Manufacturing

March 1, 2018

MANUFACTURING

2018 Cybersecurity Report Spotlights Emerging Threats to OT Environments

Manufacturers saw many interesting developments in the realm of industrial security in 2017. There were tremendous shifts in how to guard against threats with ransomware like WannaCry,...

February 8, 2018

MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing mobility: Data, voice, video, and location

Manufacturers use wireless to increase margins, reduce cycle times, enable lean, and improve equipment productivity. While pervasive wireless connects sensors, tools, robots, AGVs, and RFID devices, it also enables mobility....

January 24, 2018

MANUFACTURING

IIOT – How Ready are You (Really)?

Manufacturing executives all over the world are looking at IIoT/Industry 4.0 (Industrial Internet of Things) as a way to transform their business. They understand the potential of the technology that...

January 10, 2018

MANUFACTURING

Sun, Sand and Industrial Security

Across the United States, people are defrosting and starting to shovel their way out of January’s  Polar Vortex “bomb cyclone.” Even the state of Florida saw some chillier than usual temperatures. Florida has de-thawed now and next week security professionals from all-over head to South Beach for the annual S4 ICS security conference, January 16-18 […]

December 12, 2017

MANUFACTURING

Mohawk Creates New From Old with Cisco

When Mohawk, the world’s largest flooring manufacturer, had challenges in their factory network, they needed a partner who understood the enterprise and IT “carpeted” side of the house (pun intended) as well as the “concrete” side of the house in manufacturing.  They chose Cisco, the world leader in enterprise networking and the #1 market share […]

November 30, 2017

MANUFACTURING

2017 Automation Fair Final Thoughts

Another Automation Fair has come and gone, and much like the Houston Astros championship World Series run, the event was a big success with more than 10,000 attendees during the week. The big themes of Connected Plantwide Ethernet (CPWE) architecture, connectivity and security were prominent as well as a lot of discussion around process applications […]

November 13, 2017

MANUFACTURING

For IIoT success, look beyond your factory walls

The architecture for Industrial IoT (IIoT) is largely understood. Sensors gather data. Networks orchestrate the data. Computation processes the data and analysis of the data to make it usable and actionable. However, one of the most significant challenges for manufacturers looking to create a connected factory is where to start their project. The next question […]

October 31, 2017

MANUFACTURING

One Secure Network for Industrie 4.0

SPS IPC Drives 2017 - Nuremberg Germany November 28-30, 2017 - Location: 10.0-320 (HOPF booth) I’m excited to announce that Cisco will have a presence at SPS Drives...