Join Cisco at Automation Fair 2018
The city of brotherly love will become the center of manufacturing this fall as Automation Fair comes into town, November 14-15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Just like...
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...
Increase Your Cross-Selling with the 3 P’s for Extended Enterprise
Paul Bueller shares three P's for how partners can increase Extended Enterprise sales, including something he considers a best kept secret.
IIOT – How Ready are You (Really)?
Manufacturing executives all over the world are looking at IIoT/Industry 4.0 (Industrial Internet of Things) as a way to transform their business. They understand the potential of the technology that...
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 […]
4 Reasons We’re Optimistic About the Future of Manufacturing
Today, organizations around the US are turning their attention to the future of manufacturing. Manufacturing Day (October 6) recognizes the critical role the industry plays in the county’s economy and workforce. Across the US, manufacturing is viewed as an essential sector to economic growth: 76% of Americans say they think the country needs to make […]
Manufacturers, Here’s What You Need to Know from the 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report
It’s no secret that manufacturers are concerned about security. Recently, Cisco published the 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR), which reflects the changing security landscape for manufacturers and many industries.
Industrial applications: What does a successful deployment look like?
I recently took part in a plant tour with a manufacturer in the early days of modernizing its plant floor. Two decades old, this factory had always relied on manual data collection. The team hand-carried operational data back to the office to be correlated and analyzed. Then they would make improvements or address issues they […]