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From Internet of Things to Web of Things

Since my last blog posted this past December specifically on the ITU-T Focus Group Cloud Computing activities; the ITU-T Focus Group has had its Fourth Meeting held in Nanjing, PRC Jan 10-13 2011.

Moving to another subject, the Internet of Things (IoT) , has been emerging quite prominently as a pivotal topic in the industry and within several SDOs and Forums.  Recall, that the ITU produced a report on the Internet of Things in 2005 and highlighted so called “always on “technologies”:

The following diagram depicts nicely the IoT eco-system that maps into the appropriate industry sector:

Beecham Research Iinternet of Things

Interestingly, within the ITU-T specifically SG-13 there is quite a bit of discussion on so called Web of Things or WoT.

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Cisco Simplicity Videos

A few weeks ago, at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, we introduced Videoscape – our vision and product portfolio for re-inventing television in a way that bridges broadcast, Pay TV, online, on-demand, social media, and communications.

What does that really mean? Check out this series of four shorts , created to add depth and context to the notion of television, re-invented. It’s all about what Videoscape can do for service providers, to dramatically improve how people consume television.

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Two Sides Are Better Than One

If there’s one thing that service providers are familiar with, it’s change. There’s been nothing but change – wave after wave of disruptive change – from the industry deregulation of the 1980s, the convergence of voice, data, and video of the past couple of decades, to the current era of digital media, which devours SP capacity without contributing equivalent revenue. But if you see change as opportunity, the projections of overwhelming future video growth is the potential “mother lode.”

The challenge is finding ways to monetize video traffic. This can be done by breaking out of traditional mindsets and adopting a two-sided business model – serving consumers as well as customers and business partners.


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CES 2011: Demo – Seeing Videoscape in action

For those who weren’t able to make it out to Vegas, we wanted to give a firsthand demonstration of what Cisco showed to our SP customers and key partners.  Cisco’s Doug Webster is joined by Neil Black who is the technical leader behind some of the innovations of Videoscape.

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CES 2011: Key takeaways – Win, win, win for video

Doug Webster, Senior Director of Marketing, WW Service Provider Marketing and Murali Nemani, Senior Director of Marketing for Service Provider Video Solutions wrap-up CES by sharing their thoughts on the reaction from attendees, customers and partners. There is even a hint as to what Cisco will be doing at Mobile World Congress.  Watch here:

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