IoE and Collaboration Case Study: Dow Chemical

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Dow and the Internet of Everything: Connecting the World

Collaboration is essential for a company like Dow to operate effectively. Dow is an international company with about 53,000 employees and revenue of close to $57 billion. It produces more than 6,000 science - and technology - based products for customers in more than 180 countries.

Dow uses collaboration tools from Cisco and the Internet of Everything to help address many of the world's most pressing issues. Among them are access to clean water, clean energy generation, energy conservation, and agricultural production for the world’s growing population.


  • Improve communications between dispersed global operations with broad, differentiated markets
  • Improve collaboration and productivity to better serve customers
  • Improve visibility in organizational processes


Dow gives its employees multiple tools for collaboration, including:


  • Increased productivity
  • Fueled innovation with closer connections between employees
  • Connected easily with suppliers and achieved better visibility across supply chain
The Internet of Everything connects the world, and by connecting the world you make and open more possibilities.
- Paula Tolliver
Chief Information Officer and Corporate VP for Business Services, Dow