Cisco is extending its Australian university network, announcing a partnership with data analytics outfit SAS and UTS. In a world first for two of the companies’ technologies, the partners will work on ways to gather, store and analyse data generated by the Internet of Things. Research will initially focus on manufacturing, agribusiness, healthcare – and UTS. An early project will analyse data generated by 3000 IoT sensors around the university’s faculty of engineering and IT. The goal is to conserve energy and reduce costs.
Cisco is investing widely in university links, establishing a partnership last year with the Australian Technology Group allowing students to study “digital literacy streams in its training academy (CMM August 16 2017). It is also partnering with Flinders U on a cyber security degree (CMM January 23) and it is a member of the new Edith Cowan U based CRC for Cyber Security (CMM April 6).
In November CMM’s David Myton talked to Cisco VP ANZ Ken Boal, here.