Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco Partner Ecosystem news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
Cisco Moving Fast with Acquisitions
Earlier this year, John Chambers said Cisco’s new CEO, Chuck Robbins, “can and will move the company faster.”
It’s been a while since Cisco has acquired (or announced the intent to acquire) three companies in a single month (2012), much less three in one week. But, living up to his predecessor’s prediction, that’s exactly what Robbins and Cisco did this week.
According to Cisco’s VP of Corporate Business Development, Rob Salvagno, in this CNBC interview, “Market transitions are happening at a much faster pace. What you see with regards to our acquisition activity this week is really reflective of that dynamic.”
Check out Rob’s extensive coverage of each acquisition on The Platform:
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire ParStream
Acquisition of Lancope to Boost Cisco’s Cybersecurity Threat Defense Capabilities
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire 1 Mainstream; Helping Customers Deliver Outstanding TV Experiences to Any Device
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Tags: 1mainstream, chuck robbins, Cisco acquisitions, cisco news, Lancope, ParStream, Weekly Rewind
There’s been a lot of buzz on the Internet about the way Continental Tire of the Americas has vastly improved its manufacturing process. They adopted an innovative solution based on a Cisco architectural networking approach provided by Cisco Partner Applied Group combined with AeroScout’s asset tracking solution and a inventory management system from Global Data Sciences enabling their manufacturing facility achieve a 20 percent reduction in component tire losses. Now that’s significant!
Chet Namboodri interviews Peter Granger about the benefits Continental Tire is achieving from the Cisco Unified Wireless based manufacturing/wip solution
It was a real pleasure for me to take part in the Customer case study event organized by Cisco, AeroScout and Global Data Sciences for me to speak about the Cisco contribution. The video gives a short summary as Chet Namboodri, Cisco Industry Blogger-in-Chief and Global Managing Director of Cisco’s Manufacturing Industry Marketing interviews me about what was said, and the benefits Continental expects.
That event is where I met up with folks from Continental, AeroScout and Global Sciences to hear from the customer first hand how the solution is increasing production and efficiency in its North America manufacturing plant. That plant is located in Mount Vernon, Illinois, and it produces more than 1,000 different tire SKU’s in its 60-acre (2.6 million square-foot) facility.
The implemented solution leverages Continental Tire’s Cisco Unified Wireless Network to add a Real-Time Location System (RTLS) and automated Work-in-Process (WIP) tracking without having to install a proprietary network of readers and sensors. That’s key. Cisco provides standards-based solutions that work well with a customers backhaul, which, for most customers is also Cisco. Cisco’s Architectural approach means networking elements and processes work well together with ‘compatibility’ tested solutions such as those from AeroScout.
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Tags: aeroscout, Borderless Networks, Cisco, cisco news, Cisco Unified Wireless Network, context-aware, continental, continental networking, Continental Tire, continental tire networking, Enterprise, Factory, industrial, location, Manufacturing, mobility, mobility partner, networking, operations, operations excellence, productivity, rfid, rtls, social media, wip, wireless
It’s almost the weekend and you know what that means…it’s time for The News@Cisco Week in Review and Look Ahead! Check out what you might have missed this week and what to look out for.
1.) The Dawn of the Networked Remote Control
Remote controls have been an indispensible, and frequently annoying, part of television watching since Zenith introduced the Space Commander, the first practical wireless remote, 55 years ago. But the days of the familiar clicker may finally be numbered as smartphones and tablets take over the duties of remotes. Learn more about these new devices!
2.) More Than Just Humans Using Mobile Networks
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Tags: awards, cisco news, innovation, News@Cisco, social media, update
News@Cisco is changing its name – or not. What do you think?
You may have noticed how the site – Cisco’s corporate newsroom — is becoming more social. We’ve added new ways for you to engage and share content, including the ability to for you to retweet content or ‘like’ it on Facebook.
In that spirit, we’re considering changing our name. We’ve come up with a few ideas, but we want yours, too.
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Tags: cisco news, cisco newsroom, news at cisco, social media