Industrial IoT (IIoT)

Cisco and Jasper – Accelerating Enterprise IoT Success Worldwide

Today, Cisco announced the close of our acquisition of Jasper, a leading IoT service platform provider that powers the IoT initiatives of more than 3,500 enterprises worldwide. With Jasper’s cloud-based platform, companies of all sizes – and in any industry – can rapidly and cost-effectively launch, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale. […]

Denver In Running For $50 Million To Innovate City’s Transportation

Greetings from the Mile High City! When the Bronco’s won Super Bowl 50 last month, a million happy fans gathered downtown for a victory parade and rally in Civic Center Park. Transporting a million people around a city the size of Denver, in a matter of hours, is no easy task. That day saw the […]

February 11, 2016

MANUFACTURING

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 […]

December 7, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

The Digital Manufacturing Landscape and the Path Forward.

Any discussion on digital transformation and IoT leads to the fundamental question – “What are the possibilities and impacts in my industry?” The manufacturing industry has been dealing with this question for the last 50 years and in fact, has been an early adopter of technology to enable transformation.   For example,  in the mid-to-late 20th-century, […]

October 22, 2015

MANUFACTURING

Introducing “The Smart Bottling and Distribution System” from Cisco

When it comes to the Internet of Everything, few industries have as much opportunity, or as much at stake, as manufacturing. Specifically, certain verticals such as Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Food and Beverage manufacturing face unique challenges and opportunities. According to the Price Waterhouse 2015 Consumer Goods Report , the current market is seeing […]

October 6, 2015

MANUFACTURING

Connected Machines: Reducing Unplanned Downtime and Improving Service

Many manufacturers operate at high volumes, and unplanned production downtime is costly. One leading auto manufacturer estimates unplanned downtime in a factory can cost them as much as $20,000 per minute. Often these line down situations are the result of production machine failures that could be avoided if data from the machine was available to […]

October 5, 2015

MANUFACTURING

Digital Manufacturing: Transforming Your Business Model

Today’s announcement of Cisco’s Digital Solutions for Industries at the Global Editor’s Conference highlights our unique approach to help customers capture the promise of digitization. As Tony Shakib’s blog notes, “Digital transformation necessitates a combining of business and IT strategy that connects everything, embraces analytics, and takes a holistic approach to data security that spans […]