I really like it when a research firm goes out to do primary research. We can all pontificate about what customers want. We all have our own opinions and anecdotes.
But when Aberdeen Group wanted to find out about the current Industrial Networking trends and directions and wanted to find out why manufacturers were converging Corporate IT and Operational Technology (OT) networks, (and what was the business case for it?) they went out and talked to real executives in real companies.
So, Industrial Networking Building the Business Case for industrial Ethernet is a real-life look into what’s happening in the industry, and dares to compare industry leaders (“Best in Class”) with industry laggards.
“Manufacturing is an industry with complex operations, where the success of any organization lies in producing high quality products at lower costs at the right time. This requires companies to enable real-time visibility into operations at the plant floor as well as at the executive level to make intelligent decisions. Aberdeen’s surveyed over 150 executives to understand how industry leaders are taking advantage of industrial networking to enable real-time visibility into data to optimize production, maintenance, and safety.”
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Tags: Aberdeen Group, business case, Fieldbus, Hannover Messe, IE3000, industrial ethernet, plant floor networks, research, Rockwell
Today, industrial networks are being impacted by a number of trends – convergence of industrial and enterprise networks, growing inter-connectivity across industrial equipment, and heightened security concerns. Come visit Cisco in Hall 8, Stand 26 at Hannover Messe to see what we have to offer for manufacturing, mining, transportation, and oil, gas and energy companies. Read More »
Tags: Converged Plantwide Ethernet, Factory, Hannover Messe, Hanover, industrial ethernet, industrrial Automation, Manufacturing, Rockwell, security, wireless
Last Fall Cisco was a major exhibitor at the Rockwell Automation Fair in Chicago. Rockwell Automation have just published a video where Kevin Davenport from Cisco (Cisco is a Rockwell Automation Strategic Alliance Partner), talks about the company’s Industrial Ethernet switch technology for a secure Ethernet enabled factory, developed in collaboration with Rockwell Automation.
Hear Kevin being interviewed by Theresa Houck, Editor of the Journal from Rockwell Automation Magazine, as Kevin talks about some of the jointly developed technologies that Cisco and Rockwell were previewing at the show. Read More »
Tags: Automation Fair, booth, chicago, Cisco, Converged Plantwide Ethernet, industrial ethernet, machine builders, Manufacturing, McCormick., Rockwell, Rockwell Automation Fair, rockwell networking
Cisco Live UK (January 30th-Feb 2nd in London) is right around the corner. A good number of our attendees hail from the industrial verticals such as Transportation, Oil & Gas, Water/Waste Water Treatment, Automotive, and Food & Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods.
These industrial companies are wrestling with business challenges such as reducing costs, speeding time to market and improving production uptime. How does Cisco play in the industrial space you ask? Read More »
Tags: 2012, Andy Manuel, Asset tracking, Borderless Networks, cisco live, Cisco Live UK, demonstration, Energy monitoring, Industrial Automation, Industrial Data Management, industrial ethernet, industrial wireless, Machine to Machine, Manufacturing, Remote telemetry, secure remote access, Workforce Enablement
A funny thing happened to me on the way to the fair. The Rockwell automation Fair that is.The Pilot comes on the intercom and says something like:
“Hi, it’s the captain here. I want to tell you that we can’t get the flaps into the right position. We need number 15 and we can only get to 14.” (or he said something like that). “We’ve tried a few times and it doesn’t want to move.”
So we (the passengers) are all thinking: “What does that mean – are we going down?” Most of us don’t pilot planes so we don’t know how serious the situation is. We all agreed in our seating row that it was ‘TMI’ – Too Much Information? I think he realized that, because he then said words to the effect of:
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Tags: airplane, airport, Automation Fair, booth, chicago, Chicago o'hare, Cisco, Converged Plantwide Ethernet, crash, emergency, Fluke, industrial ethernet, Information overload, machine builders, Manufacturing, McCormick Center, McCormick., OEM, Panduit, Real Time, Rockwell, Rockwell Automation Fair, rockwell networking