The world is experiencing a digital revolution that is rapidly changing your business landscape. This revolution is not only connecting people with digital technology; but it has made this technology ubiquitous in all of our lives. The result is tech-savvy employees and customers with new expectations how to interact with your business.
Meeting these expectations requires a transformation into a consumer technology company by utilizing digital technology to streamline operational processes and improve customer experiences. Industry data indicates those organizations begin this transformation process experience increased profitability, market value and revenue.
Cisco’s private cloud automation facilitates the transformation of your business from manual to automated standardized service delivery. Converting manual processes into automated workflows increases data center productivity which fuels faster time-to-market by business and application teams of new products or services.
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Tags: Cisco, cloud automation, Enterprise Cloud Suite, HP Helion, LightEdge Solutions, private cloud, VMware, vRealize Suite
Have you heard the expression, “People don’t remember what you say, they remember how you made them feel?” Last week, I had the opportunity to participate with more than 8,000 women (80 from Cisco) — in a one-day conference sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc. and other companies. There were many amazing speakers who shared their stories of perseverance, optimism and goodness. I don’t recall everything these presenters had to say, but I certainly remember how they made me feel. Here are just a few of the great pearls of wisdom from the event.
Preparation – It’s what defines champions. @CarliLloyd
Carli Lloyd is a star on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and Most Value Player (MVP) of the 2015 Women’s World Cup champion. She was always the best player on each of her youth soccer teams, but when she reached the collegiate level, she knew she had to step-up her performance if she was to be a leader. It was her personal coach who told her she needed to not only improve her soccer skills and game technique, but also her character. Ouch! This was tough feedback to accept. Her coach was wise enough to give Carli this needed correction, but also hope and a goal: If she Read More »
Tags: Carli Lloyd, Cisco, Cisco Office of Inclusion and Collaboration, collaboration, Connected Women Conference, diversity, inclusion, John Jacobs, Leymah Gbowee
‘Tis the season for bold and forward-thinking retailers to try new things! Excitement is building as many innovative retailers focus on areas to make the holiday shopping experience better for their customers.
Enhancing Retail Mobile Apps
Some retailers are using mobile apps to help customers spend less time gathering deals and waiting in line, and more on finding the gifts their friends and family want:
- Target makes it easy for parents to play Santa by enhancing their kids’ wish list app. This app includes new holiday games and a kid-friendly search function to add products in a “letter to Santa.” Parents then log into adult mode and respond to the letter, buy the presents directly, and share the list with relatives.
- Kohl’s mobile app lets shoppers gather all their deals in one place by scanning gift cards, Kohl’s Cash, and Yes2You loyalty rewards into a mobile wallet. Customers also enjoy accelerated checkout in stores using Apple Pay.
- Walmart’s mobile app lets customers build holiday wish lists by scanning items while shopping in stores, which can then be accessed by friends and family members using the app’s search feature. The app also directs consumers who order presents online to pickup locations in the store.
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Tags: alert, Android Pay, App, Apple Pay, channel, Cisco, Dick's Sporting Goods, digital, endless aisle, Gamestop, in-store, Kathryn Howe, kiosk, Kohl's, mobile, omnichannel, online, pickup, retail, shopper, Tesco
ITD and RISE are now part of CCIE Data Center:
Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) is a hardware based multi-terabit layer 4 load-balancing, traffic steering and services insertion solution on the Nexus 5k/6k/7k/9k series of switches.
||Written Exam (%)
||Lab Exam (%)
|1.0 Cisco Data Center L2/L3 Technologies
|2.0 Cisco Data Center Network Services
|2.1 Design, Implement and Troubleshoot Service Insertion and Redirection
- 2.1.a Design, Implement and Troubleshoot Service Insertion and Redirection for example LB, vPATH, ITD, RISE
2.2 Design, Implement and Troubleshoot network services
- 2.2.a Design, Implement and Troubleshoot network services for example policy drivenL4-L7 services
|3.0 Data Center Storage Networking and Compute
|4.0 Data Center Automation and Orchestration
|5.0 Data Center Fabric Infrastructure
|6.0 Evolving Technologies
To learn about RISE (Remote Integrated Services Engine), please see: http://www.cisco.com/go/rise
To learn about ITD (Intelligent Traffic Director), please see: http://www.cisco.com/go/itd
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This is part of a series on the evolution of the Cisco Collaboration Cloud platform, exploring the technical and design principles behind its unique architecture.
In the last post in this series, Jens Meggers talked about the huge importance of user experience, and how essential it is to simplify, connect, and delight. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is increasingly essential to delivering those three ingredients.
A true SaaS platform can provide continuous delivery, enabling rapid updates of software to make constant improvements on those ingredients. It also enables A/B testing and metrics-driven software development, which can ensure that the product is in fact delivering a great user experience.
The problem is that all of that works fine and well for companies that can get a complete collaboration solution from the cloud. But – the reality is – these types of greenfield environments are not all that common. Most companies have a huge amount of on-premises software. In fact, most of them have a huge amount of on-premises software that provides collaboration functionality. IP PBXs (like our own Unified Communications Manager), email servers, corporate directories – these all exist en-masse on-prem. And for many companies, these products work and work well, with quite a bit of life left in them. Consequently, even for a company that is excited about the user experience that SaaS can deliver, it’s not clear how to get there because they aren’t greenfield. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cloud, collaboration, collaboration summit, hybrid, SaaS, unified communications