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Why IT Leaders Stand to Benefit from the Natural Process of Network Programmability

The programming of network resources is not just a trend, but also a way to future-proof IT and business needs.

This blog series examines how infrastructure programmability is providing a faster time to competitive advantage and highlights the differences between programmable infrastructure and traditional infrastructure, and what programmability means for your entire IT infrastructure.

To read the first post in this series that defines infrastructure programmability, click here.  To read the third post in this series that discusses how IT leaders can embrace this change, click here.

By the end of this year, the number of mobile connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth, and U.S. businesses alone will spend more than $13 billion on cloud computing and managed hosting services. In addition, the growing convergence of mobile, cloud and the network is demanding that organizations implement the right combination of strategies, processes, and infrastructure.

As the industry is changing faster than we can imagine, we are shaping the future with a new model for IT. Today’s infrastructure must be simple, smart, and secure.

A piecemeal approach to leveraging new technology—in the midst of a fast-paced market—could leave businesses disaggregated and left on the sidelines by faster competitors.

Unleash Fast IT, an operating model that delivers simplification and orchestration through automated, agile, and programmable infrastructures. The concept of Fast IT embodies IT being agile enough to operate at the speed of business. This means that in order for your organization to be successful in an increasingly complex world you must have an infrastructure that runs at a speed and scale never before seen.

There are three core principles for Fast IT: simplicity, intelligence and security. In some ways, this model is markedly different from the current IT model, which can be highly complex and closed.

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A Workplace as Flexible as the Network

Three trends are defining the enterprise workforce today: mobility, collaboration, and the BYOD movement, where employees connect the device of their choice to the enterprise network.  Smart companies are finding ways to embrace these trends for improved productivity, a more satisfied workforce, and lower costs. Read More »

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Talk2Cisco Recap: Work Life Redesign – What You Need to Know

New World, New Tools, New Approach

“Embrace change, experiment and leverage,” says Carlos Dominguez Senior Vice President at Cisco, in order for you and your business to stay relevant. In the latest episode of Talk2Cisco Carlos is joined by Lance Perry, Vice President of Information Technology at Cisco. In this information packed, lively discussion, Carlos and Lance talk about how to incorporate new technologies into your everyday work flow. Both share personal experiences around how and why new tools have changed their lives for the better.

Below are a few of the highlights from the broadcast. Feel free to post a question for Carlos or Lance…I’ll be sure they get it. Or you can reach out to Carlos directly on Twitter @carlosdominguez.

Talk2Cisco Recap: Work Life Redesign -- What You Need to Know

2:09    The benefits of new tools

8:27    Adoption of new technologies

12:45  Making the cultural shift

22:53  Moving away from email

30:05 Closing thoughts on making new technology work for you

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