What makes managing software so hard? As someone charged with leading your organization’s digital transformation, you’ve had your fair share of setbacks. In fact, you’ve probably seen almost all the ways transformation can become mired in complication: Issues with contract terms, compliance, and license management hold back your progress, as cloud complexity and uncertainty compound the challenge.

In order to move forward, you first must understand where you stand now. That’s why Cisco recently commissioned IDC to identify the top IT challenges with infrastructure software management.

Curious what they found? Come along as we explore the results of this research — in our latest #CiscoChat podcast. Download the episode on SoundCloud, or listen here now.

In this podcast, I chat with John Marshall, senior director of enterprise buying strategy, and Andrew Sigarto, software marketing specialist. John and Andrew walk through the IDC research findings, highlighting Cisco’s take on software management along the way. Listen in for answers to the following questions and more:

  • What are the top five infrastructure software management challenges?
  • What’s on the horizon for software licensing and enterprise software contracts?
  • What is Cisco’s approach to enterprise licensing? What makes this approach to software licensing different?

The answers await in this new #CiscoChat podcast. Listen to the episode now, and contribute to the conversation yourself in the comments. After you’re done, make sure to check out the IDC research and Cisco assessments  referenced in this podcast.


Candace Inscoe

Sr. Manager

Software Marketing