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Welcome Dirk Schlesinger, IBSG, to the Manufacturing Industry Blog

…am, Dirk has chaired the IBSG Asia Pacific team and was instrumental in starting a  cross-Cisco team focused on Smart Vehicles. While working with utility customers at BCG, Schlesinger encountered the concept of the Smart Grid, a platform that facilitates large-scale inclusion of renewable energy sources like solar or wind into the traditional power grid and makes electricity supply more reliable and clean. Later, his work on Smart Grid turned in…

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SCADA Syndrome and Lifelong Education

…toward the future. What should we expect next? The next big things on the horizon are Internet of Things (IoT), smart metering, smart grids, and home appliances. Lucky for us it seems that we will not have to wait 20 years for security to become an integral part in these areas. A lot of attention is being paid to the security aspects of the protocols that are being used in these upcoming areas (IoT, metering, grid and appliances), but that is onl…

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Moving Beyond the Internet of Things in 2012

…isco focused not only on Cloud Computing but also on the Internet of Things, Machine-to-Machine Communications; Smart and Connected Cities; Smart Grid; Connected Car; E-health, and now looking at the possibilities beyond, e.g. Web of Things. Check out work on the Web of Things or WoT. Whilst we at Cisco have always stated that the network is pivotal with reference to WoT, there are implications to real time communications and predictive analytic…

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‘Power Up’ Your Profits in 2012 with Cisco’s New Connected Grid Portfolio

Dodging downed power lines isn’t fun. But building a self-healing, reliable smart grid to help eliminate costly downed power lines is. And it just got easier to build your business in the utilities sector with our newly expanded Connected Grid portfolio of solutions and services. This “whole offer” pumps up Cisco’s relevancy in this market segment—and, more importantly, puts our partners at the forefront of this important transition. With the Co…

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Modernizing the Grid: a Conversation with Cisco’s Connected Energy Customers and Partners

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…chard Creegan of Itron, Gary Murphy of BC Hydro and Dave Geier of SDG&E to discuss the current state of the smart grid transition and to get their perspectives on the new set of offerings in Cisco’s Connected Grid portfoli0. Through a host of new solutions, services and partnerships for utilities, Cisco aims to provide a common communications and network platform to help utilities move forward with grid modernization efforts.                 …

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