In case you missed it, here a summary of Karen Walker’s latest blog on the IoE Blog site that reaches out to all those in the Oil and Gas Industry:
“…we recently published a new report that shows a global oil and gas (O&G) industry awash with disruption, and primed for digital transformation. Low oil prices have upended the sector, spurring an urgent rethinking of strategy by oil and gas executives—and accelerating the adoption of IoE.”
Karen Walker, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Cisco and interim CMO, highlights some of the key findings from the report:
“To become agile enough to compete in the IoE Era, the oil and gas workforce must possess a mix of technical skills, industry knowledge, and business acumen. With talent shortages due to massive numbers of professionals retiring over the next few years—and a lack of necessary digital skills among those who remain— O&G firms need to make bold moves to transform their workforce strategy:
- Extend the reach of existing expertise –Video-based collaboration can help bridge the expected talent gap by making the most of professional expertise that is spread too thin, as well as providing ongoing training throughout the organization.
- Attract digitally-savvy talent – As up to 50 percent of oil and gas workers prepare for retirement in the next five to 10 years, who will be the next generation of workers that replaces them? An earlier Cisco report showed the next wave of digital transformation will be all about capturing timely, actionable insights from the deluge of data being generated by the Internet of Things (IoT), a key enabler of IoE.
- Bridge the silos – In addition to analytics expertise, O&G companies will need employees who can see and work across the boundaries between IT and operational technology (OT).
- Create a culture of innovation – O&G companies don’t compete just with each other for top talent, they compete with the likes of Google and Facebook. The best and brightest data scientists and software engineers want to be on the leading edge of innovation, not mired in “the way we’ve always done it”.”
Read the full blog to find out further insights here:
…and, as always, let us know what you think!
Tags: analytics, CERAWeek, Cisco, collaboration, Data Science, digital, Disruption, future workforce, IIoT, Internet of Everything, IoE, IoT, Karen Walker, marketing, oil and gas, oil prices, operational technology, OT, transformation
Cisco Intercloud Services and Why the Network Matters
I’d like to open by restating a position on Cloud: Cloud is only in its very infancy in terms of adoption. Despite all the hype in market, largely created by the marketing of the over-the-top service providers, most of global IT spending is in the non-Cloud space. (somebody will have a stat on this but I heard it is below 10%).
So why do you think this is?
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Tags: Cisco, cisco intercloud, Cisco Intercloud Services, Cloud Computing, global intercloud, IaaS, InterCloud, Internet of Everything, IoE, networking
The key to retail today is customer understanding —where each customer stands on his or her personal shopping journey, whether in-store or out. Retailers must “know” each shopper as never before. And they must offer the kinds of contextual, personally relevant experiences that will optimize their merchandise mix, create faster inventory turns, and drive greater customer engagement.
Yet, as a recent Cisco study revealed, offline retailers – or retailers that combine on and offline capabilities – have their own unique advantages – if they step up to the opportunities of the Internet of Everything (IoE) economy. By blending the benefits of the physical store — such as the ability to touch, compare, and try on products — with the benefits of the virtual world, retailers can create a new value proposition that can’t be matched by their online-only competitors. In the process, they not only drive their own industry’s disruption but challenge for market leadership.
Learn more by reading Mala Anand’s blog here.
Tags: Cisco, context, Internet of Everything, IoE, Mala Anand, retail, shopper
There’s no question that the Internet of Everything (IoE) and all of the data it generates will revolutionize core business functions. The challenge today is how to prepare your organization so it can get the most benefit from the arrival of IoE connectivity and big data. One approach is to look at the IoE opportunity in two parts: Evaluating use cases (discussed in this post) and defining the information architecture (covered in an upcoming Part 2). Read More »
Tags: Big Data, Cisco IT, coc-enterprise-networks, coc-ioe, data center, IoE
By 2020, the number of connected devices is expected to grow exponentially to 50 billion. The world of interconnected objects will have it’s data collected, analyzed and used to initiate action, which will provide a wealth of intelligence for planning, management, policy and decision-making.
Important information will be pushed out to machines, to individuals, and to Read More »
Tags: Internet of Everything, Internet of Things (IoT), IoE, IoT, M2M, security