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Cisco pumps $30m into IoT centre in Barcelona

Cisco intends to invest close to $30m in the facility

Networking giant Cisco on Wednesday announced plans to open an Internet of Things innovation centre in the Spanish city of Barcelona. From 2015 to 2020, Cisco intends to invest close to $30m in the facilities’ restoration, innovation lab, IT equipment, and talent acquisition primarily in engineering, application development and research.

As Barcelona embraces cloud and mobile, silos become a thing of the past

Manel Sanromà, chief information officer of Barcelona City Council

Manel Sanromà, the chief information officer of Barcelona City Council tells Business Cloud News that cloud computing, mobile technologies and the Internet of Things are front and centre for Barcelona as it moves to improve city management and break down silos across municipal government, the city, and ultimately Europe.

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