It’s a great day to celebrate the Internet of Things. Cisco announced it will purchase Jasper Technologies, which is a company that helps enterprises connect their commodities to Internet. The IoT is about connecting devices that were previously thought to be off the Internet to the network. This allows them to communicate with one another and makes your life easier.
Cisco isn’t the only company to show interest in IoT. The company is trying to expand its reach and grab some of the money generated from connected devices, despite a decline in sales for its network hardware division. Its Internet of Everything initiative aims to bring the world closer in an unprecedented way.
What is the deal trying to accomplish?
Computerworld reported that the deal was valued at $1.4 million dollars. This is a significant purchase. Cisco is getting a lot for its buck. Rob Salvagno (vice president of Cisco’s corporate development) noted that Jasper already holds a lot of power within the IoT industry.
Salvagno stated that Jasper is the largest IoT platform today, with more than 3500 enterprise customers and 27 service provider across 100 countries.
Cisco is confident in Jasper’s ability bring in IoT business. Computerworld noted that Cisco is an expert in network hardware, and Jasper’s clients and talent will only increase the company’s ability make IoT profitable.
Why is the IoT so important right now?
This inquiry is valid, but the real question is: How could the IoT not be big now? People want their lives to revolve around internet, whether they are at home or on the bus. This is possible because of the IoT.
According to the Pew Research Center, 84 percent Americans have an internet connection. This shows how important the Internet really is for average people, but it also highlights the huge potential of the IoT. Jasper and Cisco have a large base of customers who are familiar with the technology required to operate an Internet-connected fridge.
Cisco certificate holders are likely to reap the benefits
It is not yet known what technological knowhow will be required in the coming years of the IoT revolution. However, a Cisco certificate will be a great asset. Being able to claim that you are proficient in Cisco technology could help you get started working with Jasper’s technology.
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