By 2020, Cisco estimates that nearly 50 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet. That’s ten zeros! While only one percent of things in the physical world are connected today, more and more organizations, namely companies and governments, are deploying solutions for the oncoming Internet of Things (IoT) era.
Cisco Networks long-time CEO John Chambers will end two decades at the helm of the world’s largest networking company later this summer. At next week’s Cisco Live!, I expect to see a changing of the guard as Chambers passes the Cisco CEO baton into the able hands of senior vice president of worldwide field operations Chuck Robbins.
Cisco recently announced an important continuation of its cloud and data center joint partnership with Microsoft to make it easier for cloud providers to go to market. Cisco and Microsoft have extended their 2014 agreement to give providers a new integrated platform designed to accelerate service delivery and streamline the journey to Intercloud.
From my blog post title, you rock ‘n’ roll fans might have guessed I’m psyched about hearing Aerosmith play during IBM InterConnect next week at MGM Grand’s Garden Arena. But that’s not the only cool thing going on at InterConnect. The organizers of IBM’s self-proclaimed premier cloud and mobile conference that’s taking the place of – or more like is the result of melding three popular IBM conferences, namely Impact, Innovate and Pulse – have pulled out all the stops to keep their IBMers engaged next week.