Why Cisco is making waves with Internet of Things31st December 2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a major talking point for firms across the world, even those who do not offer products and services directly based in the tech world.
If most people were asked who the biggest trailblazers in the market are at the moment, the most common answers would likely be IBM or Oracle.
This pair of firms have come up with products and services that essentially exist to use a wireless internet connection to bring together the different devices that we have in our homes.
However, many analysts are predicting that 2015 could well see Cisco rise to the top as one of the biggest players in IoT technology.
Based on research that has been carried out by Infonetics, Cisco now has a 40 per cent slice of the whole of the global enterprise networking and communication market based on revenue, meaning it appears to most definitely have the financial clout to make waves over the next 12 months.
But beyond a simple game of numbers, the expertise held by the firm in terms of bringing devices that may previously have been thought of as incompatible together could be a real plus point.
The firm has huge ranges of complimentary routers, cables, hardware systems and power systems that are proving a massive draw for consumers, particularly in corporate environments.
For businesses with offices spread across the world and workforces that are becoming increasingly fragmented in terms of their geographical location, going for an IoT approach that is as synchronised and optimised as possible is a real must.
As the year progresses, we may begin to find that it is Cisco – as opposed to IBM or Oracle – which offers the biggest range of solutions.
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