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Cloudbusting

…lthy to recognize that we are fallible, especially when we work in such a rapidly evolving industry packed with innovation. Myths and misconceptions abound. Even the well-informed need to be kept in check sometimes! At a recent industry event, I was chatting with a group of people from across the IT industry and with diverse views on cloud. We ended up discussing our thoughts on the various myths we’d heard. Eventually, we agreed on a Top 5 list…

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Reinventing Innovation to Capture the Internet of Everything Opportunity

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is not only disrupting traditional business models, it is also disrupting innovation itself. While the focus at this week’s 2nd annual Internet of Things World Forum (IOTWF) here in Chicago is on capturing the accelerated opportunity of connected things, we believe there is even greater opportunity with the Internet of Everything: the networked connection of people, processes, data AND things. IoE is already tran…

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Announcing Winners of the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge! #IoTWF

Today we’ve successfully completed the IoT Innovation Grand challenge that was announced in April 2014. When Cisco embarked on this journey, our goal was to discover, recognize, promote and reward innovators, entrepreneurs and early-stage startup businesses with innovative ideas and solutions for IoT. With over 800 submissions from 71 countries, the response has been absolutely amazing. We have received a diverse set of ideas that ranged from co…

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

…, 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 apps; a new dimension i…

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

…egic 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 percent…

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