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Cisco's Nick Earle: InterCloud via the channel will be the Cloud to rule them all

Allan Swann | May 23, 2014
Cisco's senior vice-president of global Cloud sales and go to market discusses the company's plan to help push its ambitious new Cloud platform, InterCloud, through the channel.

What's being played out now is a sideshow for where Cloud will be. We believe this will be an enablement platform for the 'Internet of everything'. We define this as people, process, analytics and things.

We looked at business processes and looked at how they could be more efficient. We see the Internet of Everything as a $19.2 trillion opportunity. Not in terms of total addressable market, but in terms of the profit at risk. That is, the people who reach out to IoE, and their profit, versus those that don't.

The business model will become around the monetisation of information at the edge of the network.

Currently, 99.8 per cent of the things that will be connected are not connected. So there's huge opportunity there, and we think InterCloud will take us there.


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