes during the event.
  • Delivered energy from PV plants on the day of the eclipse was down 8–17% relative to days with similar weather.
  • On a few distribution circuits in areas with partial eclipses, the eclipse coincided with a short period of increased demand from the grid, due to reduced generation locally.