Industrial IoT (IIoT)
Sun, Sand and Industrial Security
Across the United States, people are defrosting and starting to shovel their way out of January’s Polar Vortex “bomb cyclone.” Even the state of Florida saw some chillier than usual temperatures. Florida has de-thawed now and next week security professionals from all-over head to South Beach for the annual S4 ICS security conference, January 16-18 […]
Leverage Collaboration Technology for Maintenance, Repair and Operations
Collaboration tools are rapidly changing maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) procedures on the factory floor.
Cisco Industrial IoT in Action at Cisco Live Cancun
Customers, partners and industry leaders are soaking in Yucatan heat and learning about the latest developments in the Industrial IoT market this week at Cisco Live Cancun.
One Secure Network for Industrie 4.0
SPS IPC Drives 2017 - Nuremberg Germany November 28-30, 2017 - Location: 10.0-320 (HOPF booth) I’m excited to announce that Cisco will have a presence at SPS Drives...
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 […]
Join us for “Real World Deployments for Industrial Applications” Webinar
There has been a lot of discussion lately around why IoT projects fail. Many projects stall at the proof of concept (POC) phase, and only about a quarter of these investments are considered a success. With these setbacks however, there are some notable achievements as well. As part of our factory of the future webinar […]
Why Do Factories Need a Digital-Ready Infrastructure?
Digital transformation, digital business, digitization, digital disruption. There are countless ways to phrase it, but it boils down to this. When digital technologies enable new business models, that’s digital transformation. Digital factory initiatives are generating incredible business outcomes, and at the core there’s a common denominator—a digital-ready infrastructure. Manufacturers’ Distinct Take on Digital Transformation In […]
Hannover Messe 2017 Kicks Off Industrie 4.0 Innovation
April showers brings May flowers but if you are in Germany in late April, Hannover Messe is the breeding ground for innovation in the global manufacturing industry.
Smart manufacturing: when factories go digital
I dedicate time daily to read up on manufacturing technology and trends across many sectors of the industry. Usually I focus this time on reading blogs, industry articles, and reports that I’ve subscribed to or bookmarked over the years. On occasion I attend industry events which allows me to talk with industry peers, attend sessions, […]