29. February 2016 · Comments Off on Internet of Things (IoT): Usage to Explode in Connected Vehicles, Smart Buildings, and Manufacturing  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

By all accounts the Internet of Things (IoT) is prepping for explosive growth.  IoT refers not only PC and mobile devices connected to the internet, but also internet-enabled sensors and devices in industrial machines, home appliances, automobiles, buildings, and wearable devices.Cisco predicts that the number of devices connected to the internet will double from 25 billion of 2015 to 50 billion by 2020.IDC estimates the spending on IoT will double from $690 billion in 2015 to $1.3 trillion in 2019, 17 percent annual growth.

Source: Internet of Things (IoT): Usage to Explode in Connected Vehicles, Smart Buildings, and Manufacturing | Formtek Blog

22. January 2016 · Comments Off on 3 Top Internet of Things Companies You Can’t Afford to Miss · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The Internet of Things (or IoT) can be a particularly precarious place to invest. The IoT is still in early stages, which leaves plenty of room for volatility. But despite this, IoT’s potential is too massive to ignore. Cisco estimates that by 2020, there will be 50 billion things connected to the Internet, everything from cows to computers. All of those connections have the potential to fuel a lot of growth in the coming years, from established tech companies and IoT pure plays alike. But jumping into IoT stocks can feel more like a leap of faith than a sound investing decision. To help you determine which stocks have the best IoT potential, here are three companies that are making big strides right now and could have huge payoffs later.

Source: 3 Top Internet of Things Companies You Can’t Afford to Miss — The Motley Fool

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Cisco to make strategic investments in Brazil · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Cisco will make strategic investments in Brazil to foster innovation, transformation and socio-economic development, expanding Cisco’s presence in the country. Cisco will invest over BRL 1 billion during the next four years around four main pillars including the opening of a Cisco centre of innovation in Rio de Janeiro; investment in a Brazil-focused ICT and digital economy venture capital fund; the expansion of local manufacturing in the country; and intellectual property agreements with Brazilian companies and entities to co-develop innovations to serve the markets. Cisco expects these investments will generate around 800 jobs in Brazil, directly and indirectly through its partner ecosystem, and will create a platform for entrepreneurship in Brazil.

via Cisco to make strategic investments in Brazil – Telecompaper.

26. January 2012 · Comments Off on Cisco expands smart grid portfolio · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Cisco this week expanded its smart grid portfolio for utilities with a reference architecture, products and services intended to modernize the electric grid.

Cisco unveiled the GridBlocks Architecture, a blueprint for integrating digital communications and the electric grid, including support for legacy utility communications networks. Cisco also rolled out field area network (FAN) equipment and transmission and substation switches and routers. The company is offering services to help utilities plan, design and optimize their new grid infrastructures.

via Cisco expands smart grid portfolio.

02. June 2010 · Comments Off on Cisco expands efforts in Chengdu · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Communications equipment giant Cisco Systems Inc. has recently expanded its efforts in Chengdu, China.

Cisco has set up a new office at the Chengdu Tianfu Software Park, the largest software park in China. Chengdu Tianfu Software Park Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Chengdu Hi-tech Investment Group, was founded under the leadership of the Administration Committee of Chengdu Hi-tech Zone in 2009 to operate Tianfu Software Park.

via EETimes.com – Cisco expands efforts in Chengdu.