A few weeks ago Cisco released the Global IT Impact Survey. For this survey we interviewed over 1300 IT professionals across 13 countries, at all ages of their careers -- those in their 20s all the way through those over 60. We had people from many different industries -- education, construction, government, transportation, consulting, utilities -- and more.
When we released the survey, the analysis we did was really just a small part of what could be looked at. There was a lot more data there to sift through and analyze than we explicitly discussed. For example, we found 48% of those surveyed saw business opportunity with the Internet of Things. However, I was curious how IT knowledge and perceptions of IoT correlated with some of the other data we gathered. And because I somehow thought it would be faster to put my analysis down in images (hint, it probably wasn’t) I made a data visualization. Read More »
Tags: Cisco Global IT Impact Survey, Data Visual, GameChanger, infographic, internet of things, IoT, Opportunity with IoT
This week, I invited Chris Cullan, product marketing manager, business
services solutions at InfoVista to discuss his “grumpy old man syndrome (GOMS).”
Not really a grumpy old man, Canadian
Chris will share how Cisco and InfoVista are working together to solve GOMS by giving communications service providers (CSPs) and their enterprise customers the ability to bridge the application – user – business gap. Specifically, Cisco and InfoVista can help CSPs and customers detect and apply QoS to over 1400 applications, including bit-torrent, p2p apps, Netflix, Youtube and about 1400 others – without probes and at a hardware cost up to 30% lower than standalone appliances. Cisco also produces monthly updates to application signatures that can be implemented without interruption to the network.
Please join our free upcoming joint webinar on Thursday, June 13th at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time; it will be moderated by Light Reading, a leading trade publication.
Take it away, Chris!
Thanks, Bob. I’m not really that grumpy. I’m Canadian, after all.
One thing really annoys me…okay, many things really annoy me, and the number seems to increase as I get older. I call it “grumpy old man syndrome”. My wife just calls it painful. But for this audience, the one thing I am referring to is “dumb pipes”. I am continually frustrated by the industry’s willingness to down-play its core value.
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Tags: Application Visibility and Control, AVC, GOMS, Grumpy Old Man Syndrome, InfoVista, ISR-AX, WAN
What do you get when you take Cisco’s best-selling campus access switch line, double almost everything (including port density in-stack, stacking bandwidth, buffers and CPU), then make it more secure and simpler to use, all with power-saving capabilities that possibly make it the “greenest” access switch in the industry?
You get a GameChanger
This is exactly what Cisco announced yesterday (June 4th) at our annual Partner Summit event. Cisco is introducing the next generation of its wildly successful Catalyst 2K switches with the new Catalyst 2960-X series of stackable Gigabit Ethernet access switches. Read More »
Tags: 2960, 2960-X, catalyst, Cisco, enterprise networks, GameChanger, Layer 3, New Catalyst 2k, onePK, switch
A few weeks ago, Cisco introduced our new vision for enterprise-wide network architecture based on the Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) framework. This approach is not a radical departure from traditional networks, but a transformative architecture that brings unprecedented openness and programmability to enterprise-wide networks (not just data centers) to be ready for the Internet of Everything. It transforms networks making them more agile, high-performing and application-centric, while making the best use of existing network resources (brownfield deployments).
The need for this architecture is predicated upon the increasing number of applications, the complexity of deploying them, and the fast changing business environments that they need to support. These environments include multiple mobile devices users are bringing into the network as well as the sensors and other connected devices we expect will make up the 50 billion networked devices Cisco and GE have predicted for 2020. They also include new cloud-based application deployment models. This complexity is impacting the networks that need to serve these environments. Read More »
Tags: APIs, Borderless Networks, Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture, GameChanger, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things (IoT), IoE, ISR G2
Among all the Megatrends that have significant implications from an infrastructure perspective (as discussed here), the one that customers in EMEAR currently expect the most from Cisco is Clouds. Both in terms of technical guidance as well as architectural innovations.
In the Cisco Cloud approach, intelligence in the network can help ensure delivery of cloud services, provide access and services to the right users, and offer the flexibility to connect with public, hybrid, and community clouds.
As shown in the illustration to the right, three main elements must be considered to build an efficient cloud. In addition, the network needs to provide dynamic access to these resources, and the Cloud applications and services must deliver anywhere, anytime access.
With the emergence of Cloud architectures, innovation is required within the network to allow IP to gain two critical features not natively provided by IP today: IP mobility and the Virtual Private Network (VPN). Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cloud, EMEAR, Hybrid Cloud, LISP, Megatrends, mobility, Multi-Tenancy