From the Data Center across the WAN to the User -- with unique Citrix integrations for the Cisco Open Network Environment
In the long history of the Cisco and Citrix partnership, the two companies have worked together to deliver great solutions to many of the largest corporations in the world. About 16 months ago, we enthusiastically agreed to expand the solution sets we jointly deliver beyond Desktop Virtualization to also address the Mobility, Cloud Services and Cloud Networking marketplaces. Few other alliances in the industry can match the breadth and depth of the integrated solutions Cisco and Citrix are developing.
This week at Cisco Live in Milan, I now have yet another reason to stay excited about our partnership with Cisco… the new announcement from Cisco about Cisco ONE (Open Network Environment) Platform supporting “both” datacenter and enterprise networks. Read More »
Tags: ACI, Cisco, citrix, desktop virtualization, NetScaler, vpn, xendesktop
As business groups increase their technology investments and gain more access to new technologies and consumption models, IT’s balance between operational excellence and innovation is shifting. Technical innovation can now happen anywhere. This change presents a huge opportunity for IT to drive innovation in new ways. So which organizations are seizing this opportunity?
To find out, we recently conducted the Cisco Business and IT Priority Survey to determine how these groups manage innovation, and how their business and IT priorities are linked. See the info graphic and previous blog for global results and observations, and see how your priorities compare to your peers by taking the survey here.
As today’s innovation and technology investments can dramatically impact tomorrow’s business results, the investment levels by region are particularly interesting.
For example, 50% of business leaders in China see technology innovation as a critical differentiator to their business, whereas in the US, only 21% rank innovation as critical. Multiple times in the survey, the responses from China indicated a collective interest in innovation as a top business priority. In Germany, 23%, and the UK 25% of business leaders also see innovation as a business priority as critical.
Companies in India and China also indicate that their investments are growing faster than other regions’. About 81% of Indian business leaders surveyed, and 75% of Chinese ones expect their technology budgets to increase next year – many by more than 25%. By contrast, 54% of UK businesspeople, 48% in Canada and Germany, and only 41% in the US expect their technology budgets to grow.
Indian and Chinese business leaders also indicate that they’re spending a bigger proportion of their own growing budgets on technology. In China 82% of those surveyed plan to spend at least 25% of their business budgets on technology, and in India 71% are doing the same. By contrast, only 41% of US and 45% of Canadian business leaders are spending more than 25% of their budgets on technology. Read More »
Tags: business priorities, China, Cisco Business and IT Priority Survey, enterprise networks, Germany, india, innovation, Intelligent WAN, survey, UK, unified access, us
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If you’re at CiscoLive Milan you have many opportunities to learn about our newest technology announcements. But how well do you know our current technology? If you know it well you could win a prize! Stop by the Cisco Enterprise Networks booth to play the trivia challenge on one of the iPads behind the reception desk. The trivia is 15 multiple choice questions from a bank of over 150 questions on our Enterprise Networks technologies -- including campus switching, branch routing and enterprise mobility. Some questions are easy, and I think some will challenge you.
We will be drawing from the top winners on Wednesday afternoon and winners will be alerted via email. Stop by the booth (Wed evening or Thursday) to claim your prize! You can win an iPad, GoPro, or Kindle.
Stop by the booth to play and download the app to track your progress!
Also, just for fun, I took a few pictures of tech around the Cisco Enterprise Networks and Cisco IoT booths -- can you name everything here? Read More »
Tags: #CLEUR, Cisco Live Milan, fun, games, iPad, Pictures
How many times have we done something for others? Something for people we don’t even know. We all love doing things either for ourselves, family or friends but participating in a cause, which is entirely for people who do not currently enjoy the beautiful morning walks, running or playing is another dimension and fills us with energy.
Would you like to participate in such a cause? It is happening simultaneously worldwide where everyone is running for those who can’t!
The Wings for Life World Run is an entirely new type of event never before seen nor undertaken in either running or any other sporting field. Why? Because it is a truly global adventure, encompassing up to 35 locations, in which everyone runs at the very same time all over the world! Read More »
Tags: healthcare, ISR, ISR G2, MDES, Spinal Cord Injury, Tiani Spirit, UCS, UCS-E Series, Wings for Life, World Run
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According to the Open Network User Group (ONUG), a consortium of IT leaders including Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, JP Morgan Chase, UBS, and Gap, among the top priorities to reduce network expenses was WAN management, coming it at #3.
This should not be a surprise with the growth of bandwidth demands from cloud, mobility and rich media applications like video. In fact, 68% of IT decision makers expect their WAN demand to grow. However, few (1 of 4 IT organizations) will have addition budget to pay for it.
Next week, over 5000 IT leaders will be meeting at CiscoLive Milan to find out how to prepare their organization for the opportunities ahead, and build a next-generation network. One essential element is building out a next-generation WAN.
For attendees making their way to the show, here are few sessions and demonstrations to note in your show planner.
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Tags: #CLEUR, branch, cisco live, IWAN, webinar