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Our Unofficial Top Ten Cyber Trends for 2014

(I pulled this list together with the help of my colleague Martin Chorich. Or maybe it was the other way around. )

Every year, publications ranging from supermarket tabloids to serious academic journals issue forecasts for the coming year. Those with foresight hold on to these articles and read them again the following December for a good laugh, as we all know how accurate they can be. With that in mind, and following a long week of staring into a well and inhaling the fumes, we offer the following unofficial 2014 guide to trends for cyber security practitioners. These should not be construed in any way as representing Cisco expectations of future market or business conditions. As for their true value, this article and about $4.50 will get you a double mocha latté at a national coffee chain.

1. Changes in the Global Framework Governing the Internet – It is no secret that government policies around the world have had trouble keeping pace with the cultural and economic changes enabled by the Internet. At the same time, the Internet would not be the juggernaut it is without its borderless and unregulated nature. The Internet has developed around a multi-stakeholder model led by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). In recent years, some stakeholders have called for a more government-centric model of Internet governance. In 2014, this conversation will intensify. Debate topics will include whether governance of the Internet should change, and what sort of new governing bodies might find consensus, as stakeholders consider the risks of Internet balkanization and the potential stifling effects of mounting regulatory requirements.

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Virtual Analyst Perspective: Your Invitation to ‘Sit Down’ with Industry Analysts—for Free!

June 14, 2012 at 10:32 am PST

Analysts bring years of experience and broad industry knowledge to their clients. They also perform valuable market research and trusted competitive analyses. But tapping into these resources can be tough, because of their busy calendars.

That’s about to change! Cisco is introducing the Virtual Analyst Perspective (VAP), a pilot program that gives partners a seat at the table with well-regarded industry analysts.

It begins on June 27, as Cisco hosts two, one-hour VAP webinars. It’s completely free—partners just need to register to participate. (Editor’s note: The event is finished, but you can click here to listen to the entire Virtual Analyst Perspective replay.)

VAP’s first guest is Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst with ZK Research, a division of Kerravala Consulting. He’ll share directly with partners his expert insight on how trends can affect your business portfolio—and how to transform your business for the future. Read More »

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Cisco Connected World Report and DC Futures

December 7, 2010 at 9:34 am PST

So, what are customer trends in the next 3-5 years, how much are they really buying into virtualization and cloud, and what does all this change in the data center mean for their careers?

As part of our on-going series of Connected World Reports, we asked these and more questions to 2,600 folks from 13 counties across the globe and got some surprising responses back.  We are getting together some visionaries of our own to discuss the responses and add their own insights into where IT and the data center are going in the next few years:

  • John Manville, vice president of IT, Cisco
  • Jackie Ross, vice president, Server Access and Virtualization Group, Cisco
  • Brian Modoff, senior analyst, Deutsche Bank

Join our panel on December 8 at 8:00 a.m. PST, via a live Internet TV event to review the results and implications of the third and final Cisco Connected World Report, called  “Focus on the Data Center”.

  • To view the program, visit www.ustream.tv/ciscotv. Registration is not required, and the programs will also be available for re-play at the same link: www.ustream.tv/ciscotv.

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