Cloud Computing: you’ve heard of it, but how will it affect you as a manufacturer? Is it the right solution for your industry or not?
Cisco has released its recent Global Cloud Index projections which state that Cloud Traffic will increase 12-fold between 2010 and 2015.
The Cisco Cloud Index covers three crucial areas focused on data center and cloud traffic trends and next-generation service or application adoption. They include: Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco cloud index, Cloud Computing, labor arbitrage, Manufacturing
I read something the other day: today is the future’s past.
And I thought about that for a bit and decided to turn it around to machine builders. Today you deliver machines to end users that utilize your machines to make things. Tomorrow that end user will want more from that machine. How will you deliver it? Because if you don’t, you will really be in the past.
Part of the answer lies in Secure Remote Access. Part of it lies in trust between you and the end user (who by the way is your customer, if you haven’t figured that out).
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Tags: access, Automation Fair, Cisco, diagnostics, remote, Rockwell Automation, secure, secure remote access
I feel I should tell you first of all that I wrote this blog on an Airplane. I also connected into a WebEx meeting and met up with my fellow Cisco employees to talk about Industries and find out what was going on in San Jose whilst I was in the air somewhere between San Jose and Dallas. I surprised my wife by calling her via my laptop and saying ‘Hi’!
This is therefore our first Cisco Manufacturing Industry blog written and published whilst flying. Wow, we’ve come a long way since I was a trainee!
Anyway, I’m actually more excited that I don’t have to stop blogging and can bring you the news of a great video reference that Cisco collaborated with AzoNobel on:
In the video AkzoNobel’s CIO, Pieter Schoehuijs describes how converging technologies empower an integrated supply chain. As a 14bn Euro concern operating in over 80 countries worldwide, they are the largest paint and coatings company in the world, and a leading producer of specialty chemicals.
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Tags: AkzoNobel, akzonobel networking, case studies, CIO, coatings, cxo, dulux, executive perspectives, Executives, global, paint, supply chain
(almost) real-time social media
We wanted our social media strategy for this year’s Automation Fair to be (almost) real-time; we wanted you to feel like you were attending the event as it unfolded.
Additionally, if you were at the event and weren’t able to see everything, then we wanted you to be able to catch-up on things you may have missed. So if you didn’t make it to our booth on the first day, then you could see a preview of what we had to offer to make sure you visited the second day.
Essentially, this is how we accomplished our goal: Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Manufacturing, Rockwell Automation Fair, social media
Today, at Höganäs North America, the high-performance Cisco network delivers the day-to-day voice and data communications needed for around-the-clock communications and network connectivity that are vital to Höganäs’ staff for not only daily operations but to ensure the safety of their 80 plant employees: activities such as enabling crane operators servicing furnaces to alert nearby teams to help ensure their safety for example.
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Tags: business benefits, Case Study, Cisco CleanAir technology, Cisco Unified Wireless Network, clean air, cleanair, Höganäs, Höganäs cisco, Höganäs networkinhg, LAN, Manufacturing, videolink, wcs, wireless, wireless network, wlan