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Cisco CTO: Internet Of Everything Much More Than SDN
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Michael Endler
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3/18/2013 | 10:37:01 PM
re: Cisco CTO: Internet Of Everything Much More Than SDN
Yeah, I have no idea if $14.4 trillion is a reasonable number, but I have little trouble believing that many trillions of dollars are at stake. Cisco's own research abstractly assigns $3 trillion of the total to "innovation," which injects a margin for error into the figure, without even looking at the other $11 trillion+. I don't know if the Internet of Everything will be the revolution Cisco's anticipating-- but even if the IoE disappoints, it should still a force to be reckoned with.
ChrisMurphy
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3/18/2013 | 6:20:51 PM
re: Cisco CTO: Internet Of Everything Much More Than SDN
The industrial uses get pretty persuasive in a hurry, though -- connected machines where you can measure the ROI from monitor-and-analyze uses in uptime, reduced maintenance costs. I have no sense of whether that adds up to $14 trillion, but it is real cash flow savings.
Drew Conry-Murray
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3/15/2013 | 9:29:39 PM
re: Cisco CTO: Internet Of Everything Much More Than SDN
Cisco will have an opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to open standards as the industry works out the northbound API on SDN/network virtualization controllers. Cisco certainly has the market clout to go proprietary here, so we'll see what happens.

Drew Conry-Murray
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Paul_Travis
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3/15/2013 | 5:36:09 PM
re: Cisco CTO: Internet Of Everything Much More Than SDN
It is hard to shake the feeling that this $14.4 trillion Internet of Everything is more wishful thinking than reality.I've been hearing about Internet-connected washing machines for years but have yet to meet anybody who wants one or is wlling to pay for one. Paul Travis, InformationWeekcom


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