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Should manufacturing embrace the cloud?

November 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm PST

Cloud Computing: you’ve heard of it, but how will it affect you as a manufacturer? Is it the right solution for your industry or not?

Cisco has released its recent Global Cloud Index projections which state that Cloud Traffic will increase 12-fold between 2010 and 2015.

The Cisco Cloud Index covers three crucial areas focused on data center and cloud traffic trends and next-generation service or application adoption. They include: Read More »

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(almost) real-time social media at Automation Fair

November 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm PST

(almost) real-time social media

We wanted our social media strategy for this year’s Automation Fair to be (almost) real-time; we wanted you to feel like you were attending the event as it unfolded.

Additionally, if you were at the event and weren’t able to see everything, then we wanted you to be able to catch-up on things you may have missed. So if you didn’t make it to our booth on the first day, then you could see a preview of what we had to offer to make sure you visited the second day.

Essentially, this is how we accomplished our goal: Read More »

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Höganäs North America chooses Cisco over others for Unified Wireless and Secure Network – Part 2

November 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm PST

Today, at Höganäs North America, the high-performance Cisco network delivers the day-to-day voice and data communications needed for around-the-clock communications and network connectivity that are vital to Höganäs’ staff for not only daily operations but to ensure the safety of their 80 plant employees: activities such as enabling crane operators servicing furnaces to alert nearby teams to help ensure their safety for example.

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Cisco — covering 84% of the globe

November 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm PST

Global Convergence

Everyone knows that Cisco is a global company. But it is rare that we get to see so many of our international colleagues in one place at one time.

Automation Fair was such a place and time! Check out our counterparts from AMEA, Europe, and Latin America in this video shot live on the Automation Fair floor. Read More »

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Digital Media Suite

Cisco DMS

One of the demonstrations we showed at Automation Fair this week was the Cisco Digital Media Suite for Manufacturing. Cisco Digital Media Suite extends digital media to new applications for real-time and on-demand communications with flexible digital media creation, management, and publishing of content in various formats to multiple devices.

Here’s a quick video showing an overview of this solution and its benefits for manufacturers:

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