Friday, July 15, 2011

Cisco Reminds Us Once Again How Big The Internet Is Getting - Arik Hesseldahl - Enterprise - AllThingsD

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Now it seems the networking giant Cisco Systems has appropriated it to mean something else entirely, something a lot more meaningful in the larger context of the Internet. The way Cisco sees it, the number of devices connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people populating the entire planet. And that’s not just smartphones and tablets. It’s sensors tracking the health of cattle, and medical devices monitoring the health of cardiac patients and so on. And eventually, rather than always interacting with humans, they’ll be interacting with each other automatically, updating our daily schedules. Other examples include the machine-to-machine-type devices that outfits like Iridium, the satellite data firm, is finding so lucrative.

Cisco Reminds Us Once Again How Big The Internet Is Getting - Arik Hesseldahl - Enterprise - AllThingsD

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