Manufacturing CIO’s – Build your blueprint for transformation at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Orlando 2018
From IoT to security to modernizing the plant floor and increasing support for business applications, manufacturing CIO’s have a lot coming at them. The enterprise is extending, and barriers that...
The Factory: A Living Organism for Wireless and Mobility
We live in a wireless world. We almost never plug our computers into a network. Our mobile phones and tablets provide constant connectivity. Some of us wear health tracking devices...
How to Evolve your Manufacturing Environment to an Ultimate State
At Cisco Live, we discussed how to improve customers' factory networks and reduce downtime. We put all those discussions in one place, which we call the Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing.
Industrial System Integrators converge at CSIA
The month of April is a busy month for manufacturing. In Europe, the annual Hannover Messe event kicks off in a few weeks and is one of the largest international...
Coming Soon to a City Near You – Manufacturing Technical Workshops
The month of March ushers in warmer temperature as Spring weather begins to emerge. College basketball season kicks into high gear with March Madness and St. Patrick's day turns everyone...
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....
Know the Why’s of Industrial Wireless
Despite its prevalence in all areas of our lives, wireless connectivity in industrial settings isn’t as ubiquitous. There are a number of reasons for this, but mainly due to the environment.
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. […]
Now’s the Time to Deploy Wireless in the Factory
Since manufacturers around the globe constantly have to adapt to ever shifting market conditions, any technology that lends a competitive advantage can be a game changer. Implementing wireless on the factory floor can be just that. And our announcement with Rockwell Automation this week at Automation Fair, will make this a no-brainer. The announcement covered […]