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Alex West

Alex West

Alex West leads Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 research at IHS Markit.

As part of the Manufacturing Technology group, Mr. West tracks the impact of transformative technologies on the industrial sector. This includes analysis of both end-user trends and requirements, as well as market sizing analysis, and vendor and ecosystem solutions. He has over fifteen years of experience tracking the development of manufacturing technologies, including industrial connectivity, machinery and automation. He is also a regular speaker at industry events, trade shows and conferences worldwide. Mr. West holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in physics from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.


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Industrial IoT Devices Database - 2019

This database provides market sizing and forecasts for the market for Industrial IoT devices.

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Enterprise & IT
Has the time finally arrived for IIoT—and other questions answered

Today, more than a billion IIoT devices can be found throughout the factory floors of the world, IHS Markit | Technology estimates. But despite the proliferation of IIoT devices made possible by the rapid pace of technological advancement, the industrial automation market has been slow to shift to Fieldbus.

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Manufacturing Technology
Industrial IoT: leaders and laggards

As in any field, there are leaders and laggards when it comes to the global implementation of industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions. Utilizing industrial Big Data analytics, automation technologies, and machine-to-machine communication, IIoT solutions yield operational intelligence that can be deployed to enhance industrial and manufacturing processes.

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Manufacturing Technology
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