JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – August 31, 2013: The company under scrutiny in this issue of the Brainstorm Special Focus is Cisco, and it strongly believes that there's now market maturity and business demand for the opportunities enabled by connecting previously isolated objects, or things, people, processes and data, and that doing so will lead to a much smarter future. Its vision for M2M communications, the Internet of Everything, involves more than making two things talk to each other; it's an architectural overview that enables devices to communicate but also envisions comprehensively intertwining a bunch of hot technology trends including big data, cloud, mobility and wearable tech. By underpinning the connections of these various devices and control systems, it is enabling the potential off ered to get these objects 'talking', to make them work together and provide a more connected future.

Indeed, the Internet of Everything will enable all manner of opportunities for automation, communication and control. From manufacturing to retail, security to healthcare, power generation and consumption to transport, in fact pretty much every industry will be touched by the Internet of Everything, as will our homes. In this issue, we look at a number of aspects of Cisco's current business and we touch on how the Internet of Everything vision can play a part.

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