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Cisco's Internet Of Everything Plan: 4 Facts
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cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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3/1/2013 | 8:24:32 PM
re: Cisco's Internet Of Everything Plan: 4 Facts
By emphasizing the Internet of Everything, Cisco is also building up the value of intelligence on the network and viewing the network as the center of the digital universe. That's an unsurprising but very farsighted position for them to adopt, whether you agree with them or not. Look for Cisco to edge closer to software-defined networking, without quite admitting that's what it's doing. And watch for it to invent appliances that recognize what certain types of traffic and events on the network mean and initiate the network admin's preordained response. Charlie Babcock, InformationWeek
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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3/1/2013 | 10:24:56 PM
re: Cisco's Internet Of Everything Plan: 4 Facts
The intelligence point is important, and probably an expertise Cisco will be able to leverage as it tries to persuade others to join its effort. Chambers gave several examples of the ways Cisco has already developed this sort of architecture, noting, for example, that some of the Intelligence has to be kept at the edge of the network due to not only security but also, and more pressingly, bandwidth.
ChrisMurphy
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3/1/2013 | 9:38:15 PM
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Cisco's right that there needs to be more cross-industry innovation here. A lot of the shortcomings of today's technology are hemmed up in a specific business use case, and they need exposure to the classic innovation ecosystem of entrepreneurs, VCs and big vendors like Cisco. But one of those shortcomings is well known -- even if we gather data from all these things, how can we make sense of it? That's why there's so much energy around big data analytics.
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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3/1/2013 | 10:21:33 PM
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Great point, Chris. A big theme among both Chambers and his guests. Mobility gets a lot of credit for enabling the Internet of Things, since it helped perpetuate the concept of perpetual sensing at the level of individual users. But our ability to crunch through all that data and make it useful-- that's the biggest factor.
chris_rezendes
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chris_rezendes,
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3/1/2013 | 9:44:38 PM
re: Cisco's Internet Of Everything Plan: 4 Facts
Solid piece Michael. Couple more facts for your consideration from a meeting participant:

http://inexadvisors.com/2013/0...
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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3/3/2013 | 9:50:15 PM
re: Cisco's Internet Of Everything Plan: 4 Facts
Thanks for reading, Chris! And thanks for linking to your thoughts on the Steering Committee. Very interesting to get the perspective of a participant. Looks like we took away many of the same talking points.
Andrew Binstock
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Andrew Binstock,
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3/1/2013 | 10:04:14 PM
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If the Internet of Everything is ever to truly take off, the migration to IPv6 will need to occur first. Til then, the 'everything' is tightly limited.
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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3/1/2013 | 10:18:27 PM
re: Cisco's Internet Of Everything Plan: 4 Facts
That's a good point, and one that Chambers actually brought up during his presentation. The white paper Cisco released notes that IPv6 overcomes the IPv4 limit by expanding address capacity to the point that there can be 4.8 trillion addresses for each star in the universe.
- Michael Endler, IW Associate Editor


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