The second article in Grimur Fjeldsted’s series “Quick Guide to Digital Tech” – this time about the Internet of Things (IoT). In this series, he aims to give a quick and simple overview of a technology and term with examples readers will be able to relate to. In the end, he comments on the current state of the technology as well as provide an outlook of what a near and far future might bring.
This is the first article in a series “quick guide to digital tech”, where Grimur will cover some of the most discussed topics in digital technology. With the series he aims to give a simple understandable overview, with examples most readers can relate to or have heard of. In the end, he will give a short comment on where he think the technology is today and where he see it heading in a near and far future.
Buzzwords and abbreviations dominate the public debate on industry and digital development. It is difficult to navigate in this jungle of terms, and therefore, we have made an e-book to briefly explain the history behind and the future for some of the important concepts and metaphors of Industry 4.0.
After examining the history of Cloud Computing in Part 1 of our terminology-series, this Part 2 will translate the three very fundamental Cloud Computing Services – IaaS, PaaS and SaaS – into management language. Besides looking at the basic concept, we will outline the potential benefits of these Cloud Services for the future of industrial manufacturing.
Everyone talks about it, but what do we actually mean by Cloud and Cloud Computing? In fact, the Cloud metaphor is rather old. It was first used in the discussions around APRANET (1977) and CSNET (1981), both predecessors of our today’s Internet. Already back then the term “Cloud” described a vision, where computing power and data were flexibly accessible – independent from physical devices and location.
What sounds like the latest weather report, well-matching to our cold and wet November days, is actually just a small glance on a huge jungle of new and confusing technology acronyms. What is today subsumed under the term “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” has led to an amazing amount of new language elements and word-creations.