Internet of Things (IoT)

Creating New Business Models with Cisco IOx

Customize Applications for a Competitive Advantage

By 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to connect 50 billion smart objects to the network. The data generated by these objects can give businesses much greater insight into the health and performance of their operations. Companies can then use that intelligence to improve their productivity.

But IoT environments generally run on satellite or mobile networks. Sending the data in these networks from its source to a destination where businesses can analyze it is costly and time-consuming.

Businesses need a solution that will help them react faster to the intelligence derived from data. To do that requires distributed computing capabilities. Applications need to run as close to the data source as possible, whether it is the network edge or even an endpoint device.

For businesses looking to implement large-scale, mission-critical, business-class IoT applications, Cisco offers the platform to provide them with the reliability, security, and scalability that they require. Cisco offers an end-to-end application enablement platform for IoT implementations by offering the capabilities to compute, store, and analyze data from the network edge to the cloud.

Cisco IOx is a framework that supports those capabilities. Businesses can bring their own applications and interfaces to their networks to customize processes and react quickly to changes in conditions, competition, supply chain, or customer preferences.

Cisco IOx brings together Cisco IOS, the industry-leading networking operating system, and Linux, the leading open source platform. Cisco IOx offers developers a way to create IoT applications such as data aggregation, control systems, and access control and have them run on edge network devices.

Businesses in nearly every sector can now harness the value in the IoT with Cisco Fog Computing technology. Fog Computing allows organizations to scale to millions of devices, with a wide geographic distribution, gather and analyze data, and take immediate action where it matters most.

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