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CRN IoT Roundtable: HPE, Cisco And Forescout Execs Highlight The Biggest Opportunities For The Channel

Lindsey O'Donnell

Where are you placing your bets in terms of the hottest vertical markets that solution providers can start off with in IoT?

Tom Bradicich: The manufacturing vertical has, in many cases, an airtight business case. There's a lot of activity going on in oil and gas and energy. The whole smart grid to the power plant. One that revolves around machine-conditioned monitoring and the prognostics of a piece of equipment that is expensive, and if, indeed, it fails or performs sub-optimally, it will have detrimental effects on the business' customer satisfaction. And then smart cities, or smart automobiles, or the famous autonomous automobile.

We have a point of view that I think sets us apart a little in that we don't separate the autonomous vehicle from the smart city. Because, metaphorically, like cellphones and cell sites, where the phone device has to connect to cell sites as it moves along in mobility and traveling, we believe the car will have to do that. And that will drive a tremendous amount of edge computing as opposed to all the information going back to a cloud somewhere.

 
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