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Thomas Barnett, Jr.

Director, SP Thought Leadership

Worldwide Service Provider Marketing Group

Thomas Barnett, Jr. is Director of Thought Leadership in Cisco Systems’ worldwide service provider marketing group. In that capacity, he and his team are responsible for developing and maintaining several global research and market intelligence initiatives. Thomas has played a leadership role in the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI)—the company's ongoing effort to forecast and analyze the growth and use of the Internet and IP networks worldwide. He has also helped build the Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI)—the company's ongoing effort to forecast the growth of global data center and cloud-based IP traffic as well as analysis of trends associated with data center virtualization and cloud computing.

Thomas has more than 15 years of telecom industry experience in a variety of marketing roles (supporting optical, Ethernet, storage and other technologies). He was previously the marketing communications manager for start-up Fibex Systems (acquired by Cisco). His focus has been in marketing programs and communications—writing and developing solution collateral, creating strategic partnerships, etc. Thomas has more than 25 years of professional experience including previous marketing positions at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Parker Hannifin Corporation. He earned a B.A. degree in Journalism from Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN).

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January 22, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Register for the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Webcast

On February 3, 2015, we will release the ninth annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast and Methodology Update, covering projected growth and usage...

November 5, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Evaluating Fixed and Mobile Networks for Cloud Readiness

Access networks are fundamental to superior cloud experiences As a complement to the fourth annual update of the Global Cloud Index, or GCI (see media release), we’ve once again included the Cloud Readiness Supplement. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (or NIST), which is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, […]

November 4, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco Global Cloud Index (2013 – 2018): Data Center and Cloud Traffic for the Next Five Years

What do our GCI Forecast projections mean for you? Today, Cisco released the fourth annual update of its Global Cloud Index, or GCI (see media release). For most people who follow cloud-computing, it’s no real surprise to learn that global data center traffic will nearly triple over the next five years or that cloud traffic […]

June 10, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

2014 Cisco VNI Forecast: It’s not just about big numbers

Today, Cisco released the updated VNI Global IP Traffic and Service Adoption Forecasts, 2013 – 2018 (see media release). The key drivers of global IP traffic growth (network users, devices/connections, broadband speeds, and video consumption) continue to show increases that will create a greater global demand for IP network resources: By 2018, there will be […]

Service Provider Network Monetization and Innovative Service Offers

By Shruti Jain, Senior analyst, SP Thought Leadership The latest Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast 2013-2018, highlights the following key trends: The number of mobile users is growing: By 2018, more than 64% of the world’s population (7.6 billion people) will be mobile users. The number of mobile end user devices and connections […]

February 5, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Forecast Update (2013 – 2018)

Wireless momentum continues worldwide and mobile data traffic expected to increase nearly 11-fold Today, Cisco released its latest Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Forecast, 2013-2018, projecting future mobile data traffic over cellular networks (2G, 3G, or 4G) and wi-fi off-load traffic. Our detailed research, including region-specific and some country-specific data, can be found in […]

Winning Stories Bring Networking to Life: VNI Service Awards

Last week we notified the five winners of our inaugural VNI Service Awards competition.  When we launched this program on March 26, 2013 our goal was to inspire others about the human aspect of what it means to be connected. We wanted to learn how various communication technologies were being used. How does having access […]

May 30, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

The 2017 Internet: A Look at the Future, Courtesy of the Cisco VNI Forecast

Visualize this: nearly half the Earth’s population – 3.6 billion people – connected to the Internet for communication, commerce, education, information, and entertainment.  Think that’s too futuristic? Think again. By 2017, less than five years from today, that will be our reality. This prediction is one of several key findings from the newly released Cisco […]

Rewarding Innovation: VNI Service Awards Wants Your Story

Today, we are pleased to launch the VNI Service Awards. This rewards program runs from March 26 to May 10, 2013. The five top finalists will share USD $10,000 in cash prizes. The VNI Service Awards is complementary to our VNI Service Adoption research. This work forecasts global trends in how users are adopting 27 […]