Is ‘The IIoT’ a Real Thing, a Vague Umbrella–Or Both?

umbrellasThere is a big problem in the Industrial Internet of Things. It is very clear as I attempt to write about it. I am sure that the difficulty is even more apparent for folks trying to plan products and services for the IIoT.

The problem is focus. The salient question is simple: What is the Industrial Internet of Things?

The topic is basic and complex. The secondary questions offer a bit of context: Is the IIoT so pervasive and broad that it defies any real definition? Is it a real thing in and of itself, or just an umbrella term for technologies aimed at creating industrial-grade non-human communications meshes?

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