How edgy should your edge compute be?
Here at Cisco, we consider edge computing to mean that data is processed before it crosses any wide area network (WAN). Crossing the WAN—whether to send data to a traditional data center on-prem or in the cloud—introduces latency and incurs additional costs, both of which edge computing is intended to avoid. That being said, there […]
Using tech for good: How Cisco IoT is keeping rhinos safe
Imagine deploying an internet of things (IoT) solution to track mobile assets, but there’s no internet access, no cellular connectivity and no power. The landscape is hilly with rocky outcrops, and, to make things even more interesting, you’re installing towers surrounded by wild lion prides and herds of buffalo. No sweat, right? But that’s nothing […]
IoT Learning Journey: 4 Reasons to Get IoT Authorized
IoT opens the door for new business opportunities and helps companies benefit from new revenue streams developed by advanced business models and services. Here are four reasons why it’s a good time for Cisco Partners to get IoT Authorized.
Can You Play Minecraft on a Cisco Switch?
Cloud Computing is awesome... everything centrally working in one place. But, in some cases putting computing workload on to networking devices like a switch might be very beneficial! Watch this video to see how to host your computer game servers directly on the switch.
Optimizing manufacturing’s new output: data
Digital-first enterprises deliver eight times more revenue growth and twice as much profit margin than their peers. It’s true in retail. It’s true in banking. And it’s true in manufacturing – the focus of this blog post. My friend and former colleague, IDC analyst Frank Gens, shared those insights in Preparing for the Digital-First Economy: […]
Edge computing: Benefits and IoT use cases
Edge computing brings a number of benefits to the Internet of Things. Reduced latency, improved resiliency and availability, lower costs, and local data storage (to assist with regulatory compliance) to name a few. In my last blog post I examined some of these benefits as a means of defining exactly where is the edge. Now […]
IoT: Quench the thirst for smart water management
Water is one of our most precious resources. Yet every year, we lose more than 126 million cubic meters globally to leaks, poor metering and theft. Beyond that is the energy wasted moving water that never gets used. It adds up to staggering economic – and environmental – costs. It also presents one of the […]
From outside-in to inside-out: My take on IoT
At IDC I co-founded a practice that studied the three dimensions of IoT: industry technology platforms, industry verticals and industry geographies. As an industry analyst, I had a front-row ticket to the IoT market and continually witnessed incredible innovations. Like many other experts, I kept my seatbelt buckled for what we expected to be IoT’s […]
How to secure the modern utility grid
Utilities are embracing modernization efforts to increase efficiency and reliability and enable renewable energy. But there’s another trend utilities must account for: cyberattacks. Attacks in July of 2019 against the US and in December of 2015 against the Ukraine power grid proved that a cyberattack can take utilities offline, endangering lives and incurring significant financial […]