Parag Parekh

Data Center and Cloud Services

Advanced Services Product Management

Parag Parekh is part of Cisco's Advanced Services Product Management team, responsible for service management, advocacy and development of Cloud, Big Data and IT Transformation Advanced Services Portfolio. Parag is IT professional with over 22 years’ experience in sensitive, responsible positions. Parag is extremely motivated and results-driven professional with hands-on approach and creative problem solving skills. Prior to joining Cisco, Parag has an extensive background in Contact Center and IT industry in the following broad-based competencies - entrepreneurship, program management, people management, services sales, solution architectures and software development.


In addition working at Cisco, Parag tracks mobile application space and embedded solution space. In his free time, Parag enjoys reading and spending time with his family and friends.


September 20, 2014


Top 10 ISV challenges with Cloud, Analytics, Mobile and Social Transformation

12 min read

In my previous blog, I highlighted the need in ISV’s business transformation due to various changes in the market. Although ISVs are bound to face challenges as they shift their approach to application development, they must also be weary of the challenges that can come with other technological avenues, including cloud, analytics, mobile and social […]

September 6, 2014


Why ISVs Must Transform In SMAC Environment

2 min read

In today’s era of SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud based solution, Pay-Per-Use licensing and Dev Ops software development methodology, Independent Software Vendors (ISV) are facing major challenges on many fronts. ISVs strive to differentiate from their competitors and gain new customers, as well as retain existing customers and generate additional revenue from them. […]

July 25, 2014


IT Transformation: Avoiding Pitfalls

3 min read

In the last two blogs, I talked about the reasons for IT Transformation, understanding Enterprise Environment and how to effectively set management goals. As more and more companies...

July 21, 2014


IT Transformation: Understanding environment and business goals

3 min read

In my last blog, I established reasons behind today’s need for IT Transformation. We know that CIOs hope to cut their budget in half, but this will be...

July 17, 2014


IT Transformation: Strategizing for Cost Saving and Investing for Business Enablement

1 min read

IT organizations face several challenges: a globalizing economy, the increasing cost of IT ownership, business users directly going to public Cloud providers, the difficulty of operating complex environments, effectively enabling...

January 31, 2014


Securing Cloud Transformation through Cisco Domain Ten Framework v2.0

3 min read

Businesses of all sizes are looking for Cloud solutions to solve some of their biggest business and technology challenges—reducing costs, creating new levels of efficiency, transform to create agile environment and facilitate innovative business models. Along with the promise of Cloud comes top concern for Security. With rise of applications, transactions and data in the Cloud, […]

January 30, 2014


What’s New in Cisco Domain Ten Framework 2.0

6 min read

 Earlier this week, we announced the Cisco Domain Ten framework 2.0, enhanced by great input from customers, partners, and Cisco’s well-earned experience of strategizing and executing IT transformation. The enhanced Cisco Domain Ten framework helps customers drive better strategic decisions, providing greater focus on business outcomes, providing deeper analysis of hybrid cloud implications, and extending […]

January 28, 2014


Cisco InterCloud and Cisco Services: Accelerating Cloud Adoption

3 min read

Written by Krishnan Subramaniam, Director (Migration Services practice), Cisco Services According to repeat surveys by IDC, the bad news is that challenges of cloud – security, data privacy, System Integration/migration, and legal issues – have not changed in more than five years.  The good news is that, finally, with Cisco’s cloud evolution announcement, we now […]

January 13, 2013


Journey to “Self-Healing” Enterprise Networks continued…

2 min read

Last month in my blog Journey to “Self-Healing” Enterprise Networks, we discussed reasons why IT process automation solutions for network domain has not fulfilled its promise. Today we will first reason of the two – “Need for out-of-the-box workflow templates for rapid development of network operation process automation for quick-wins”. In today’s high performance distributed […]

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