This post was written by Jordi Botifoll, President, Cisco Latin America, and originally published by the World Economic Forum
Latin America faces major challenges in terms of development and competitiveness, but at the same time has a great opportunity to rethink its future and take huge steps forward. The next phase of the Internet, the Internet of Everything (IoE) – a comprehensive ‘nervous system’ of networks that connect people, processes, data and things – offers incommensurate possibilities to transform the region, with important implications for its development, employment and competitiveness.
The Internet of Everything makes networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.
Cisco Networking Academy students in Brazil build IT skills and the foundation for a lifelong career. More than 900,000 students have taken Networking Academy courses in 33 Latin American countries since 1997.
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Tags: Cisco CSR, corporate social responsibility, employability, employment, Internet of Everything, IoE, IT skills, latin america
What’s the Deal With the Intercloud?
In late 2014, Cisco announced the Intercloud, a construct providing ubiquitous access to applications across network and cloud services endpoints. So what’s the fuss and what’s in it for Cisco partners and customers?
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Tags: Cisco, Cisco Intercloud Services, Cloud Computing, IaaS, InterCloud, Internet of Everything, IoE, networking
In this digital age, retailers’ digital strategy and business strategy are becoming one as consumers increasingly expect a more customized shopping experience — one that provides value and convenience. Their expectations are higher than ever before, with more choices in products and more ways in which to interact with retailers. This is a huge challenge in an industry already dealing with complex operations and intense competition.
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Tags: cisco analytics, connected analytics, connected analytics for retail, Internet of Everything, IoE, retail analytics
For most manufacturing companies today, product and services innovation, the introduction of new models, and the need for flexibility and workforce engagement are some of the business drivers requiring a new way to look at factory automation. Often, the ideal opportunity to tackle these challenges arises when a company is expanding capacity or building a new production facility ‘greenfield’. The Internet of Everything plays into this opportunity perfectly as easier and more seamless ways to connect people, process and data have emerged. Mahindra and Mahindra, one of India’s leading automakers, seized just that opportunity to deploy a Connected Factory of the future, building the Chakan facility north of Pune in Maharashtra, to expand capacity on existing models and introduce brand new Mahindra model categories. Read More »
Tags: Chet Namboodri, Cisco, Cisco Connected Factory, customer case study, Internet of Everything, IoE, Manufacturing
Businesses have been and will continue to be disrupted by software agility and innovation. If you have any questions, just ask, if they are still in business, Movie Rental Companies (Netflix), Taxi Companies (Uber), and Retail Companies (Amazon) to just name a few areas (companies that disrupted an industry with Software). Software defined disruption has changed the landscape and continues to drive tremendous business value like never before. What’s most exciting is that we have not seen anything yet compared to what the Internet of Everything (IoE) will disrupt! To understand software disruption better and determine the innovation opportunities it helps to take a look at the typical devops model today, challenges, and opportunities.
The typical devops model is represented the figure below:
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Tags: agility, Build, cisco live, deploy, develop, developer, devops, Disruption, innovation, InterCloud, Internet of Everything, IoE, policy, project management, SDN, software