SAS now part of Industrial Internet Consortium to bolster IIoT adoption

SAS joined this week the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an organization that changes business and society by accelerating the adoption of the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

SAS helps industrial organizations apply advanced analytics where the data is – on the edge, in the fog and within the data center/cloud. Edge-to-enterprise analytics helps reduce costs and increase revenue by providing precise, real-time insight. SAS plans to work with fellow IIC members by offering its analytics expertise to help organizations realize the value of IIoT.

“SAS brings years of experience in industrial data analytics,” said Dr. Richard Mark Soley, executive director of the IIC. “IoT data has an expiration date – if you don’t act on it quickly, it loses value. If data can be analyzed as fast as it streams, an enterprise can react to insights revealed by the analysis in a meaningful timeframe.”

“Unanalyzed data is an opportunity missed – especially in the case of the data streaming from the world’s billions of connected devices,” said Bill Roberts, Global Director of SAS’ IoT Practice. “The promise of IIoT is limitless, and organizations like the IIC are essential for forming beneficial alliances, exploring new opportunities to harness data, and learning new strategies for applying analyzed IIoT data to business decisions.”

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner with the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC), an organization that drives the edge computing industry development in the Internet of Things (IoT) area. The alliance aims to tackle shared interests of advancing the industrial Internet and edge computing. Under the agreement, the consortia will work together to maximize interoperability and portability for the industrial Internet.

The IIC also announced in July version 2.0 of the Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report. The report provides IIoT vocabulary terms and definitions that enable all stakeholders in the IIoT ecosystem, from system architects to IT managers to plant managers to business decision makers, to communicate with each other effectively.

The IIC Vocabulary Technical Report v2.0 is the foundation for the collective body of work from the IIC, ensuring that consistent terminology is used throughout all IIC publications. This includes the Industrial Reference Architecture (IRA), Industrial Internet Security Framework (IISF), Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF) and the Business Strategy and Innovation Framework (BSIF) that collectively comprise the IIC IIoT suite.

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