1. Introduction to the Industrial Internet2. Industrial Internet Use Cases3. The Technical & Business Innovators of the Industrial Internet4. IIoT Reference Architecture5. Designing Industrial Internet Systems6. Examining the Access Network Technology and Protocols7. Examining the Middleware Transport Protocols8. Middleware Software Patterns9. Software Design Concepts10. Middleware Industrial Internet of Things Platforms11. IIoT WAN Technologies and Protocols12. Securing the Industrial Internet13. Introducing Industry 4.014. Smart Factory15. Getting from here to there - a roadmap
Alasdair Gilchrist has spent his career (25 years) as a professional technician, support manager, network and security architect, and company director in the fields of IT, Data Communications, Mobile Telecoms and latterly Cloud/SDN/NFV technologies. He has project managed both agile SDLC software development as well as technical network architecture design. He has hands on technical experience in the deployment and integration of systems in enterprise, cloud, fixed/mobile telecoms, and service provider networks. He is therefore knowledgeable in a wide range of technologies from both a technical high-level and detailed technical design and implementation perspective. He is also conversant on best business practices, governance and compliance. Therefore, he likes to write articles or books in the business or technology fields were he feels his expertise is of value. He has published many articles to date.
"In this framework, Alasdair Gilchrist tries to show the state of the art of Industry 4.0. ... it is a good starting point for those readers wishing to be introduced to the world of smart factories." (Francisco Rodriguez-Diaz, Computing Reviews, February, 2017)