What is Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)?

Industrial internet of things (IIoT) refers to the use of internet of things (IoT) technologies in manufacturing- and transportation-related industries to create smart, self-regulating systems and production environments.

IIoT definition

Spanning many industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, gas and oil, utilities, and transportation, industrial internet of things refers to the practice of employing machines that can capture and analyse data on the fly to maximise efficiency and profits.

Why industrial IoT?

For any business that deals with the production and/or transportation of physical goods, IIoT can create game-changing operational efficiencies and present entirely new business models.

Machines that can process and interpret data allow for automated production processes that include the flexibility to adapt on the fly to changing conditions and new data. These machines can also identify when they need maintenance, and sometimes perform self-maintenance. This has the effect of preventing breakdowns and subsequent downtime, increasing overall production capacity and throughput.

Many companies are also seeing the opportunity to make their products intelligent, blurring the lines between the physical and the digital and allowing “as a service” business models to be built around hard goods.

HPE Industrial IoT products and services

HPE's hybrid IT and edge computing solutions can combine to create powerful IIoT solutions. Process data on site, in real time, and let data flow seamlessly between intelligent devices and your private and public clouds.

Edgeline IoT servers

Edgeline IoT servers

Explore servers designed for edge computing and the Industrial Internet of Things.

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Mobile and IoT solutions

Mobile and IoT solutions

Collect and analyse data, then take action on insights, at the Intelligent Edge

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Hybrid IT solutions

Hybrid IT solutions

Power your IIoT with the right hybrid cloud solutions.

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Resources for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Brochure : The Internet of Things: Turning ordinary things into extraordinary business outcomes


The Internet of Things: Turning Ordinary Things into Extraordinary Business Outcomes

White Paper : How to choose an IT platform to empower your Internet of Things

White Paper

How to Choose an IT Platform to Empower Your Internet of Things

White Paper : Understanding the immediate requirements and best approaches for IOT

White Paper

New Study Focuses on IoT in the Enterprise.