The Factory of the Future, Today: Case Study and Lessons Learned from
IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry
through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high
performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation,
manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing
systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially
increased per-unit margins.
However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, "IoT
project implementers often underestimate the complexity of IoT integration
and overestimate the built-in integration capabilities of their IoT
In his session at @ThingsExpo, RJ Mahadev, leader of the Global Manufacturing
Services business at Cisco, will highlight how companies are partnering with
vendors t... (more)
At least two big IT names, IBM and Cisco, will be headlining a trial by Dutch
utility, Nuon, to put in a smart grid for 500 homes in Amsterdam. As part of
the trial, 500 households in Amsterdam will get smart meters and home energy
management solutions to optimise their energy usage.
The pilot is being implemented by a consortium of organisations, including
housing corporations Far West and Ymere, Amsterdamse Innovatie Motor, Home
Automation Europe, ROC Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam and Grid
Operator Liander. The pilot, a part of the Amsterdam Smart City initiative,
is ... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will
take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City.
The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's
leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York,
Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry
professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception,
more than all other Cloud-related events put together.
Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East
Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL
With the launch of Cisco’s software-defined networking
startup Insieme expected tomorrow, our industry is about to hear a lot
about “application-centric” everything. So what does
“application-centric infrastructure” mean?
First, some basics: Networking is about connecting computing devices and
systems so they can share data. Networking infrastructures are built with a
combination of hardware such as gateways, routers, and switches that manage
the movement of the data as well as software applications that enable you to
do things like access the Inter... (more)
Innovation in Business and Technology on Ulitzer
Thank you for your patience while I gathered my thoughts on positioning the
enterprise for cloud computing. In the article, “Silicon in the Cloud“,
we discussed the influence of semiconductor innovation, particularly
multi-core developments, on systems virtualization, and the resulting
business model innovation seen in cloud computing.
And in the 3 part article, “Innovation and Risk in the Clouds“, I wrote
about cultural organizational readiness for a more innovative and risk taking
Those articles, and others, provide... (more)
As Dell and HP slug it out to capture 3PAR, Cisco may be adopting a quieter
acquisition style and attempting - according to TechCrunch anyway - to
acquire Skype. Citing someone he refers to only as "one of our more reliable
sources," the Silicon Valley-based site's senior editor Michael
Arrington claims Cisco has already made an offer before Skype has time to
complete its recently announced IPO.
It is five years now since eBay famously acquired Skype for $1.9 billion.
Such an acquisition by Cisco, if it were confirmed, would mark a new scale
for the current round of M&A activity, w... (more)