By Natan Linder | Forbes If there’s ever been a year that merited reflection, it’s 2020. A year as tumultuous as the last is hard to generalise – what did we actually learn about manufacturing? The answer is best given by the people who lived these changes. As a disclaimer, there was simply too much
Three Meraki solutions accelerating digital transformation Prior to the pandemic, manufacturing as an industry was well on the way to transformation with the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies such as robotics, automation, AR/VR, additive manufacturing (3D printing), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Nonetheless, the disruption of supply chains we’ve seen as a consequence of the pandemic
For all its benefits, including increased safety and cost-savings, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) shares the same pitfalls that have plagued the Internet of Things for so long. These devices are produced and purchased on the basis of cost – rather than cyber security – and offer compelling new vectors of attack for cyber criminals.
Industry leaders share tips and best practices around business agility and resiliency. Cisco recently hosted their annual Virtual Manufacturing Summit—which included manufacturing executives, solution providers, and industry thought leaders—to address the ways that manufacturers can provide a safer and more secure workplace while maintaining high levels of factory uptime and worker efficiency. The two-day event
How manufacturers can make the most of their security cameras Security cameras have long been used in many different business settings to protect against theft and keep an eye out for suspicious behavior. Only fairly recently, though, have manufacturers recognized the unique value that cameras can bring to warehouses, distribution centers, and factory floors. Besides