Words Of Wisdom: 10 Hot Topics From CRN's Channel Chief Roundtable


The Internet Of Everything

Edison Peres, senior vice president, worldwide channels, Cisco Systems

Cisco likes to use the term "the Internet of Everything." Today there are 2 billion people connected to the Internet and 20 billion devices. In the future, it's going to go to 5 billion people and 50 billion devices. So what is going to happen is that the world of all of those devices, the Internet of Everything, is going to change the portfolio of the partners. So if you are thinking about the old days, it was about bigger partners selling hardware and a little bit of services that went with it. In tomorrow's world, I think you are going to have some big partners, but you are also going to have a lot of new partners out there developing services, and capabilities, and the connections to applications that are going to be much more vertical and much more vertical solutions.

 



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