The long awaited Cisco Live in San Francisco is only four days away. There is a lot in store for our customers including hundreds of technical sessions, keynotes from executives and industry guests, product and solutions demos at World of Solutions and more.
One of the most important topics, in my opinion, that I believe you should tune into is on Intelligent WAN. As you come to Cisco Live and are exploring various technologies that will help your organization scale and grow for the next 3-5 years, what element is most crucial? How about the branches and stores throughout the city, country or world that is growing rapidly, not just in terms of sheer count but also by size? The number of employees working there is growing; the number of customer engagements is increasing; and the number and type of users are exploding. You need an intelligent WAN that can adjust to the demand, meet the high user expectations and be the foundation of innovation needed at the branch.
To learn more about Cisco Intelligent WAN, please join us for the following activities. We would love to hear your feedback on how Intelligent WAN can help your business and IT organization. Read More »
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Developers, IT managers, CIOs, Networking gurus, operational technologists in the manufacturing, transportation, energy and other industries have been bombarded lately with many concepts, news and visions about M2M, #IoT, #IoE, Digital Enterprise and more.
Well, Cisco is doing more than just talking. During Cisco Live in San Francisco (#CLUS): we are showcasing, presenting and enabling developers, ISVs, customers and solution providers to have hands-on experience with IOx and start “creating” solutions using fog technologies. Read More »
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Cities worldwide are competing with each other to gain prominence, draw investment, and attract new highly productive citizens. How do they create and sustain an economic environment that will foster long-term prosperity, safety and security, environmental well-being and cultural vitality? These are the key challenges city leaders face today.
How can Smart+Connected City Infrastructure Management and Internet of Things solutions that Cisco provides help cities achieve these outcomes?
Chances are you’ve searched for a parking space recently or been stuck in traffic. It’s estimated that 30% of traffic in city centers is caused by drivers searching for parking spaces. Connected cities are addressing that. Perhaps you’ve had spotty wifi connectivity on public transportation? Connected cities are addressing that too. Have you wished your streets were safe and pothole-free? You guessed it. Connected cities are already working on these issues, too. Read More »
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In today’s business landscape, cloud adoption and deployment is more than just a technical discussion. It’s really a choice about how to operate your business, regardless of what industry or vertical your organization is affiliated with.
However, as a former CIO, I understand that many CIOs are more concerned with the challenges they face when moving to the cloud than the benefits they can achieve.
For example, in the past, all of your company information and applications were locked-up behind a firewall. As such, none of your customers or remote employees could gain access to your network. Now, through clouds, you can put your business out in the world – where your customers, employees, partners and more can gain access. It’s truly making business more accessible, in an incredibly flexible way – but it can be a daunting process.
Recently, I had the chance to participate in a new Cloud Insights Video Podcast and share how all verticals face similar challenges when it comes to cloud. It probably comes as no surprise that the key areas of concern are security and privacy.
So, how can CIOs address these challenges?
Go find the right partner.
Security and privacy are very real challenges, and it’s the CIOs job to address them, but he/she doesn’t have to go at it alone. Businesses should look for a cloud service provider to become a trusted business partner. When a business is looking for a cloud service provider to host its application or data, the main questions that arise are:
- How are we going to ensure security?
- How will I maintain control over the data and applications that I put in the cloud?
- How do I maintain visibility?
When these questions about control and visibility are answered, it inevitably leads to trust. And when a CIO feels there is a level of trust for information and application security within the cloud, it ripples down through the organization, ultimately empowering customer relationships.
It’s transformational when a CEO can say to customers, “We do have that level of control and visibility and you can look to us to take care of your information.”
As organizations in various verticals look to move past security concerns, CIOs need to find a partner they trust and start a conversation, they may be surprised at how quickly some of their concerns can be mitigated.
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In the same video podcast series: How Cisco IT Solved Its Internal Cloud Dilemma by Didier Rombaut via #CiscoBlog
Cisco Solutions for Open and Secure Intercloud Workload Migration. Join our webcast to learn how the Cisco InterCloud solution helps ensure the same network security, quality of service (QoS), and access control policies previously enforced in the data center are implemented in the public cloud. The webcast is available on demand.
Watch the Cisco Intercloud Workload Migration Webcast (available on demand)
Register for @CiscoLive May 18-22 2014 — San Francisco #CLUS:
Register today for the Cisco Powered Cloud Day at Cisco Live on Monday, May 19. The insightful day will focus on opportunities and challenges that can be addressed with cloud.
Watch Cisco Live’s Technology Business Vision keynote by Rob Lloyd on Tuesday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
Watch Cisco Live’s Cloud Technology Trend Keynote – Aligning Your Strategy and Business for Cloud Success by Dr. Gee Rittenhouse and Faiyaz Shahpurwala on Tuesday, May 20 – 1:30 p.m. PDT.
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The Internet of Everything (IoE) is changing the business and IT landscape, fueling unprecedented growth and disruption. As such, just thinking about cloud deployment is not enough. Organizational leaders need a cloud strategy to help future-proof their business and better meet objectives.
In fact, according to Gartner, organizations that continually monitor cloud computing trends and subsequently update the enterprise’s cloud strategy, will likely avoid costly mistakes and garner the most value from market opportunities over the next few years.
As CXOs adopt cloud strategies, what key trends should they keep in mind?
Here’s a short list for consideration:
Trend #1: Prepare for Growing Cloud Workloads
Today’s world isn’t just a world of many clouds, but also a world of growing cloud workloads.
According to Cisco’s Global Cloud Index:
Annual global cloud IP traffic will reach 5.3 zettabytes by the end of 2017. By 2017, global cloud IP traffic will reach 443 exabytes per month (up from 98 exabytes per month in 2012).
Global cloud IP traffic will increase nearly 4.5-fold over the next 5 years. Overall, cloud IP traffic will grow at a CAGR of 35 percent from 2012 to 2017.
Global cloud IP traffic will account for more than two-thirds of total data center traffic by 2017.
In this video, find out how these growing cloud workloads are driving IT to become a broker of cloud technologies.
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