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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: […]

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 […]

February 24, 2020

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

For your industrial IoT deployment: A four-step guide to selecting a wireless technology

Most everyone agrees that wireless technology is a key pillar of the Internet of Things. Exactly which wireless technology is a different story. Opinions may vary from enterprises, to service providers or vendors, but one size does not fit all. The best wireless technology is the one that addresses the requirements for your industrial IoT […]

February 6, 2020

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

Cisco Cyber Vision: Under the hood

It’s an exciting time for organizations that are migrating to Industry 4.0. Over the last few decades, industrial control systems (ICS) have enabled modern industrial automation. Today, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies present new opportunities to increase operational efficiency and launch a new generation of industrial products and services.   But first, organizations must address […]

January 28, 2020

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

Cisco announces comprehensive IIoT security architecture, Cyber Vision for visibility and Edge Intelligence

Cisco IoT is announcing two key innovations that empower both IT and OT teams, furthering the Multi-Domain architecture. The first is the release of Cisco Cyber Vision and a comprehensive IIoT security architecture. Next is Cisco Edge Intelligence, which radically simplifies IoT Edge to multi-cloud data delivery and control for connected assets.

Three IoT trends to watch this month

At Cisco Live in Barcelona, we will discuss multi-domain architectures, Edge computing, and especially security at the edge. Visit Cisco IoT at Cisco Live, or check out the live stream of sessions.

Bridging the divide: Getting IT and OT to work together for industrial IoT

Industrial IoT has the potential to transform business processes in manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, and more. However, organizations must first overcome numerous challenges, one of which is bridging the divide between IT and operational technology (OT). Having the right people involved and working together toward an IoT initiative is critical for achieving a seamless, […]

December 17, 2019

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

IIoT security tips and trends for 2020

It’s an exciting time to be in the industrial IoT security space. Having recently joined Cisco’s IoT security business unit as product manager for Cyber Vision, I’ve enjoyed seeing how the industry has evolved in just the past couple years. Current trends point clearly to opportunities for robust IIoT deployments. Market consolidation The acquisition of […]