May 16, 2017


New Network Saves Factory $1M & Eliminates Downtime

What comes to mind when you think of Durham, North Carolina?  If you’re like most people, it’s probably one of three things: minor league baseball, Duke basketball, or tobacco. The 1988 film Bull Durham cemented the town’s notoriety and the Durham Bulls as one of the most famous minor league franchises in sports. Coach Mike […]

May 15, 2017


WannaCry and Ransomware: How Manufacturers Can Reduce Risk

Friday, May 12 looked like a typical day for most folks as they went into work looking to finish off their day and head into the weekend. But as the day progressed, many organizations across the globe quickly realized that their TGIF was going to be spent dealing with a ransomware attack known as WannaCry. […]

May 10, 2017


The Journey to Industrie 4.0 Continues

We wrapped up the Hannover Messe event at the end of April in Hannover, Germany, and I can say one thing – Wow!  The official numbers are still not in,...

May 2, 2017


Sun, Sand—and Secure, Connected Factories

After a very successful Hannover Messe event last week, our Cisco manufacturing team focuses this week on the annual CSIA Executive Conference, May 2-5, in Ft. Lauderdale.

April 28, 2017


Lessons from Hannover Messe: 5 Ways to Leverage IT for Your Industrial Ops

At the 2017 Hannover Messe, dozens of manufacturing execs were trying to figure out how to move forward their platforms, teams, and philosophies to enable Industrie 4.0 outcomes at scale.

April 25, 2017


Unlock more value from machine data with Time Sensitive Networking

TSN enables a single, Ethernet network that works across vendors and drives IT and OT convergence through common management practices.

April 18, 2017


Industrial Security Webinars: Learn How to Better Protect Your Plant

Are you looking to better understand the current landscape of industrial security? What about best overall practices for securing your plant floor?

April 12, 2017


Why Do Factories Need a Digital-Ready Infrastructure?

Digital transformation, digital business, digitization, digital disruption. There are countless ways to phrase it, but it boils down to this. When digital technologies enable new business models, that’s digital transformation. Digital factory initiatives are generating incredible business outcomes, and at the core there’s a common denominator—a digital-ready infrastructure. Manufacturers’ Distinct Take on Digital Transformation In […]

April 7, 2017


Solving the IoT Talent Puzzle

Manufacturing executives are recognizing the need to reskill their employees, and how credible learning providers help develop talent from within. Key takeaways from our panel discussion at the 2017 Internet of Manufacturing Business Conference.