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Network Must Be Automated For IoT, Says Exec

  • CRN, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:38 AM

There's not enough people on the planet to run the network when looking at the scale of the Internet of Things, said Cisco's IoT leader Rowan Trollope. "The design of networks today, which are largely manual and involve people with fingers to keyboards and tools configuring them, there aren’t enough people on Earth – even if we could certify them as CCIE's -- to run the network the way that it's being run today when you look at the scale of the Internet of Things to configure the network," said Trollope, senior vice president and General Manager, IoT and Applications. "So the network must become automated, and in order to become automated, we need intelligence."

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