CIOs and IT decision makers have been challenged to accelerate their digital transformation, adapt to remote work, and make their organizations more productive. Organizations have been rapidly adopting new digital and cloud capabilities and are now faced with determining what types of technology investments they need as their workforce begins to return to the office. They need to ensure that they have the best user experience, while securing the business and its assets.

The Challenges of Becoming Future Ready

According to Cisco’s Accelerating Digital Agility Research, 61% of CIOs and IT decision makers agree that they are unsure what the future of work will look like for their business in 2021. IT teams are being challenged to maximize the investments that they made at the height of the shift to distributed work, find new innovations and opportunities in the cloud, expand opportunities with the latest technology, and invest in employees and tackle societal issues.

As they invest in new technologies, CIOs must determine how to pay, consider return on investments and their budget. The ability to pay over-time can help customers secure the technology they need today to stay competitive.

Creating an Agile Workforce with New Infrastructure

To help their workforce remain productive no matter where they’re working, many IT leaders are prioritizing investments to ensure highly secure infrastructure access and the best collaboration experiences. IT is helping businesses remain agile and easily scalable by optimizing the cloud and cloud-based apps and taking advantage of new opportunities and advancements with the use of 5G and Wi-Fi 6. To optimize the adoption of these technologies, IT must ensure the maintenance of security, control and governance across devices, networks, cloud, and applications to protect valuable data and to create a consistent performance for a great user experience. Greater adoption of these technologies will help businesses get future ready as we navigate what the new workforce and office structure will look like.

Payment Solutions for the Future

Many businesses are looking for alternative ways to pay, to mitigate timing and planning risks, as they rapidly adopt these technologies while navigating the return to the office. Flexible payment solutions can support customers on their journey. Together with a Cisco account manager, payment solutions specialists can help identify the right technology solutions to address customer’s business needs and help create a lifecycle management strategy. Payment solutions provide the flexibility to allocate resources as needed and keep the workforce productive while enabling the rapid scaling of infrastructure for the best user experience. In addition, using certified re-manufactured equipment allows the business to upgrade when needed and to offset the cost against future revenue. Finally, creating a lifecycle management plan makes IT budget planning easier, aligns operating expenses with the benefits gained from refresh lifecycles and helps manage the removing of depreciating assets from the balance sheet.

Cisco can provide the technology solutions needed as customers digitize to support new ways of working and ensure their companies are future ready. Cisco Capital supports the customer journey and helps determine what to buy and innovative ways to pay for their Cisco solutions to ensure that costs stay within budget and maintain your competitive edge. Click here to learn how Cisco Capital can help.


Toby Roetto

Vice President, Global Sales

Cisco Capital