Past Publications

With a career spanning many years, Peter Granger has been a subject matter expert for multiple industries and technologies. He has built up a vast knowledge of ‘what to do’ and what not to do’, when it comes to marketing, communications, and relationship management. Here’s a small collection of articles that are still available online (click on the links below each article synopsis). Granger is actively seeking IoT case studies with proven business outcomes. Click on the ‘My Story’ to send your case study to him via email.

Get In the Industrial Zone

2016 – Industrial IP Advantage

Peter Granger describes how the operation technology (OT) and information technology (IT) professionals have historically had distinct roles and responsibilities. With the emergence of the Internet of Things, however, the responsibilities of IT and OT experts have blurred. Peter describes how Industrial IP Advantage shows its new eLearning courses focused on designing IoT-enabled industrial network architectures.

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The canary is in the coal mine is not a euphemistic. It defines safety.

Feb 2016 – THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

“Cleaner, safer and more effective are often the new words used to describe many areas of industrial manufacturing”. Another Peter Granger interview from a journalist whose first language is not English. Apologies, but you get the idea (I think. I hope!) originally published in the San Francisco Examiner, and later archived to RootShed and other publications.

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Cisco and Bit Stew Set Out to Transform the Industrial Internet of Things

2016 – BIT STEW SITE

Peter Granger reports on the Cisco/Bit Stew relationship, and discusses the Internet of Things, analytics at-the-edge, and fog computing.

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Industry (Oil & Gas, Utilities, Manufacturing and IoT Peter Granger – author and publisher of blogs

2016 – CISCO BLOGS

Peter Granger was previously Senior Industry Partner Marketing Manager in the Cisco Global Private Sector Industries group, focusing mainly on the industrial sector. Peter was also previously managing editor of the Cisco Energy Industry (Oil & Gas and Power Utilities) blog, the Cisco Manufacturing Industry blog and a founding creator of all the Cisco industry blogs.

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Cisco study gauges consumers’ automotive attitudes.

May 2013 – AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS

Buying Experience goes digital. Quotes from Peter Granger on a survey he created and conducted to find out how technology was changing car owner attitudes for choosing, buying, driving and servicing their vehicles. A global survey with interesting international anomalies. Includes technology in cars and as an aid to driving.

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Report shows majority would trust autonomous cars

May 2013 – TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY TODAY

Granger delivered the press a report based on research he instigated which give some interesting customer feedback on autonomous cars. Brazil was the most trusting at 96% of respondents, and Japan the least, at only 28%!

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“Made in America” is being redefined and reimaged by leading global companies

Nov 2012 – ROOT SHED

Granger is interviewed by an overseas editor (so apologies that the editor’s English is not perfect!) giving his views on Convergence of IT and ‘OT’ (Operational Technologies), and how the value of partnerships has forged innovation on the manufacturing floor.

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Automation to go!

Mar 2012 – CONTROL ENGINEERING

Peter Granger is interviewed by Mark T. Hoske who ask about wireless, and Granger uses John Deere and Continental Tires of the Americas to talk about real-time worker tools.

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Mobile industrial worker

Feb 2012 – PLANT ENGINEERING

Technologies have enabled industrial workers to get mobile, and there’s no going back. Peter Granger writes a compelling article for the publication concluding “how organizations implement data mobility will demonstrate the value of wired and wireless networks in dealing with real-time information and the effect on controls. Different threads of information can be drawn together in an intelligent network to provide knowledge. Coming full circle, that knowledge will help organizations deal with the lack of skilled workers.”

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Tips and Tricks: 9 tips for a smarter wireless industrial workforce

Feb 2012 – CONTROL ENGINEERING

Peter Granger is asked by Control Engineering to give readers “Nine tips” to help enable an industrial wireless mobile workforce, including standards, self-healing technologies, and the right blend of hardware and software.

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How Social Media is Improving Manufacturing Collaboration

Nov 2011 – AUTOMATION WORLD

David Greenfield, Director of Content for Automation World, interviews Peter Granger of Cisco along with an executive from IBM to find out how social media is impacting manufacturers and the manufacturing process. Granger highlights the lack of engineers coming out of colleges in comparison to the early nineties, and goes on to highlight examples from Ford, Coca-Cola, and Proctor & Gamble as leaders in specific social media areas.

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Adding mobility and collaboration to the product lifecycle through Industrial Intelligence

Oct 2011 – Digital Manufacturing

As Senior Industry manager, Peter Granger partnered with colleague Kevin Davenport (now at Intel) to publish a two-part series on “Industrial Intelligence”. The articles were focused on adding mobility and collaboration to the product lifecycle through Industrial Intelligence. The first of the two-part series explores how investing in Industrial Intelligence best places manufacturers to respond to the trends and challenges of today’s competitive markets.

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