Industry Market Trends

The Industrial Internet Will Boost Sustainability in Manufacturing and Industrial Firms

March 18, 2013

  Last week, I reported that a study by Carbon War Room sponsored by AT&T has determined that, by 2020, machine-to-machine (M2M) and information and communication technologies (ICT) could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally by 9.1 gigatons of carbon yearly, a full 18.6 percent of 2011 emissions (see the full report here). Last week's article focused on the “Industrial Internet” or the “Internet of Things” as a means to integrate renewable energy systems into the electric grid. Now the focus swings to the possibilities for manufacturing and industrial enterprises. How could an M2M Internet enable large-scale energy savings and GHG reductions in industry? Read More