Graduate perspective: Cisco may be large, but it operates like an agile startup
When I first joined the Cisco IT team in 2018 after graduating from university, I was eager to see how a large, global company like Cisco can efficiently develop and deliver solutions to its customers. I quickly discovered that while Cisco is big and complex, it operates very much like an agile startup, fueled by […]
Principles of Agile Infrastructure
Agile has long been considered an exclusive software paradigm. Now, here are 4 principles to bring agility to infrastructure organisations.
The Law of Conservation of Agility
Remember the law of conservation of energy which is one of the basic laws of physics and therefore governs the microscopic motion of individual atoms in a chemical reaction? This law states...
#CiscoChat LIVE: DevNet Network Automation Exchange
Join us on July 25 at 10:00 am Pacific to hear how and why we are building the most robust network automation exchange repository in the industry.
Agile, Failing Fast and Our Early Work with VR in Technical Learning
How do you create agility in a large organization? Via experimentation, which comes with both successes and failures. Watch as we explore using a VR camera to interact with our customers.
Process Paralysis? Create a More Agile Workplace in Financial Services
Collaborative technologies are allowing financial institutions to become more flexible by documenting, accessing, and leveraging the collective knowledge across global locations.
Secure Agile Exchange Revealed
We launched Secure Agile Exchange (SAE) last week in Berlin, Germany, as part of Cisco Live Europe. It was part of our DNA Virtualization announcement – it was so subtle you might have even missed it:-) We’ve been working on Secure Agile Exchange (SAE) for the last 3 years. We have a few customers going into production now with at least another 2 dozen in the pipeline. It is not a single product or SKU, but a comprehensive solution. What’s unique about SAE is that it was created and derived from the “front-line” versus the “corner office”. Consequently, the solution was born out of real world challenges and problems we hear about from our customers. Economists often say that innovation comes from small firms and most of the time they are right – not this time.
Implications of an Agile Culture
Recently, I met with many industry analysts, customers, and press at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. In numerous conversations, I was asked about the organizational implications of changing company culture and how this relates to digital business transformation. As you create a culture of agility (see previous blog), what organizational changes will a more aware, informed, and responsive […]