Manufacturing automation has in recent years reached a high degree of maturity, butÂ production logistics has not kept pace. As a result, improvements in manufacturing efficiency havenâ€™t been as high as they could be. â€œItâ€™s becoming clear that thereâ€™s pent-up demand for the automation of production logistics,â€ said Thomas Stoeckel, founder and co-CEO of nextLAP, a Read More..
Companies are badly prepared for future strains of ransomware, according to the latest Cisco Cybersecurity Report. The study, which the US-based technology group conducts twiceÂ a year, found that companies are too often operating with a fragile IT infrastructure, donâ€™t stick to internal rules, and are slow to detect cyber-threats. That opens the door to Read More..
Tuev Sued has appointed former Cisco executive Dirk Schlesinger chief digital officer, as the German testing and certification company responds to the growing importance of digital technologies in the manufacturing industry. Schlesinger willÂ be in charge of a new digital services division that will work with the company’s business departments to create service offerings in the Read More..
Hyundai Motor said it is teaming up with Cisco to develop new connected-vehicle technologies. The Korean car company said it will work with Cisco, a US-based IT and networking group,Â on building the next generation of in-vehicle networks to better connect cars to each other and to the infrastructure around them. The two companies plan to Read More..
Here, which was acquired from Nokia by a consortium of German carmakers last year, appointed Edzard Overbeek to head the operations of the digital mapping group. Overbeek, 48, is a senior executive at Cisco, where he most recently has been responsible for theÂ technology group’s 12 billion-dlr global services organization. Earlier, he worked at several other Read More..
Cisco plans toÂ acquire internet-of-things specialist Jasper Technologies in a move aimed at boosting theÂ Californian technology group’s offerings in a key growth area. Cisco said it will pay 1.4 billion dlrs in cash for Jasper, which builds a scalable IoT service platform that allows companies to connect any device via cellphone networks. They can then manage Read More..
Cisco said Chuck Robbins will succeed John Chambers as CEO July 26, marking a change at the top of the US-based technology group for the first time in 20 years. Chambers, who took over asÂ CEO in 1995, will become executive chairman when Robbins assumes his new responsibilities. The departing boss laid out the the challenges Read More..
Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Cisco have launched a joint program to help startup companies develop internet-of-things projects. The three IT groupsÂ said, in a joint press release, that they will provide advice, make their corporateÂ resources available, and, on some occasions, provide strategic investment. The program, called “Challenge Up!” aims to accelerate startup projects in areas such Read More..
ABB, Robert Bosch and Cisco are forming a joint venture to develop and operate a smart-home software platform. The three companies expect the Germany-based joint venture to start operations in early 2015. Bosch said in a press release that the new company will build a platform that will make communication between smart-home appliances and other Read More..
Data-centerÂ traffic will nearly triple between 2013 and 2018Â and cloud-based interactions will represent 76 pc of that traffic, according to a study by Cisco. The US-based networking specialist also predicted that, by 2018, half of the world’s population will have residential internet access and 53 pc of them will use some kind of personal cloud storage Read More..