CHICAGO -- Cisco paid a visit to Chicago this week to talk Internet of Things with guests both live and joining virtually via telepresence.
The IT giant is making a big push into connecting anything and everything and, as part of this goal, announced plans for three additional IoT innovation labs across the world. It also talked up the importance of distributing intelligence at the edge of the network rather than in central offices, a concept Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) has dubbed "fog computing." (See Cisco to Open 3 More IoT Innovation Labs and Cisco Puts a Fog Over IoT.)
e2mbcorp, User Rank: Light Beer 5/26/2015 | 5:34:38 PM
Missing the bigger picture They will talk about pushing intelligence to the edge, but they will not talk about pushing network control 100% to the edge because this would eliminate their reason for being. The DASH7 Alliance is the only next-gen IoT stack that operates a DQ network architecture that puts control at the edge. Further, as a low-level universal MAC, DQ can also provide a common basis of interoperability among the various IoT stacks.
Phil_Britt, User Rank: Light Sabre 7/23/2014 | 2:00:05 PM
On the edge Pushing intelligence further out from the central network makes sense in a lot of ways, but the user with the device with the imbedded intelligence will likely be on his own if the intelligence fails on his end. Too often the "help desk" for tech companies is anything but, and the supervisors are primarily coaches with not that much more technical background.
1871 1871 is worth checking out too. Very cool set up. It rents out its conference rooms to companies like Cisco for events, but the real activity is in the game room, open work space, and throughout the huge facility at the Merchandise Mart.
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