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Last week I went to one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco…. Swan Oyster.  It’s an old school “dive” with the authentic rustic ambience you would expect from a 100 year old SF oyster bar.  I waited in line for 2 HOURS for four reasons……well 3.8 reasons.  First, you can’t find fresher oysters anywhere, second; the smoked salmon on rye melts in your mouth and the 3.8th reason…. well, my mother in law loves it (that deserves more weight than 1 reason, so I gave 1.8)

So, why I’m a being a food critic at an event dedicated to IT, industrial and manufacturing professionals.  Well, I know you are constantly analyzing reasons to make the right decisions whether for your family, business or career. Even if they’re as mundane as determining if you should stand in line for 2 hours with you dear mother in law for a dozen oysters and a generous helping of smoked salmon on rye. So, I thought I would give you $14.4 Trillion (reasons!!!) to visit the IoT Pavilion (booth #1558) June 23-27 at Cisco Live in Orlando this year.

The Internet of Everything (IoE) will create opportunities to capture $14.4 trillion of value between 2013 – 2022.  Of which, $3.88 trillion (reasons!!) worth of value can be obtained from manufacturing and industrial industries.  That’s $3.88 trillion (reasons!!) of cost savings and revenue generation that can be realized by taking advantage of the IoE revolution!!!internet_of_things

What is IoE anyway?  Is it like the Y2000 hype…. absolutely not.

The Internet of Everything (IoE) connects people, processes, data, and things (IoT) to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before creating new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity.  IoE will be a disruptive force that radically transforms they way we create, build, deliver and experience every product and service we use today.

Every manufacturer will need to connect existing devices to the Internet for control monitoring, and intelligent decision analysis.  Previously unconnected devices will become smart objects and sensors connected seamlessly and securely throughout the enterprise. Applications that haven’t been identified will be created and enabled to drive operational excellence, improved asset utilization, supply chain agility, innovation, workforce productivity and increased customer satisfaction and acquisition.

The $14.4 trillion (reasons!!!) dwindle fairly quickly over time.  Manufacturers and industrial producers do not have long to develop and deploy the infrastructure required to take ADVANTAGE of the IoE revolution.  The challenge is that many of the things (IoT) deployed in industrial environments were built for very specific purposes, and due to lack of standards were developed with their own proprietary protocols.

These approaches and strategies produce highly complex and costly infrastructures that do not scale or provide the flexibility to capture the $14.4 trillion value form IoE.

But there’s good news…….

At the IoT Pavilion (booth #1558), Cisco and our partners will demonstrate  how IoT applications are driving value into various industrial industries from Oil and Gas, Transportation, Discrete Manufacturing, Connected Vehicle and Smart Grid.  There will be subject matter experts available to discuss your specific requirements and share with you their experiences on how developing and deploying systems, architectures and applications based on unmodified standard based Internet Protocol (IP) will help turn those $14.4 trillion (reasons!!) into $14.4 trillion of True value!!! for your organization and company.

In addition, we’ll be hosting an IoT Discover Track comprised of a series of one hour break-out sessions like, (number BRKIND-1229) titled “Cisco Industrial Solutions and Best Practices for Manufacturing”. The sessions will provide you with practical steps that you can take to accelerate your IoT programs, projects and deployments.  Stop by BOOTH #1558 for further details about the breakout sessions.

We look forward to seeing you at 2013 CiscoLive in sunny Orlando Florida.  Maybe we’ll find a good oyster bar too.

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  1. Peter Granger
    Peter Granger

    Aha – So you’ve never heard that you should avoid oyster bars unless there’s an ‘r’ in the month?! Great season will start again in September and go on to next April!

    But the Internet of Everything doesn’t have a season, so I agree – folks need to get to Cisco Live this week or they’ll miss out on all those great demonstrations and conversations you’re talking about! See you there!

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