Cisco IoT Platform Gains Machine Learning

Sdxcentral | February 21, 2020

Cisco today introduced machine learning capabilities and tighter integration between service providers and vendors in its IoT management platform. Cisco IoT Control Center now includes machine learning models to identify anomalies and resolve problems before they impact IoT services. The feature also enables service providers to alert customers of errant or otherwise unused devices, and therefore implement greater control over connected devices. Cisco’s IoT platform is largely the result of its $1.4 billion acquisition of Jasper in 2016, but the effort has grown considerably during the last four years. Cisco has partnerships and IoT management reselling agreements with 52 network operators and claims to be the No. 1 IoT management platform provider for connected cars.

Spotlight

IoT devices, or any of the many things in the internet of things, are nonstandard computing devices that connect wirelessly to a network and have the ability to transmit data.

Spotlight

IoT devices, or any of the many things in the internet of things, are nonstandard computing devices that connect wirelessly to a network and have the ability to transmit data.

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