4 reasons Cisco’s IoT forecast is right, and 2 why it’s wrong

Peter Corcoran, Ph.D., who describes himself as long-term IoT skeptic, published a research paper recently on arXiv.org—Third time is the charm – Why the World just might be ready for the Internet of Things this time around (pdf)—in which he speculates that this incarnation of the Internet of Things (IoT) may succeed.

Technologies often fail on introduction, later to reemerge and become widely adopted. The PC, smartphone and tablet all went through at least one of these cycles.

In the early 1990s, the Consumer Electronics Association first tried to promote CEBus, a specification for interconnecting devices in the home that supported multiple physical layers, including twisted pair, coaxial cable, powerline, wireless and even RF. CEBus was too early.

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 things we learned from Cisco’s acquisition of Jasper Technologies

A few days ago, Cisco announced that it was acquiring IoT platform provider Jasper Technologies for $ 1.4 billion. The amount is the equivalent of Jasper’s latest funding round, which is a testimony to Jasper’s market traction during the last few years. Jasper focuses on the emerging IoT lifecycle management space providing capabilities to automate and manage the deployment of IoT solutions. The acquisition represents a great addition to Cisco’s IoT software portfolio, with very interesting implications for the IoT market.

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