Cisco CEO John Chambers has previously staked out the Internet of Everything as a growth area for his company. But at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, he kicked that up a notch and increased his estimate of the Internet of Everything market opportunity to $19 trillion.
That estimate came in a keynote speech Chambers made at CES in Las Vegas this week. The CEO sees 2014 as the year when the Internet of Everything, the concept of Internet-enabling everyday objects from streetlights to home appliances, really takes off.
At the show, Chambers told CRN that Cisco partners would play a major role in Cisco's Internet of Everything offensive. To be successful, Chambers said Cisco and its partners have to focus less on selling Internet of Everything technology and more on the business outcomes driven by those technologies.