Welcome to the Manufacturing Industry Blog
Did you know that the Manufacturing Industry is one of Cisco’s biggest sectors served, greater than 10% of overall revenues? You probably know that Cisco has historically served the Enterprise IT and Network buying centers of most manufacturing companies around the globe, but did you know that Cisco has the same business magnitude as Rockwell Automation, Emerson Process Management and Honeywell Process Systems within the manufacturing industry?
That’s because over the past decade we’ve pushed the relevance of Cisco well beyond the concerns of the networking engineer and are now leading the dialogue, solutions and innovations for manufacturers’ lines of business—crossing the entire value chain and ecosystems that compose a manufacturing enterprise. With a complement of collaboration, virtualization and video service architectures that we provide over the network, Cisco has proven to be a trusted partner for manufacturers, transforming their businesses and creating long-term competitive advantage through new models for customer growth, product and business innovation, agility and operational excellence.
Welcome to Cisco’s online presence for the Manufacturing industry,
one of Cisco’s largest vertical business segments.
So what can you expect from this blog? Who are the people contributing, and what are their backgrounds? What are Cisco’s views and opinions about the manufacturing Industry? Why would you be interested?
We want you to be part of the dialogue. Cisco has gained increased influence with manufacturers not only in terms of technical guidance, but also in terms of business advice and thought leadership..The goal of this blog is to share and broaden that perspective. Read the blogs, watch the videos and give us your comments and opinions. We welcome your viewpoint and constructive feedback.
Alongside my production-oriented industrial expertise (I myself came to Cisco with lengthy industrial experience with companies such as GE) , I include a team of Cisco expert contributors to this Manufacturing Industry blog: Kevin Davenport, Paul Didier, Peter Granger, Mark Wylie and Andrew Lach. We welcome you to join us in this dialogue on the future of Manufacturing.