Internet of Things – What is Cisco doing for Business with IoT?
I recently had the pleasure of talking to Tony Shakib and Navdeep Johar at a recent Cisco Live event, and asked both to talk about The Internet of Things and what it means for business, particularly industrial businesses. After a great session presented by Tony Shakib at Cisco Live, I talked to Tony and Navdeep […]
Mercedes Improves Customer Service Through Video
Have you ever put your car in for service and it came back with a ‘door-ding’, or some other damage? Now, to be clear you probably can’t be 100% sure it didn’t happen in a car parking lot, or was it kids being too rough with there toys? And where did that scratch come from […]
Manufacturers Go Mobile
Guest Blog by Mary Ann Azevedo: Mary Ann Azevedo is an award-winning journalist based in Silicon Valley. She has covered business and technology issues for Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the San Francisco Business Times and the Houston Business Journal. An excellent piece by Mary Ann Azevedo is now available on the “The Network” (originally […]
Cisco Live 2013 – Great feedback for Industry Sessions, and it’s not over yet…
Wow, one of the best Cisco Live events yet: Cisco has its mojo back (analyst comments!); attendees engaging in great dialogue, and Cisco and Partner Presenters and demonstrations better than ever! The keynote sessions are always packed, and with the big-name executives on show that’s hardly surprising. I, for one, was also impressed at how […]
Cisco Live 2013 – Manufacturing Industry Presence and John Chambers Welcome Message
Get ready for one of the best Cisco Lives yet! A good number of attendees hail from industrial sectors such...
Cisco Messages on Hannover Messe Part 3 – That knowing look between ODVA and Cisco
Adrienne Meyer, ODVA, Manager of Member Services and Guy Denis, Business Development Manager at Cisco Systems, explain the value and integration that Cisco brings to ODVA for the past decade at Hannover Messe 2013. Here is the third and final installment from the recent Cisco presence at Hanover Messe presence. The first installment can be […]
Messages on Hannover Messe Part 2 – Rudolph Maly and 4th Industrial Revolution
Rudolph Maly, Head of Cisco Connected Industries for EMEAR, talks about the 2013 Hannover Messe event in Germany and says “Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution!” Here is the second installment from the recent Cisco presence at Hannover Messe presence. The first installment can be viewed here: Cisco Messages on Hannover Messe Part 1, Guy […]
“We Want More Automated Cars” Cisco Consumer Experience Report shows
Cisco Consumer Experience Report for Automotive Surprises Many: Consumers Desire More Automated Automobiles, According to the Cisco Study I was fortunate enough to lead the Cisco team that looked at consumer experiences in the automotive industry, and the results were eye-opening. For those of you that didn’t know, the study surveyed more than 1,500 consumers […]
Cisco Messages on Hannover Messe Part 1, Guy Denis talks about the Cisco Booth
Guy Denis, Business Development Manager for Industrial Automation at Cisco Systems, explains the booth at Hannover Messe 2013 and how it relates to the theme of...
Research and Development – Who are the Global Leaders?
Following on from my recent blog about “Is Manufacturing Coming Back to the US?” one of Morgan Stanley’s Investment guys, Ruchir Sharma, (Managing Director and the head of the Emerging Markets Equity team) has a book out called ‘Breakout Nations’ and in it he says: “Every Investment idea is right for a while” He was […]
Cisco Power Over EtherNet (POE) – What’s the Benefit to Your Business?
An introduction to how Cisco Industrial POE can simplify electrical wiring, increase device portability, and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This is available on the Cisco IE3000 and IE2000 Series products now. IP devices are becoming Ubiquitous, and the Internet of things is upon us, and predictions are for billions of devices connected over […]
Is Manufacturing Coming Back to the US?
