connected factory

Experience Robots, Flying Objects, and Shooting Stars in Virtual Reality 

Did you know that about 60 years ago, “Sensorama” the first virtual reality (VR) machine was invented by Morton Heilig?  And 50 years ago, the first VR and augmented reality HMD (head-mounted display) was created by Ivan Sutherland. [Source: Timeline of Virtual Reality]. Today, virtual reality technology is becoming reality. How do I know? For […]

June 30, 2016

MANUFACTURING

How Manufacturers are Unlocking the Value of Data

We explore how manufacturers are approaching digital transformation on a podcast with Scott Lapcewich, Vice President and General Manager of Customer Support and Maintenance for Rockwell Automation.

April 27, 2016

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Making the Factory of the Future a Reality with FANUC

FANUC announced a collaborative effort with Cisco, Rockwell Automation, and Preferred Networks (PFN) to jointly develop the FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (FIELD) system.

March 2, 2016

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5 Cybersecurity conversations you aren’t having

In a recent meeting I saw this meme posted in a cubicle: How appropriate for a discussion on business executive moments of enlightenment. I have the opportunity to lead a line-of-business senior executive advisory board with members from the top manufacturing companies across the world. Our recent board meeting focused on digitization in manufacturing where […]

February 10, 2016

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3 Secrets to Going Digital from Flex’s CIO

What are the secrets to a successful digital transformation? We’re exploring that in our Going Digital podcast hosted by Peter High, President of Metis Strategy, Author and Keynote...

January 22, 2016

MANUFACTURING

Jump Start Your Connected Factory: Recap of the Recent #CiscoChat

Manufacturers are challenged with how to start digitizing their factories. Many have told me it is not inertia or budget holding them back, but being overwhelmed or unsure of where to start. Yet the value that awaits them is great – connected factories can boost profits by up to 19 percent (according to our latest […]

January 21, 2016

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A Simple Way to Get Your Factory IoT-Ready

Before coming to Cisco, I worked as CTO for an irrigation system manufacturer. We were building a cloud-based commercial irrigation system and we needed an improved ERP system for the back-office transactions. My goal was to move us from the on-premise system that was architected when Ronald Reagan was president to a new cloud-based system. […]

January 12, 2016

MANUFACTURING

#CiscoChat: Jump Start Your Connected Factory

A new year- and time for new initiatives and a chance to fast start your competitiveness as a manufacturer. According to our recent Manufacturing Thought Leadership Study, digital manufacturers who have connected their factories and production facilities are driving up to 19% more profits (over 10 years) than their ‘unconnected’ counterparts. What are some of […]