Alessandro di Fiore and Paolo Cervini: Businesses need an Industrial Internet of Things strategy right now

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the ring of some disturbingly dystopian vision of the future. It feels daunting, sub-human. Put such thoughts to one side and it presents a myriad of opportunities.

First, let us try to understand the concept and the potential. In its report, “Driving Unconventional Growth through the Industrial Internet of Things,” Accenture describes IIoT:  “combining sensor-driven computing, industrial analytics and intelligent machine applications into a single universe of connected intelligent industrial products, processes and services, the Industrial Internet of Things generates data essential for developing corporate operational efficiency strategies”.