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Digitization in Manufacturing

Digitization is the use of digital technologies to change a business process and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities. Relative to manufacturing, digitization is largely focused around efficient access to actionable intelligence from shop floor processing lines and equipment. Delivering relevant information content when it is needed and where it is needed aids in making real-time decisions, directly impacting the bottom line. Digitization is changing how manufacturers operate: Spawning new innovations, reshaping customer expectations, fostering new efficiencies.

Cisco Integrator Parnet | Malisko Engineering

Cisco Digital Solutions Integrator

Malisko Engineering is a Cisco Digital Solution Integrator (DSI) partner. Our domain expertise delivering plant floor automation systems has evolved to include a major focus on digitization and developing competency to navigate higher up in the enterprise stack. While we do not focus specifically on enterprise IT infrastructure, we help drive new digital conversations among IT and OT personnel by providing the plant floor automation perspective. Our sound understanding of the unique attributes of manufacturing applications coupled with our dedication to deploying Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) helps us provide differentiated value to our customers driving IT and OT convergence and digital transformation.

As a Cisco DSI partner, we aim to become a trusted advisor to our customers through:

  • Individual customer workshops
  • Network/Security assessments
  • Proof-of-concept engagements

Cisco Digital Solutions Integrator

Cisco Integrator Parnet | Malisko EngineeringMalisko Engineering is a Cisco Digital Solution Integrator (DSI) partner. Our domain expertise delivering plant floor automation systems has evolved to include a major focus on digitization and developing competency to navigate higher up in the enterprise stack. While we do not focus specifically on enterprise IT infrastructure, we help drive new digital conversations among IT and OT personnel by providing the plant floor automation perspective. Our sound understanding of the unique attributes of manufacturing applications coupled with our dedication to deploying Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) helps us provide differentiated value to our customers driving IT and OT convergence and digital transformation.

As a Cisco DSI partner, we aim to become a trusted advisor to our customers through:

  • Individual customer workshops
  • Network/Security assessments
  • Proof-of-concept engagements

Digital Transformation Takes an Ecosystem

At Malisko Engineering, we leverage our strong partnerships with OEMs, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), value-added resellers (VARs), and distributors to provide our customers with comprehensive digital solutions. We help orchestrate joint consultation to synchronize Cisco’s offerings with our industry-specific plant floor automation platforms. And while we are a Cisco reseller, we find more transformative and impactful consulting when we team with other traditional enterprise VARs to provide our customers with equal IT and OT focus. The powerful combination of Cisco’s well-respected brand and the Cisco partner ecosystem bring digital transformation to life.

Cisco Connected Factory Solutions

Cisco Connected Factory is a portfolio of validated, proven architectures, capabilities and market-leading technologies and services for industrial markets. Our solutions include:

Factory Automation

A single network of integrated manufacturing systems – converging sensors, machines, cells and zones.

Factory Wireless

Unified wireless for industrial applications and devices to lower costs, speed decision making, and increase factory output. Supports asset tracking, AGV’s, wireless tooling, and mobile controls visibility.

Factory Security

A defense-in-depth strategy and architecture provides improved security through granular control of plant network access by user, device, and location. Adds plant security for both digital and physical assets.

Factory Energy Management

Provides real-time visibility into valuable energy use information by enabling intelligent IoE applications, such as analytic engines that communicate with machine sensors, to stream detailed operational data between the plants and higher-level systems.

Cisco Connected Factory Architecture

A joint Cisco and Rockwell Automation architecture utilizing Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) can be implemented by Malisko.Cisco Connected Factory Architecture is a validated prescriptive guide for organizations with 100 to 100,000 IP connected plant devices.

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3 Keys to Securing and Managing an Industrial Network

Why Industry 4.0 success requires visibility into all connected points on an industrial network, as well as threat detection and displays of the network’s health and integrity.

Case Study: Edge Computing Simplifies Intelligent Automation Deployments

Over the years, many aspects of commercial IT practices have migrated to the industrial automation space. Some common examples are wired Ethernet, Wi-Fi, virtualization, and remote desktop technologies. Redundant computing has also been available in the IT world for many years, but it was expensive and complex, making it difficult to implement for industrial automation projects.

Digital Transformations and the Role of the Integrator

As more companies pursue digital transformation, system integrators can play an important role by helping to bridge the knowledge gap between IT and OT.

Choose a System Integrator to Help Navigate Your Digitization

System integrators go beyond merely answering the question of why digitization on the shop floor is essential by providing how to complete your digital transformation seamlessly and efficiently.

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