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The Factory of the Future, Today: Case Study and Lessons Learned from Deploying IoT 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 platforms." 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)

The Extended Enterprise Perimeter By @E_deSouza | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Redefining the Extended Enterprise Cloud Perimeter with Network-Centric Security Cloud has become an extension of today's enterprise and the traditional perimeter has long disappeared. Increasing business requirements for agility and flexibility make the cloud-extended enterprise ideal for a workforce that works anywhere, anytime and any place. This is especially true as organizations are increasingly made up of third-party resources, partners and suppliers compared to just employees. However, traditional security models are not equipped to deal with the fluid nature of data an... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

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 TODAY... (more)

Cisco Buys Cariden

Cisco is buying Cariden Technologies, a privately held ISV whose software is used in capacity planning, designing and engineering networks. It's paying about $141 million in cash and retention incentives. Cariden, whose clients include Verizon, Deutsche Telecom, SingTel and Swisscom, specializes in optimizing traffic management and visibility on service provider networks. The acquisition is seen as part of Cisco's very necessary move into software-defined networking (SDN). This summer Cariden announced a blueprint for infrastructure SDN - the visibility and control of network res... (more)

Cisco To Present at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley and @ThingsExpo

It's time to face reality: "Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus," and in today's increasingly connected world, understanding "inter-planetary" alignments and deviations is mission-critical for cloud. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader at Cisco Systems, will discuss cultural expectations of privacy based on new research across these elements: Applicable Laws: What constitutes data sovereignty, personal data and data breaches Lawful interception: How consumers feel about the means that governments use to obt... (more)

Yahoo & Microsoft Reportedly Close to Now-or-Never Deal

A search and online advertising deal between Yahoo and Microsoft is imminent - unless of course it's blown off course again, according to Yahoo know-it-all All Things Digital, the Dow Jones blog. Under the circumstances blogger Kara Swisher isn't guaranteeing a deal will happen though she hears one could be announced this week. If the companies don't emerge with an agreement this time, they're reportedly unlikely to try again. In its latest structure, which sounds very much like other passed-over proposals, Microsoft would take over Yahoo's search business, paying Yahoo a few billi... (more)