I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news: across industries, digital disruption is threatening to overturn incumbents and reshape markets faster than perhaps any force in history. Now the good news: companies can take control of their own destiny by embracing digital transformation and the Internet of Everything (IoE).
Let’s take a closer look. By “digital disruption,” I’m referring to the effect of digital technologies and business models on a company’s current value proposition — and its resulting market position. Digital disruptors innovate rapidly, and then use their innovations as a powerful competitive advantage to gain market share and scale far faster than challengers still clinging to traditional business models that can’t keep up with the pace of change. Read More »
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Given the breakneck pace of technology change, business leaders can be forgiven for feeling as if they are living in a vortex. That’s because, in many ways, they are.
In a real vortex, rotational forces draw everything to the center, where objects collide and combine in unpredictable ways. To me, that sounds like business as usual in the Internet of Everything (IoE) era.
The Digital Vortex is the inevitable movement of industries toward a “digital center” in which business models, offerings, and value chains are digitized to the maximum extent possible. The result is “components” that can be readily combined to create new disruptions that blur the lines between industries.
Digital Disruption by Industry. Source: Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, 2015
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Our world is rapidly connecting people, process, data, and things in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is at the heart of this transformation.
As more dark assets are “lit up,” organizations will receive an influx of valuable data that can lead to insights, knowledge, and opportunities. However, much of the data generated will be just beyond reach, frequently referred to as “dark data.” Read More »
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“May you live in interesting times,” the old saying goes. With its explosion in intelligent connections, the Internet of Everything makes this one of the most exciting times to be alive — ever.
But you already knew that.
The real fun begins when we consider that as dynamic as technology change appears to be in 2015, this is only the beginning. Mobility, video, analytics, and other technologies have already transformed our jobs, our home lives, the ways we socialize, access entertainment, you name it. But now IoE is accelerating change at an even faster rate as people, culture, innovation, technology, get added to the mix.
With that in mind, let’s explore some key predictions to see where I believe IoE will take us in the next ten years or so.
The way I see it, IoE will drive an unparalleled level of social and business consciousness, as the Internet evolves far beyond its current state and limitations. This transformation will center on three core capabilities to be Hyperaware, Predictive, and Agile.
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This week, Cisco and NBA celebrate how the Internet of Everything (IoE) powers the fan experience. Thanks to advancements in technology, we’re changing courtside connectivity between the game, the player and the fan.
Like any NBA team, an IT infrastructure begins with a starting lineup of technologies that enable a winning Internet of Everything strategy. In excitement for the NBA All-Star game, Cisco picked its Starting Five for today’s IT environment. Check out our picks below and share your favorites on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the tag #ConnectedFan.
A point guard is fast and agile, and responds quickly to pressing demands brought about by unseen difficulties. Any coach can appreciate the “automatic” abilities of a veteran point guard who can sense problems before they happen and eliminate the headaches to improve the overall team’s performance. Like any successful point guard, IoE can help accelerate your organization’s ability to compete in today’s dynamic market. Through the enablement of people, process, data and things, IoE is estimated to drive a 21% increase in corporate profits.
The shooting guard is a high profile position that drives results. The efficient creation, deployment and management of applications in today’s environment greatly affect the bottom line. ACI has the potential to drive high-visibility, high-impact results for the organization that no other technology can make.
Quick and lean, the small forward is the most versatile player who just gets the job done. Like Fast IT, the small forward is in the trenches and works with the team to accomplish bigger goals. Fast IT is Cisco’s operational model for the Internet of Everything, providing organizations with the ability to provide the connectivity that allows IoE to provide a real impact on businesses that didn’t exist just a few years ago.
The power forward is the team’s most powerful traveler, known for mid-range jump shots and the ability to fulfill multiple roles in your lineup. With today’s mobile workforce and the continued proliferation of connected devices, your mobility strategy must be equally expansive and adaptable to effectively meet today’s business demands on your network.
This is your bigman — the tallest player in your lineup who is the anchor for your team’s defense. With a Fast IT model, security enables you to assess, react to, and guard against threats.
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