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 […]
Watch now: Top 5 business expansion strategies for system integrators
Earlier this month, I was involved in a webinar in partnership with CSIA and Panduit that focused on system integrators and expanding their business. The system integrator role is evolving from being project-centric into a long-term solutions partner who can help manufacturing clients in critical areas such as: Security considerations on the factory floor IT/OT […]
Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap at Cisco Live
By pursuing eLearning opportunities, employers and their employees can help bridge the manufacturing skills gap one training course at a time.
Get in the Industrial Zone at Cisco Live
At Cisco Live, Industrial IP Advantage will be showing its new eLearning courses focused on designing IoT-enabled industrial network architectures and hosting a social media contest. Stop by the booth!
Join us for a #CiscoChat: Closing the OT& IT Knowledge Gap in Manufacturing
Join us on January 11 for a CiscoChat on how manufacturers can close the IT/OT knowledge gap, with subject matter experts from Cisco, Panduit, and Rockwell Automation.
Digitization@Work: The Manufacturing Plant
Digitization is rapidly transforming the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are now tracking supplies and resources, viewing work flow status, measuring production yield, and predicting downtime through extensive data collection and analytics in real time. Companies that digitize their operation will leave behind those relying on legacy systems. In fact, nearly 4 of the top 10 incumbents […]
Closing the Knowledge Gap in Manufacturing: Converge IT with OT
Recently, the article “Making IoT Pay in Manufacturing” in Forbes caught my eye with a few interesting statistics from a recent study: 71% of manufacturers say IoT will have a significant impact or some impact on their business over the next five years (24% and 47% respectively) Yet 24% have no company wide understanding of […]
Manufacturing, IoT and Innovation – What’s the Missing LInk?
My colleague Chet Namboodri recently discussed, “The Internet of Things and the Future of Manufacturing” with Manufacturing Revival Radio. In the interview, Chet discussed how best in class manufacturers like GM and Stanley Black and Decker are driving innovation and capturing real business value across their value chain by developing and executing an IoT strategy. […]