Manufacturing Exports up over past 18 months for USA. Douglas Burtnick of Aberdeen Asset Management was heard on NBR recently talking about how the US export story is really interesting, and often overlooked by those not focused on the manufacturing industry. He said… “Companies are seeing external demand for anything from machinery, to electronics, to […]
Cisco Connected Industries talks about the IE2000 Industrial Ethernet Switch
Connected Industries shows off the entry level Industrial Switch, the IE2000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQLx3cnrGz0 Yuta Endo, Cisco Connected Industries Product Manager, discusses the newest version of the IE2000 range of products that addresses the growing trends of Industrial and Enterprise Network convergence; connectivity across Industrial equipment; and the heightened security concerns that are burgeoning. Yuta talks about […]
Cisco Live Australia 2013 a success for Connected Industries and IoT
I just caught up with some colleagues who were present at the Cisco Live 2013 event just held in Melbourne, Australia, 5-8 March, 2013. "It was a great...
Cisco Connected Industries at Cisco Live! Melbourne, Australia, 5-8 March, 2013
Check out the Connected Industries presence at Cisco Live Australia, 2013. Cisco Connected Industries are present in Melbourne showing off some...
Please Welcome Jason Pates to the Cisco Manufacturing Blog
I’m pleased to introduce Jason Pates to the Cisco Manufacturing Blog. Jason leads the Manufacturing, High Tech and Energy verticals for Cisco’s Customer Business Transformation (CBT) consulting practice which is a part of the Collaboration Technology Group here at Cisco. The CBT team includes a group of experienced business consultants who work with many of […]
Happy Valentine’s Day From the Cisco Manufacturing Industry Blog
Have a Great Valentine’s Day!… From Peter Granger and your Blogging Team!…
Virtualization on the plant floor – Control Engineering Article
Virtualization on the plant floor “While IT networks already use virtualization extensively, its benefits are moving into industrial networks. Five diverse viewpoints on its advantages and implementation are offered.” Great article in the recent Control Engineering magazine on the the topic of virtualization for manufacturing environments. Control Engineering states it is a major discussion, so […]
Internet of Things at Cisco Live UK, 2013
Cisco Internet of Things Partner Pavilion Cisco Live is taking place right now in
Welcome Helder Antunes to the Manufacturing Industry Blog
Please Welcome Helder Antunes to the Manufacturing Industry Blog It is with great pleasure that I introduce a key member of the Cisco Connected Industries Group (Cisco CIG), Helder Antunes. Helder Antunes is Managing Director, Smart Connected Vehicle, CIG . He is a 15-year Cisco veteran with a background in both network security and the […]
Happy New Year to the Manufacturing Industry from Cisco, 2013
The numbers coming out month after month show that we seem to be tracking a slow but steady recovery. As I’ve said before, I’m cautiously optimistic about the manufacturing sector – especially in the USA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPLsjvunQ5U On Thursday (3rd January, 2013), ADP1 said construction added 39,000 positions in December, second only to trade and transportation […]
Please Welcome Diana Huang to the Manufacturing Industry Blog
It is with great pleasure that I introduce another key member of IBSG’s Manufacturing Practice, Diana Huang. As a key Industry Thought Leader, Diana has had a distinguished career at Cisco to date and is currently leading the Greater China team in helping Fortune 500 CEOs address their most strategic issues—from growth strategy, global expansion, […]
Welcome Bob Dean to the Manufacturing Industry Blog
Please join me in welcoming Bob Dean to the Manufacturing Industry Blog! I am pleased to introduce Robert (Bob) Dean to the Cisco Manufacturing Industry Blog. Bob is the Executive Director with Cisco’s Americas Business Transformation team and is responsible for building and leading the go-to-market ans sales development strategies for the Manufacturing Industry […]
Cisco’s Interactive Experience Portals on the Plant Floor, at your Fingertips!
I’m amazed at how tablet computers make things easier in our personal lives. I can quickly access technology papers for work or research restaurant options for dinner tonight. I can take an online course or collaborate with my nephew who’s studying abroad. Some people even monitor and manage their home heating, cooling and surveillance systems while they’re away. The interactivity has an […]
Exploring Cisco Partners in Automation Fair’s EtherNet/IP Partner Booth 1407
A recent blog by Sue Nolin discussed the EtherNet/IP Network Infrastructure on display in the joint partner booth at Automation Fair this week. In this video Paul Didier, Cisco’s Solution Architect, tells us about the partners in that booth and how their combined technologies provide the core foundation for successful standard IP network deployments in […]