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Fast IT Top Insights Part 2: Accelerating Innovation through Analytics, Security, and Savings

In our previous blog, we began our exploration of how Fast IT will transform the role of the IT organization — enabling it to drive innovation in unprecedented ways for the business. And to do so amid the rapid disruption of the Internet of Everything (IoE) economy. Specifically, we examined the role of Fast IT in simplifying complex, cumbersome infrastructure. And how this added agility will open the door to faster provisioning of enterprise ap…

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IoE is the Path to Gartner’s ‘All Things Digital’

…tegic asset. Gartner calls it dual-IT. They discussed how to “keep the lights on” while at the same time driving innovation. In another study, Cisco found that 83 percent of IT spending is still directed towards keeping the lights on, [FAST IT] and only 17 percent is spent on innovation. By implementing a simple, smart, and secure IT strategy — featuring agile and programmable infrastructure —  an IT organization can drive as much as 20-25 percen…

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1871 and Lighting a Fire For IoE innovation

…e.  They’re named after the fire of 1871 – not because of the destructive nature of the fire, but because of the innovation and ingenuity that built up Chicago afterwards.  1871 is true to its name as we’re seeing a similar surge of innovation and ingenuity from the startups that are based there. Cisco was a founding sponsor of 1871 and today we’re expanding that sponsorship.  Cisco will be offering equipment, tools, training, and mentorship to m…

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Challenging the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

Yesterday, Cisco and Junior Achievement of Northern California hosted Cisco’s inaugural Social Innovation Challenge on our San Jose campus. Fifty high school students from nearby Independence High School and Sequoia High School worked together in small groups to create and pitch ways to connect the unconnected. I watched as excited students presented ideas to improve the patient/physician relationship and make the experience at the San Francisco…

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Fast IT Top Insights Part 1: IT Transformation and Innovation

…dimension in data analytics; how Fast IT facilitates the cultural changes that are as crucial to attaining fast innovation as infrastructure changes; and how Fast IT will underpin a critical new approach to security. Finally, we will explore how Fast IT enables an exciting “IoE dividend” in savings (time, resources, and money) that can be reinvested back into the IT organization, to drive new capabilities and future innovation. To learn more, vi…

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