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BrandPost: What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love and understanding at the IoT edge?

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What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love and understanding at the IoT edge?

“As I walk through

This wicked world

Searchin’ for light in the darkness of insanity.”

So begins one of Elvis Costello’s best songs, (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding. He wasn’t singing about the edge of the Internet of Things (IoT), where connected devices with sensors are collecting data 24/7, but he might as well have been. Because the edge is rife with insanity. Take manufacturing, where you find factory equipment, industrial robots, HVAC gear and other operational technology, as well as countless data formats, both standard and proprietary, some new, some older than Elvis. And when operational technology meets information technology, it’s more of a collision than anything else. Like Elvis Costello himself, if you’re tasked with weaving together the IoT edge for business purposes, you might be singing:

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June 14, 2017 at 03:40AM

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