Cisco's Internet Of Things Push: New IoT Solutions, Technology Partnerships
IoT Front And Center
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins (pictured) said he believes the Internet of Things in the digital age is the biggest opportunity in his company's history. Cisco is predicting the IoT marketplace will generate $19 trillion in opportunities by 2020.
To help harness the opportunities in that burgeoning space, the San Jose, Calif.-based networking giant revealed a handful of new solutions based around IoT as well as some strategic partnerships with some large operation technology players during Cisco's Global Editors Conference at its headquarters Monday.
Tony Shakib, vice president of Industry Solutions at Cisco, said the new IoT solutions give solution providers new markets to target as well as professional services to wrap around them. Training and certifications are also available for channel partners, he said.
"We develop these things in a way that we can also train our partners, and in the same way we go to our customers and sell to them, any one of our partners can do the same thing," said Shakib. "It's exciting, the opportunities for partners here."