Like most industries, security has gone through many different evolutions. Over the past 20 years, the industry has been largely product focused, with customers deploying point products across the network in an effort to “cover” all security gaps. Over time and with the arrival of mobile, social and cloud, customers now recognize that having all the security products in the world is not going to close all the gaps. Today’s customers are looking for fully integrated solutions – a combination of services, products and people.
This is where Cisco delivers. We are elevating our security solutions efforts with the creation of a Services Security Practice, led by security industry veteran Bryan Palma, who comes to Cisco with an extensive background in both services and security. Reporting to Edzard Overbeek, Senior Vice President of Cisco Services, Bryan’s team will build three new service categories for our customers: Consultation; Product Implementation and Support; and Managed Services for enterprises and governments.
Cisco’s integrated security strategy is to defend, discover and remediate the most critical threats. With world-class products, research teams, global intelligence, advanced threat protection – and now services – our customers will benefit from continuous security in more places across the infrastructure.
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Tags: Cisco Services, security
Last week, I presented at the Colorado Innovation Summit in Denver, Colorado where leaders from higher education, industry, start-ups, government, and research labs came together to discuss a wide array of innovation topics such as technology, education, social entrepreneurship and economic development. The need to transform and revitalize communities around the world to make public services and communications anywhere and on any device more accessible was one of the hot topics.
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Today, we are experiencing the largest economic and social shifts in history including an aging population – countries like the U.S., Japan and China are going to see its elderly population over 65 years old more than double before the year 2050. As a result, millions of new jobs will need to be created and productivity needs to be significantly increased to absorb the burgeoning working-age population. We are also observing other shifts: economies are shrinking in Europe, Germany and Russia while economies like Nigeria and Saudi Arabia and Egypt are seeing hyper-growth numbers. In both these economic situations, increasing productivity to increase income and overall living standards is vital. These and other trends we call the Internet of Everything (IoE) highly resonated with attendees as they saw that having the ability to anticipate customer needs and how to solve their problems creates a huge opportunity for global companies.
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Tags: Colorado Innovation Summit, innovation, Internet of Everything, IoE
As Cisco’s executive sponsor for Brazil, I had the honor and privilege to launch our new Rio de Janeiro Center of Innovation on August 22.
I am very excited about the opportunities the Rio Center of Innovation can provide to enable growth – this venture is just one of many investments we are making to develop applications and solutions to foster what we call the Internet of Everything – expected to generate $613B in global profits in 2013, and $14.4 trillion of potential economic “value at stake” over the next decade. The facility will support local companies to develop applications and solutions intended to connect the 99 percent of things that still remain unconnected in the world today.
The Rio Center of Innovation will allow local companies to take advantage of some of the foundational technologies Cisco provides. We will join forces with our partners to create software, solutions and innovation for Brazil. Initially, we will support various sectors, such as: oil and gas; sports and entertainment; healthcare; education; public safety and security; and Smart grid.
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Tags: brazil, innovation, Internet of Everything, IoE
Many of us are turning to social media to not only give us news on our friends, but news of the day.
The birth of a royal baby to Kate and William took Twitter and Facebook by storm… and the British monarchy right into the Internet age. Companies can do the same by tapping into what people are already excited about.
In my latest blog, I talk about how to make your own content timely and interesting. Read the full post here
Tags: royal baby, social media, Social Media Strategy
On Wednesday 14th August, Cisco Australia is partnering with The Snowdome Foundation to hold the Great Shake-Up; an interactive web-based fund-raising event that is streamed live into your own boardroom from 12.30pm – 1.30pm for an hour of education and entertainment.
Cisco and The Snowdome Foundation intend to shake up fund-raising by streaming the event live to over 500 boardrooms across Australia. In fact, the event can be streamed live to anywhere with an Internet connection; it can be viewed on big screens, computers and even tablets. Some people are even planning to hold an event at home and invite friends to watch via their home computer.
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