“The industrial IoT will change nearly every industry, including transportation, medical, power, oil and gas, agriculture and more. It will be the primary driving trend in technology for the next several decades and the technology story of our lifetimes. Fog computing will move powerful processing currently only available in the cloud out to the field. The forecast is foggy indeed.”
The title of the above article suggests the article is about “fog computing” (like cloud computing but with the cloud close by); yet the article is really about the central importance of data – data collection, exchange and analysis – in industrial IOT applications.