Manufacturing

September 13, 2013

MANUFACTURING

BYOD with Flair – Cisco Customer Vitra AG has Designs on Manufacturing.

  Having just moved into a new house, my wife and I are looking to see how all our old furniture can be re-used – with her eye on the best design (she’s a designer by trade), and my eye on cost. We’ll end up somewhere in the middle I expect, slightly geared towards ‘design’ […]

September 10, 2013

MANUFACTURING

The Gold Value of a “Connected Mine”

By Tony Shakib, Vice President of IoT Vertical Business, Cisco       I’ve been in IT for a long time and I often hear that data is worth its weight in gold.  Well, I recently spoke with Canadian-based Dundee Mining Company about how the data generated from their mines is now “connected” and helping […]

September 9, 2013

MANUFACTURING

Industrial Grade SDN

The software defined network has become all the rage lately for reasons that seem to vary and are caught up in interesting perceptions.  One view was that it allowed a single network to be controlled centrally and divided up logically to prevent different groups from interfering with one another, well that’s true.  Another view is […]

September 6, 2013

MANUFACTURING

Cisco Manufacturing Honored by Frost & Sullivan

I am happy to share the great news that the Cisco team received industry accolades last week when it was recognized by Frost & Sullivan for delivering a seamlessly connected enterprise collaboration solution across industry verticals.  The award, based on Frost & Sullivan’s Vision of the Future of Manufacturing Production 2.0 (Visi-MAP 2.0), identified the […]

September 6, 2013

MANUFACTURING

Welcome Dave Cronberger to the Manufacturing Industry Blog

Welcome Dave Cronberger to the Manufacturing Industry Blog It is with great pleasure that I introduce a key member of the Cisco Customer Global Enterprise Solutions Group. Dave is a customer solutions architect, working with and supporting key global customers, especially in the automotive industry. As an Infrastructure architect he is focused on physical and […]

August 30, 2013

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Krones AG – Connected Manufacturing for Data Center and Operations

Krones boosts production efficiency in data center and executes safe migration from RISC platforms for mission-critical applications Here’s a great story about the Machinery and Engineering company Krones Group, out of Neutraubling, Germany. The company manufactures machinery and complete plants for process, bottling, and packaging technology. Millions of bottles, cans, and specially shaped containers are […]

August 29, 2013

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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 […]

August 6, 2013

MANUFACTURING

Then and Now: Why Manufacturing isn’t what it used to be

It’s interesting to think back to the times when a manufacturing job meant hard labor, a lack of automation and crowded plant floors. Flash forward to the manufacturers of today and the differences in productivity and efficiency are incredible. In a previous post, I mentioned that the misperception of the manufacturing industry is a dirty, […]

August 6, 2013

MANUFACTURING

From Concept to Execution: Connecting the Car

Cars are important to Cisco. With Cisco’s heritage in networking the enterprise, we understand how to create a secure, scalable and high performing networking framework – one that enables connectivity and new user experiences. In a nutshell, this has been the foundation for our efforts in connecting cars. We’ve taken some of the key aspects […]