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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 on…

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Moving Beyond the Internet of Things in 2012

…Cisco 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 analyti…

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

…increase your wallet share. If you’re not attending, here are a few additional highlights of the Connected Grid portfolio: Connected Grid Field Area Network (FAN) multi-service communications infrastructure to address cost, reliability, and scalability concerns Connected Grid Services to speed the transition to renewable, sustainable smart energy Connected Grid Substation offerings to reduce operational costs while improving grid reliabili…

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

…We’ve also embarked on an ambitious program to deploy our advanced metering system, putting in place 1.8 million smart meters. SDG&E: It’s pretty exciting times and we’re well on our way with our grid modernization plan. We’ve installed smart meters for all of our 1.4 million customers. We are also in the process of installing condition-based maintenance equipment to operate our substations more efficiently. Additionally, we’re rolling out a…

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City of the Future

…around them?” If that person lived in the City of the Future, that statement might not be far from the truth. A smarter energy grid could cut energy costs in half. More personal retail experiences could use location-based technology. More efficient health care could be available. For example, innovation will change public transportation – and the resident’s experience. Thanks to next-generation internet routing technology enabling “internet ever…

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