Cisco Furthers its IoT Ambitions with Jasper Acquisition

This blog is a collaborative effort with ESG's IoT-focused analyst Eugene Signorini.

Cisco announced it was acquiring Jasper, a an Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider for $1.4 billion (USD). How does a software platform for IoT benefit a networking vendor like Cisco? As I wrote in a prior blog looking back at Cisco Live, their focus for the future emphasizes the importance of architectures, solutions, and outcomes, as opposed to being a vendor of networking equipment, so this brings them one more step closer to creating an IoT architecture that's based on solutions (and not simply devices) and to put more weight on their software assets.

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