Cisco IoT System Simplifies, Accelerates Internet of Things Deployments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not about connectivity. Connecting edge devices to control and information platforms is nothing new to industrial systems, but technology advances attempt to make things easier and faster to deploy. Cisco’s connectivity products and technologies have long been at the core of enterprise networks. Cisco has also partnered […]

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Partnership For Industrial Cyber Security HUG 2015

Honeywell Process Solutions and Intel Security announced during Honeywell User Group HUG 2015 a collaboration said to help bolster protection of critical industrial infrastructure and the Industrial Internet of Things. Intel Security’s McAfee technologies will be integrated with Honeywell’s Industrial cyber Security Solutions. “The threat of cyber attacks on industrial and critical infrastructure targets is […]

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ODVA Process Industry Initiative for EtherNet/IP

I have business related to an angel investment and too much other travel to attend this week’s Honeywell User Group in San Antonio and Siemens Summit in Las Vegas. Trying to get to both events was both expensive and too exhausting to attempt. I had one friend, at least, who was going to both. More […]

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Internet of Things, Fieldbus, and Politicians

There are a couple of interesting notes I’ve picked up recently. Before I get to the first one, I took a long weekend and attended a conference on developing small businesses in developing nations. I met some successful business people who have a passion for helping others survive and thrive in difficult places. We have […]

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Rockwell Automation, Cisco Partnership Extends Ethernet to Industrial IoT

The Cisco and Rockwell Automation partnership continues its step-by-step extension strengthening Rockwell’s “Connected Enterprise” strategy. This strategy builds on the foundation of EtherNet/IP and CIP (common industrial protocol). Now that all the magazines and newspapers and bloggers are writing about the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet of Things, supplier communications managers cannot keep […]

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Manufacturing Industry Consolidation

What Does It Mean When An Industry Consolidates? For companies in the control and automation space, as well as manufacturing in general, acquisitions power growth. Rockwell Automation became a factor in process automation through a number of strategic acquisitions. Siemens fulfills its digital manufacturing vision through acquisitions. ABB, until recently, pursued a growth by acquisition […]

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