Internet of Everything (IOE)

January 22, 2016

MANUFACTURING

Jump Start Your Connected Factory: Recap of the Recent #CiscoChat

Manufacturers are challenged with how to start digitizing their factories. Many have told me it is not inertia or budget holding them back, but being overwhelmed or unsure of where to start. Yet the value that awaits them is great – connected factories can boost profits by up to 19 percent (according to our latest […]

January 12, 2016

MANUFACTURING

#CiscoChat: Jump Start Your Connected Factory

A new year- and time for new initiatives and a chance to fast start your competitiveness as a manufacturer. According to our recent Manufacturing Thought Leadership Study, digital manufacturers who have connected their factories and production facilities are driving up to 19% more profits (over 10 years) than their ‘unconnected’ counterparts. What are some of […]

January 12, 2016

SMALL BUSINESS

Small Business Update

Hello all, Welcome to 2016. I wanted to provide a quick update as we start the new year. First off, if you did not know, we have a fantastic

December 7, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Our Innovation Ecosystem Shines Brilliantly at IoTWF in Dubai

As the sun rises on the third day of the third annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) this year in the super smart city of Dubai – the brilliance of the Internet of Things (IoT) market and the robust ecosystem that supports it continues to shine brightly. Rapid IoT prototyping and other innovative solutions […]

November 23, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Countdown to Winner’s Circle at IoTWF Starts for 2015 Innovation Grand Challenge

So now the countdown begins to name the winners of our second annual Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge at IoTWF. Today we unveil the six finalists selected by Cisco judges after a highly complex evaluation process, which started six months ago with 3,000 entries from more than 100 countries. I am calling these next-generation innovators, the Super […]

November 18, 2015

INNOVATION

Catalysts for 10x Innovation (Part 1)

“Why does a computer need a fan? I want my computer to be quiet and small!” Steve Jobs actually provoked that question when he started the journey that led to the creation of Apple II nearly four decades ago.  And, of course, the journey made history and continues on into new frontiers of technology. Asking […]

November 4, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Celebrating Cisco’s Four Marketing Excellence Awards!

If you’ve ever gone hiking through the woods, you know the importance of a trail marker. You can have a great map and plenty of wilderness experience, but sometimes the wild gets the better of you. All of the trees start to look the same. It’s disorienting. You can be on the right path all […]

October 23, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Digital Adoption Lifecycle: Don’t Be a Laggard

I can remember it vividly: The year was 1995, and I was working at a start up in Silicon Valley. What was the Internet like back then? It was certainly not ubiquitous, as it is today. At that point, the Internet was still fledgling—although it was exploding—and ecommerce was starting to take off. There was […]