There is no denying the changing role of IT. The traditional govern and build approach is too slow for the new world of cloud and mobile computing. IT departments, who once carefully metered out which services they would offer and how they would be delivered, are now being led by a completely new set of drivers.
The model has been upended: employees and customers now decide by proxy what they want and it falls upon IT to scramble and deliver it instantly. These days the face of the technologist is your average high school student, retail shopper, hotel guest, hospital patient, and even branch office employee. This “consumerization of IT” has transformed these beings into powerful, roaming, high-octane data seekers assuming connectivity at all times. In essence, they expect access to any application on any device from anywhere with a high quality experience. Read More »
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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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