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The Internet of Things: Why Now?

…nitoring solutions provide powerful business benefits across multiple industries—oil and gas, service provider, transportation, manufacturing, and others. The benefits multiply with preventive maintenance capabilities when exception alerts from the monitoring systems link the assets with operation centers to not only respond to failures but also to anticipate pipeline leaks, network interruptions, vehicle breakdowns, or production downtime. These…


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Cisco’s Solution Framework for the Digital Journey

…ortfolio of industry solutions where digitization provides critical value. Click to Enlarge The Manufacturing, Transportation, Utilities, and Oil & Gas industries have been evolving for quite some time. Now, for the first time, organizations in these fields have the opportunity to integrate digital capabilities across all business operations. They can break down information siloes, optimize operational performance, and get access to the info…


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Changing the Future of Healthcare with Collaboration

…r hospital in Montana by 60% by using Cisco TelePresence for physician collaboration. This significantly lowers transportation costs, improves patient outcomes, and saves parents the anguish of a 12-hour drive to reach a specialist.” – Andrew Blackmon, Children’s Hospital Colorado Moreover, patients are more informed and engaged than ever before. They are demanding personalized care. I am one of them. I am also a proactive researcher…


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IoT Disruptors: Announcing Innovation Grand Challenge Semi-Finalists

…ytics, leveraging Fog and Cloud Computing and the network as a platform. And they’re focusing on manufacturing, transportation, smart cities, the environment, cyber security and more to radically disrupt all kinds of markets with better business outcomes and public benefits. IoT Innovation Examples Here are just a few semi-finalist examples that captured my imagination. One startup says its cloud-based streaming intelligence and anomalytics platf…


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Raising Standards Through Collaboration

…d up to share player appearance and performance stats, discuss team formations, write match reports and arrange transportation to and from fixtures. Previously, we’d used at least three or four different tools to do this kind of collaboration: email, phone calls, Google Docs, club admin websites, and mobile apps like Teamer and Pitchero. These tools are all great for their individual purposes, but what struck me about Spark was how much quicker w…


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