10 Takeaways From Extreme Networks' 2017 Partner Summit

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IoT Is A Chief Opportunity Going Forward

Meyercord said the Internet of Things is a natural fit for Extreme's technology. "If you talk to any hospital CIO, they're going to say we've been in IoT forever. Because in a hospital, everything's connected to the network. ... As we look at IoT, it's a further extension  --  more machines and devices like pumps that will be coming on the network," he said. "And so having the capacity for that is something that we're very well-positioned for. We think it's going to be a greater magnitude  --  I don't want to suggest that we're not further developing our software to handle more devices. We are  --  but in a way we've already been doing that."

Huff said that in IoT, "it all comes down to management and simplicity, and that's really what [Extreme] brings to market. Their analytics, so that you know what's going on in your infrastructure- - what are all these sensors doing. That's where Extreme is going to really separate themselves in the IOT world."

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