When networking giant Cisco looks at the Internet of Things, what it sees is an opportunity. This week, Cisco officially launched its Internet of Things business unit in a bid to consolidate its efforts and fully capitalize on the opportunity.
Guido Jouret, general manager of the Internet of Things Group at Cisco, explained to Enterprise Networking Planet that new network connections are a good thing for Cisco. He noted that 25 years ago, most connectivity was very heterogeneous, but that that evolved as IP became dominant in the enterprise and for the Internet.
When it comes to current industrial automation communications, Jouret said that today’s landscape is very diverse, with silos of connectivity. Bringing industrial communications into the Internet era is one of the many goals of the Cisco IoT business unit.