Our most important task now is to provide joint Cisco and Microsoft channel partners with the air cover needed to help customers simplify their IT operations, create more effective cloud deployments and realize the significant cost savings and efficiency benefits of optimized data centers. Read More »
In my last two blogs I discussed the challenges Enterprises are facing for their WAN, the differences between Enterprise needs in their LAN and WAN, and how the traditional ONF model for SDN isn’t practical for the Enterprise WAN. Let’s now look at how the new Cisco ONE Enterprise Architecture can address this.
It’s a well- known fact that the technology world is changing. For example, for many years, across the industry, services were viewed as a ‘bolt on’ to products. If customers purchased a ‘box’, they would also buy some associated maintenance services. As technology has become more complex, there is a heightened appetite for implementation, rather than just traditional support.
We’ve also seen many of the more ‘mundane’ tasks required to maintain IT health become automated, allowing businesses to free up and redeploy valuable IT resource to focus on innovation.
As well as enabling an organisation to operate more strategically, these shifts also present new opportunities for the CIO – a role which, in itself, has experienced many changes over the last twenty years.
When I’m learning a new subject, amongst many things I often find myself following 5 steps:
Developing familiarity with the topic and its main concepts on a high level
Breaking down the topic into smaller chunks that are easier to understand
Finding supporting points and connections that help bring the whole story together
Creating acronyms, words, sentences and other mnemonics along those lines that make it easy to remember the specifics
Reinforcing my newly acquired knowledge via repetition, visual illustration and/or practical application
This is the same spirit in which we created our new Cisco Social Media Playbook. Our goal was to bring you a collection of easy-to-remember practices, tips and factoids in a lighthearted manner. If you want to learn what it means to be S.O.C.I.A.L., understand the listening ABCs and Read More »
Among the many great speakers at the event were Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Cisco, who spoke about leadership and Sheila Jordan, SVP, Communication and Collaboration IT, who led a how-to discussion on personal branding. The panel discussion moderated by Shari Slate, Cisco’s Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist, highlighted Rebecca Jacoby, Cisco Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, IT and Cloud and Systems Management Group andMaria Teresa Lensing, AT&T Vice President Signature Group.
I particularly enjoyed hearing from Shahd Attar, Cisco Marketing and Engagement Manager, Emerging Solutions Advisory. She is the first full-time, permanent cisco female employee in Saudi Arabia. She spoke about co- founding CellA+, a nonprofit professional women’s networking group of more than 2000 members today.