Manufacturing

August 6, 2013

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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 […]

July 24, 2013

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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 […]

July 23, 2013

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Industrial IP Advantage the IT and OT Broker

The IT (Information Technology) and the OT (Operational Technology) “worlds” are requiring convergence to meet the growing complexity of a more informed customer driven market. Not only in the technical sense, but also organizationally.  I don’t know about you, but trying to keep up with the alphabet soup of acronymous in one world is difficult enough, but when […]

July 18, 2013

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Standards Boost Business: Competing in a Global Economy

Guest Blog by the President and CEO of the American National Standards Institute, S. Joe Bhatia: learn directly from the American National Standards Institute about the importance of standards, how their adoption and promotion can help organizations innovate in a global market, while lowering costs and gaining competitive advantage Author Bio: S. Joe Bhatia, president […]

July 16, 2013

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Converge OT with IT for Business Benefits in Manufacturing

At the recent Cisco Live 2013 event in Orlando, I talked about the business value of converging operations technology (OT)—used for industrial automation systems—with IT business networks, in order to create more secure, end-to-end, standard communications and control.  Regarding business value of IT/OT convergence for machine builders/integrators and consequently their manufacturing customers, I referenced a […]

July 2, 2013

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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 […]

June 27, 2013

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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 […]

June 26, 2013

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Connected Driving Experience at Cisco Live

 Your car GPS alerts you on an accident and automatically found the best detour. The car ahead of you suddenly brakes and your car adjusts automatically.  Your car alerted your mechanic that something is ‘not quite right’ and started sharing diagnostic data, before you set out on your excursion. During your road trip, your car […]

June 24, 2013

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14.4 Trillion (Reasons!!) To Visit Booth #1558 At 2013 CiscoLIve!

Last week I went to one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco…. Swan Oyster.  It’s an old school “dive” with the authentic rustic ambience you would expect from a 100 year old SF oyster bar.  I waited in line for 2 HOURS for four reasons……well 3.8 reasons.  First, you can’t find fresher oysters anywhere, […]