Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0

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It’s not about security vs. safety – it is about security and safety

When you’ve ever been involved in discussions between IT Security people and OT (Operational Technology, everything that runs in manufacturing environments) people – the latter not only security guys – you probably observed that such discussions have a tendency of not being…

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Industrial Internet of Things: New Driver for the Digital Transformation

Last time we’ve devoted an issue of our monthly newsletter to the Internet of Things was almost a year ago. Looking back now, we can already spot a number of significant changes in this field that happened during the year 2016. Perhaps, the most profound one is that the industry has…

Congress

May 09 - 12, 2017: European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017 is the place where identity management, cloud, and information security thought leaders and experts get together to discuss and shape the future of secure, privacy-aware agile, business- and innovation-driven IT. The EIC has become a kind of family…

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Complexity Kills Agility: Why the German Reference Architecture Model for Industry 4.0 Will Fail

The German ZVEI (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektroindustrie), the association of the electrical and electronic industries, and the VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure), the association of German engineers, has published a concept called RAMI (Referenzarchitekturmodell Industrie 4.0).…

Webcast

Dimitra Kamarinou - From Suppliers to Consumers: Issues of Liability in Industry 4.0

This session looks at the responsibilities and liabilities of organisations involved in the ‘smart manufacturing’ process both internally (e.g. towards employees) and externally (e.g. other organisations, suppliers, consumers, the environment) and at the difficulties of…

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Luigi de Bernardini - Industry 4.0 and IIoT: Different Approaches to a Smarter Industry?

In most cases, the terms Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are used interchangeably. But these two terms, though referring to similar technologies and applications, have different origins and meanings. Industry 4.0 is focused specifically on the manufacturing industry…

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Fintech, Insurtech, Supply Chain, Automotive: Use Cases where Blockchain meets IoT and Identity

During the first part of the blockchain track at EIC 2016, we have learned a lot about the concept and technology of Blockchain Identity. In this session we build on this and have a look at what happens in different use case scenarios, if blockchain, the internet of things,…

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AWS IoT Suite

After an “extended holiday season” (which for me included spending a vacation in Siberia and then desperately trying to get back into shape) it’s finally time to resume blogging. And the topic for today is the cloud platform for IoT services from AWS, which went out of beta…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Join the Dots: Operational Technology and Informational Technology - 72012

One area of information technology that is typically ignored by IT departments and consultants is industrial control systems. This is unfortunate because these “operational technology” systems have much to benefit from interconnection with IT networks.  

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Renovate Your IAM-House While You Continue to Live in It

Do you belong to the group of people who would like to completely retire all obsolete solutions and replace existing solutions with new ones in a Big Bang? Do you do the same with company infrastructures? Then you don't need to read any further here. Please tell us later, how things worked out for you. Or do you belong in the other extreme to those companies in which infrastructures can be further developed only through current challenges, audit findings, or particularly prestigious projects [...]

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