Cisco has a strong global presence. The company’s AoT solutions cater to various industry verticals including manufacturing, energy, transportation, government, education, retail, healthcare, and BFSI. The company partnered and collaborated with many companies as a part of its inorganic strategy to have a strong presence in the AoT marketspace. For instance, in 2016, the company partnered with Philips and Ericsson to come up with new and innovative analytical solutions and cater to a wider audience. The company also acquired Jasper in March 2016, believing that there is an incredible opportunity to accelerate the IoT adoption with Jasper’s cloud-based platform. The company also adopts an organic growth strategy comprising product launches to further penetration in the AoT market. For instance, in February 2016, Cisco collaborated with SAS to launch edge-to-enterprise analytics platform targeting specific IoT use cases related to retail and manufacturing.