Digital Transformation

October 13, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

In the Digital Vortex, It’s All About the Value, Not the Value Chain

Five years ago, the taxi industry seemed about as immune to digital disruption as any industry could be. Taxis, after all, were purely analog contraptions, far removed from digital innovation, software, apps, and the like. What’s more, their business model seemed as foolproof as the day it was created in the early 1900s: drivers prowled […]

October 12, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The Internet of Things: Why Now?

The time is ripe for an IoT explosion. The number of connected “things” in the world has skyrocketed from about a million in the early 1990s to 13 billion today. As the Internet of Everything (IoE) gains momentum—digitizing business processes in every industry—we expect to see 50 billion connected devices by 2020. The technology connecting […]

October 9, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Three Key Takeaways on Digital Dialogue at Gartner ITXpo

This week, I spent a few days at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. As usual, it was a great event that provided valuable insights into the state of the industry and our clients’ mindsets. Between a number of great sessions led by Gartner analysts, the dialogue created by the 10,000+ attendees at our Cisco sessions, and […]

October 8, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

IoE and Drones: A Tale of Two Technologies

In September, more than 2,500 drone enthusiasts gathered in Las Vegas for world’s largest commercial drone show, InterDrone. As I touched upon in my previous blog post, people often ask about Cisco’s role in drone ecosystem. During my keynote address the audience was astonished (a big “wow” factor) to learn that drones represent a key […]

October 7, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Digital Game on at CONSOL Energy Center

Hockey season has arrived, and millions of passionate NHL fans are gearing up to cheer on their team to the Stanley Cup title. Nowhere is that more true than at...

October 6, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

In the Digital Age, Fortune Favors the Bold

The ancient Roman poet Virgil might feel at home in the Digital Age (once the initial future shock wears off!). He famously said, “Fortune favors the bold.” These words have never been more prescient. In a recent article, we likened the current climate of ever-present disruption, innovation, and change to a Digital Vortex, in which […]

October 5, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Cisco’s Solution Framework for the Digital Journey

Every country, city, industry, and business is becoming digital in order to leverage the unprecedented opportunities possible from rapidly expanding connectivity around the globe. Digitization requires customers to rethink their business, operations, and technology strategies. Cisco’s research, along with countless business experts, forecasts that 40% of today’s leading businesses will be displaced by competitors disrupting […]

September 30, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Innovate in the Digital Era: Previewing the Gartner ITXpo

Next week I’m headed to the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 in Orlando – and I’m looking forward to seeing many of our top clients and many analysts from Gartner. The energy and buzz created by bringing thousands of organizational leaders, engineers, experts, and analysts together for five days of learning and collaboration is inspiring. This year […]

September 29, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Creating and Capturing Value To Thrive in a Digital World

By 2020, 75% of business will become digital in some way by deploying solutions that leverage the intersection of people, process, data, and things—the very definition of the Internet of Everything (IoE). For example, IoE will drive an improvement of earnings before taxes and interest (EBIT) of 15.6% in retail, 14.5% in financial services, and […]