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2021 Manufacturing Trends Series – Part 1: Sustainability
I’m writing this blog (unlike other podcast corresponding blogs) on the heels of recording the sustainability episode. Which, given the abnormality of the timing, is due to a number of reasons, the main one being that it’s a subject that (you’ll soon hear) I’m incredibly passionate about. Disclaimers A few disclaimers before we begin though: While we have done a lot of research for this […]
Manufacturing in 2021 – the IDC perspective
There is no way to talk about the last year within the manufacturing industry without bringing up the impact of COVID-19. Manufacturing was unprepared to deal with disruption, which has caused many across the industry to rethink their approach to the business, and how to be better prepared.
Blog in a blog: ARC Advisory Group 2021 Trends
2021: The New Normal I think the biggest question we’ve all had since the onset of this pandemic has been: when will this end? As it became clearer over time that this wasn’t going to just go away as many of us had hoped, the question became: what comes next? As vaccines continue to be […]
The Kickoff: 2021 Manufacturing Trends Podcast Series
During our series of 2021 Trends in Manufacturing, we will explore what's needed to achieve “Extreme Agility,” as well as the technologies that Cisco and others provide that deliver the business needs essential for the “new normal.”
Live from home: Cisco at Rockwell Automation Fair 2020
Things look a bit different this year… As this year (finally) comes to a close, it’s hard to not look back and think of what could have been. Whether it’s family gatherings, travel plans, career moves, or even just going to your favorite bar, 2020 feels like a bit of a lost year. Personally, something […]
The malware is in my factory…now what?
Editor’s note: To learn more about securing the manufacturing cell, check out the latest episode of our Manufacturing Leader’s podcast, available now. Take a listen below or listen on our site. A growing problem As we’ve been seeing in many headlines and articles, there is a clear awareness that the manufacturing floor is under attack. […]
Cisco’s Manufacturing Leaders Podcast is BACK!
A lot has changed… Our last Manufacturing Leaders podcast was released in March. Who could have known how different the world would be not long after it was posted? Like many of you in the industry, Cisco has faced plenty of challenges with the roller coaster this crisis has put us on. Yes, we are […]
Preview: 2020 Manufacturing Virtual Summit November 9-10
A lot has changed over the past several months. For the manufacturing industry, the changes have been sudden and drastic, with many manufacturers forced to shut down operations, while others had to find ways to continue their essential work. A lot still remains uncertain, and as we look forward to 2021, the question on everyone’s […]
CPwE: An Industrial Network Blueprint
Converged Plantwide Ethernet is tested and validated by Cisco and Rockwell Automation What’s at stake? Roughly 46 percent of organizations will experience 5-16 hours of downtime from a major security breach. Other risks to company profits include the unpredictable maintenance costs of an aging infrastructure and the number of industrial IoT devices increasing daily. This is why […]