Machine-generated data is expected to grow by a factor of 15x between now and 2020.
With distributed energy sources —including solar—approaching 10 percent of total generated power, maintaining quality becomes difficult without a dynamic demand mechanism to manage customer consumption and fluctuating demand.
Of the billions of devices that comprise our social and industrial infrastructure, a significant number perform discrete functions in network isolation. A subset of these devices will continue to be manufactured and maintained in this way, while others will require migration strategies—often referred to as “bolt-on” approaches—to connect and realize the benefits of IoT.
Greenfield devices are built from the ground up to take advantage of IoT and the system-of-systems. Connected, secure, and managed remotely, these devices are transforming established industrial companies by opening up new software-enabled revenue streams and enabling competitive differentiation.