The preparations are almost complete. The Demonstrations are ready. The Experts are waiting for you. Come visit us at the Show!
Cisco under the Spotlight
There are some cool goings-on at the Cisco Booth at DistribuTECH this year.
Our previous posts (DistribuTECH, Cisco, Business and Technical (IT and OT) Solutions. See them all in San Diego February 3rd-4th my me, Peter Granger, and Cisco Demonstrating Solutions for a variety of utilities needs at DistribuTECH, by my colleague Clara Alvarado), told you what to expect. So this is just a little reminder.
Everyone knows that Cisco is big in the IT and carpeted areas of Enterprise customers, but did you know (I feel a car insurance commercial coming on!) just how relevant we are now in the operational side. Just take a look at the specialized technology we have that is ruggedized for harsh environments and outdoor use.
Did you know – not just carpeted areas any more!
At the booth we even have out own outdoor neighborhood utility pole on display with some of that equipment mounted on it!
Field Area Networks, Substation Automation – even Smart Metering are all available today, in many cases working with our partners to deliver a complete technology and service solution.
Since security and safety are top-of-mind we’ll devote some of the booth to the Secure Ops Solution for Industrial Control Networks, under the “Strengthen Security and Compliance” banner, along with showing Cisco Security for Utilities with FirePOWER under the “Protect SCADA Systems banner”. Lots more to see – look out for our show updates during the week, and some live video we’ll be capturing to summarize the demos and recognize the real business value of the solutions.
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow when the show opens.
Remember that you can still book meetings as I reported in my last blog:
Contact Sandra Bullock to schedule a meeting.
…”I’m happy to tell you that there will be opportunities to meet up with industry experts and technology specialists at our booth to discuss your most pressing concerns and how Cisco and and our partners can help. Here’s how: to schedule a booth tour or customer/partner meeting, contact Samantha Bullock. Sandra will help make it happen.”
And I want to say a special ‘Thank you’ to all the folks who (quite literally as it happens!) weathered the storms to get here!
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Tags: business outcomes, Cisco Collaborative Operations Solution, demonstration, DistribuTECH, FAN, field area network, Fog computing, IOx, OT, San Diego, utilities
Once again Cisco will be taking part at DistribuTECH this year, and we look forward to welcoming you onto our Booth 3413 (map below). The event is being held at the San Diego Convention Center is southern California from the 3rd to the 5th February You’ll learn how utilities worldwide are working with Cisco, together with our partners, to lower costs and deliver more services on a single, intelligent, secure platform.
We at Cisco get a lot of requests from customers to meet up and discuss their special problems whether to do with IT or Operational Technologies (OT), business process issues or industry-related concerns such as regulations, security or compliance. After a short discussion we often find that they are not alone. Many of the challenges they have are similar to those other organizations in the industry. That’s where our expertise comes in. We can show you where we’ve helped customers in the utility sector already.
As a result, I’m happy to tell you that there will be opportunities to meet up with industry experts and technology specialists at our booth to discuss your most pressing concerns and how Cisco and and our partners can help. Here’s how: to schedule a booth tour or customer/partner meeting, contact Samantha Bullock. Sandra will help make it happen.
We’ll have an exciting set of demonstrations available, showing Field Area Networks, Industrial Cyber-security (THE hot topic these days), Collaborative Solutions, Substation gridblock, and Fog computing in the form of Cisco IOx and partners. More about them in our next Energy Industry Blog! Read More »
Tags: business outcomes, Cisco Collaborative Operations Solution, demonstration, DistribuTECH, field area network, Fog computing, IOx, OT, San Diego, utilities
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Alexander Graham Bell
Sometimes it seems like our senses are being assaulted by product pitches from virtually everywhere. Most of these pitches have one thing in common – they assume you’re interested. What if someone actually took the time to find out what’s important to you before proposing anything? What if they figured out how you can be more successful, and started from there? Well, that’s exactly what we did.
Over the last few months, we’ve interviewed hundreds of IT experts in many different roles at dozens of organizations worldwide. Our mission was to find out what their most important business and technology initiatives are, and how people in various IT roles – Network Manager, Server Manager, Storage Manager, Applications Manager, CIO, etc. – define success for their specific roles. Read More »
Tags: Borderless Networks, Cisco, Cisco Live Orlando, CLUS13, demonstration, interop, IT success, las vegas, Network Manager, Network Operations Center, Techwise TV
It is not often you get a peek in the behind scenes of the Cisco Employees who put their personal lives on hold to support a major event like Cisco Live. I am very sure this blog will not do justice to sharing one person’s perspective, but lets give it a try shall we?
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Tags: challenges, Cisco Live London, configuration, demonstration, EIGRP, OSPF, routing and switching
This is our fourth preview of what Cisco will be showcasing at the 102nd National Retail Federation Convention and Expo on January 14 and 15, 2013 in New York City.
At the Cisco booth, I will be hosting demonstrations of the Cisco Remote Expert Smart Solution for Retail. This solution offers a superior video and collaboration experience between shoppers and remote experts from any location within your store – in an aisle, at an end cap, in the store front, or in a private setting.
With this solution you can capture new sales opportunities, upsell or cross sell products and services, and boost revenue while delivering a compelling shopping experience.
Please watch this video about the Remote Expert Smart Solution for Retail demonstration and then mark your calendar to join us at Cisco Booth #252 at NRF 2013. I look forward to seeing you there!
Tags: consumer, demonstration, NRF, NRF 2013, remote expert, retail, shopper, shopping