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3 Steps to Better IT Planning and Ensuring Technology Remains a Priority

3 Steps to Better IT Planning and Ensuring Technology Remains a Priority

Tech leaders need to be united on infrastructure requirements, but the business case must be clear to get the attention of CFOs. Cisco’s Portfolio Explorer helps connect your technology budgets and develop a unified approach to meeting your business needs.

Empowering Leadership in a VUCA World

Empowering Leadership in a VUCA World

Future business success requires that we develop our leaders differently. Instead of teaching people by showing examples, we need to teach them in the moment as we tackle trade-off decision-making.

Sustainability and hybrid work were top of mind at Gartner Symposium in Barcelona 2022

Sustainability and hybrid work were top of mind at Gartner Symposium in Barcelona 2022

CIOs and IT executives gathered in Barcelona recently for the European leg of the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo to explore the strategic technology trends for 2023 and beyond. Cisco presented its vision for the future workplace and how we are delivering on our sustainability goals.

February 10, 2022

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Connecting technology, people, and places is critical to hybrid work success

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In a hybrid world, the workplace is anywhere. Endpoints could be anything, and applications are hosted everywhere. We depend on the network as a pivotal point connecting everything to everything — and to everyone — so we evaluate emerging networking trends as part of our Hybrid Work Index.

December 20, 2021

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Celebrating what’s possible when you use tech for good

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VP of Storytelling Gwen Murphy shares her top 10 list of Cisco's most memorable stories of 2021.

November 16, 2021

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Fast-Track Your Digital Transformation with a Platform Approach

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Get insight into the challenges organizations face on their digital transformation journey and see how a platform approach can help accelerate operations across an increasingly hybrid work model.

August 3, 2021

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When Automating Processes, Some Win Bigger Than Others

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Organizations with highly mature operations embrace automation – giving them greater adaptability, resilience, and agility. Read the final installment of a Cisco-commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting: Automation + Operational Maturity = Major Business Benefits.

July 27, 2021

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We Test-Drove The #1 Solution You Need To Win Digitally

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Our Customer Zero team has been building out its Internet and network visibility capabilities and delivering compelling results. We embedded and tested ‘ThousandEyes Internet and Cloud Intelligence’ on the Catalyst 9000 access switches; discover our top three findings.

July 20, 2021

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Everyone Faces Automation Challenges, But You Can Surpass Them

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Read the third installment of a Cisco-commissioned study by Forrester Consulting: Automation Is Not Without Challenges, But They Can Be Overcome. The study spotlights some of the challenges and how they differ for operationally mature organizations versus those with low-maturity operations. The message to both: Don’t be discouraged!

July 12, 2021

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When It Comes To Operational Maturity, What Sets Leaders Apart?

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Learn what sets leaders apart when it comes to operational maturity. The Second Installment of our automation strategy blog series: Operational Maturity Is Critical to Business Success, focuses on four areas of competency: strategy, technology, process and governance.

June 30, 2021

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Don’t Wait for the Going to Get Tough to Modernize Operations

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This is the first installment of our automation strategy series, based on a Forrester Consulting thought leadership paper commissioned by Cisco: Modernize Operations To Digitally Transform And Weather Any Storm. The research focuses on how enterprises can modernize their operations to boost agility — which is key to their ability to weather adversity.

June 22, 2021

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Eager to Empower Your Teams? Observe More to Solve More

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If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that work is not a place you go — it’s something that you do from anywhere. Working in a remote or hybrid capacity has profound implications for teams and what IT can do to empower them.

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