Energy - Oil & Gas and Utilities

Big Themes from UTC2016: #CiscoChat Recap

Miss our #Ciscochat following UTC 2016? Catch up with utility companies and thought leaders on how they tackle the many issues impacting IT and telecom initiatives.

Join our #CiscoChat – BIG Themes from UTC 2016

What were the prevailing themes at UTC 2016? We’ll discuss this and more on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, at 9am PST/12pm EST.

OSIsoft User Conference Visitors Love Analytics at the Edge

This year Cisco sponsored the OSIsoft User Conference in San Francisco. Customers across the manufacturing, energy, and utility industries came to learn about our new fog computing capabilities that let analytics run at the edge of the network. The biggest challenge these customers have is that much of the data in their sensors, engines, machines, […]

Falling Oil Prices: Where’s the Opportunity?

Upstream, midstream and downstream: Discover solutions that add to the bottom line by increasing revenues, reducing costs, mitigating risks, and increasing customer loyalty.

Librestream and GBM Improve Safety with Rapid Response in the Field

Here’s a great story of how one of our oil and gas customers is making use of a sophisticated video collaboration solution in the field to accelerate response to issues and make significant improvements in safety and overall communication, especially in hazardous areas.

Power Grid Security: Separating Reality from Hype

We’ve all seen the news reports on power grid vulnerabilities and the possibility of an impending terror attack. Recently, Ted Koppel’s book, “Lights Out,” caused a wave of press around the issue. Similar spikes in press occurred in the year after the PG&E Metcalf substation sabotage and around the National Geographic special in October 2013, […]

Cisco and Partners Create a More Secure and Efficient Grid at DistribuTECH 2016

It was my third year of attending DistribuTECH and most attendees I met were no longer asking, “What’s Cisco doing here,” but rather, “What are you showing?” Many of the solutions we shared at our booth are made possible by partnering with other companies in the Utility space to help our joint customers achieve quicker […]

5 Themes We Heard at DistribuTECH 2016

I just got back from the 26th year of DistribuTECH, the largest annual Electric Utility Industry conference. The theme was “Focused on the Future” and the industry met to participate in sessions on working through the challenges of increasing the amount of power from renewable resources, managing the deployment of Distributed Energy Resources, and understanding […]