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 […]
Upskill U: How to Adapt to Agile & DevOps
Submitted by Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, the Editor of Upskill U at Light Reading Just as service providers are moving away from traditional networks to all-IP virtualized networks, their software development processes are also undergoing a major overhaul. Yesterday’s work silos can’t keep pace with tomorrow’s network needs, and many operators are increasingly using more dynamic, […]
Yes Adopt DevOps But Don’t Forget The Pain of Re-Writes: My Biggest Software Lesson Ever
As we deliver more and more software projects in my part of Cisco Services, I have a keen interest in software development best practices. And concerns on poor practices. A...
Cisco dCloud Managers Get Social – And on Video – to Put Customers First
The Cisco dCloud team recently got our entire management team on video, and apparently it was one of the scariest things they ever did. Or was it?
Navigating Ships & Other Nautical Adventures
My team’s recent fun event was on a cruise liner on the calm, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean hugging San Francisco. Besides soaking up the panoramic vistas and general bonhomie, I particularly enjoyed my conversation with the skipper. Our worlds were completely apart and yet I found the conversation to be completely relatable. Most […]
Will Digitization Eliminate Jobs or Redefine Them?
Digitization is impacting companies in every industry as business leaders implement digital technologies and processes to transform all aspects of their operating models. Yet, even with the growth and innovation that digitization will drive, many people fear it will eliminate jobs at a record pace. In addition, by 2020, four in 10 industry incumbents will […]
Hey Mobile Operators: “It’s Time to Network Like the Big Guys, Innovate Like a Startup”
Here we go, Mobile World Congress is fast approaching with about 100,000 attendees descending on Barcelona next week. The big focus this year is said to be around 5G, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and virtualization. So on those themes Cisco recently hosted a Cisco Knowledge Network Session with Heavy Reading’s Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown on Virtualized Packet […]
ACG Research says “Cisco Packet Core is Accelerating”
Growing Market Share Leadership in Mobility – #1 in Packet Core, EPC, MME, SGW, & PGW for Q2 2015, driven by demand for LTE, Wi-Fi, VoWi-Fi, VoLTE, Policy Suite. Wasn’t...