Agile

September 13, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

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, […]

June 9, 2016

DATA CENTER

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...

May 4, 2016

NETWORKING

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 […]

April 26, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

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 […]

February 17, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

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 […]

September 23, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco Continues Mobile Core Momentum: Leads in Packet Core Market Share according to IHS Infonetics Research Data.

Well I told you that we would be back real soon with another update and here you go. As you remember we recently blogged that ACG Research again confirmed that Cisco continues to be the leading provider of Mobile Packet Core and Mobile IP Infrastructure over the past several quarters. Now another analyst firm, IHS Infonetics […]

September 22, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

WAN Automation Engine and Segment Routing: Two Great Solutions Even Better Together

Are you looking to deliver an intelligent, dynamic and highly optimized programmable network where applications have control in how they explicitly traverse the end-to-end network? If so, you have probably been watching the Application Engineered Routing story unfold since it was launched in March 2015. For those of you following this developing chapter in the […]