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Derek Mitsumori

Marketing Manager

By day, Derek Mitsumori is a marketing manager at Cisco, focusing on all things cloud. What it is. Why it’s important. And how it impacts day to day life.

From a trajectory that started out studying engineering at UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan, he transitioned to marketing upon joining Cisco in 2006. Prior to joining Cisco, he lived the service provider life, having worked on the early days of VOIP and IP communications as an engineer at GTE, Genuity, Level3, and Verizon.

By night (and weekends), Derek is a family man, expending what little energy he has left on getting his daughters to do their homework sooner rather than “later,” to practice piano with at least a convincing amount of effort and attention to detail, and to limit their screen time. That last one is still a work in progress.

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August 3, 2021

PERSPECTIVES

When Automating Processes, Some Win Bigger Than Others

Organizations with highly mature operations reap greater benefits because they embrace automation – giving them greater adaptability, resilience, and agility. Read the final installment of a Cisco-commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting: Automation + Operational Maturity = Major Business Benefits.

July 20, 2021

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Everyone Faces Automation Challenges, But You Can Surpass Them

Read the third installment of a Cisco-commissioned study by Forrester Consulting: Automation Is Not Without Challenges, But They Can Be Overcome. The study spotlights some of the challenges and how they differ for operationally mature organizations versus those with low-maturity operations. The message to both: Don’t be discouraged!

July 12, 2021

PERSPECTIVES

When It Comes To Operational Maturity, What Sets Leaders Apart?

Learn what sets leaders apart when it comes to operational maturity. The Second Installment of our automation strategy blog series: Operational Maturity Is Critical to Business Success, focuses on four areas of competency: strategy, technology, process and governance.

June 30, 2021

PERSPECTIVES

Don’t Wait for the Going to Get Tough to Modernize Operations

This is the first installment of our automation strategy series, based on a Forrester Consulting thought leadership paper commissioned by Cisco: Modernize Operations To Digitally Transform And Weather Any Storm. The research focuses on how enterprises can modernize their operations to boost agility — which is key to their ability to weather adversity.

May 18, 2021

PERSPECTIVES

Banish Your Blind Spots to See More and Deliver Winning Digital Experiences

See how observability can become your superpower; a kind of x-ray vision to penetrate the vast and complex data ecosystem that underpins application delivery like never before. More than just visibility—it lets you see the full context of the ecosystem, with all its interdependencies and correlations, to arrive at better insights.

March 29, 2021

PERSPECTIVES

Find and Fix IT Issues 10 Times Faster with Observability

A mission-critical application has gone down. The various technology teams gather to figure out what the problem is...Meanwhile, consumers can’t use the app. They’re frustrated. According to the App Attention Index, 49% of consumers switch suppliers because of a poor digital experience...But thankfully, there’s a better way. It’s called “observability."

November 17, 2020

PERSPECTIVES

What’s Your Business Resiliency Plan?

What’s your Business Resiliency plan? Learn how Cisco’s business resiliency plan empowered teams to work from anywhere, added built-in security into every solution, and automated platforms for additional agility.

April 3, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud, As Seen From My Recliner At Home

Our household is definitely “Alexa”-enabled, but behind the scenes, there’s also Apple, Logitech Harmony, Philips Hue, WeMo, Spotify, and Nest. Here’s the thing…without something to coordinate it all, what would my experience be like?