Diving Headfirst into the Co-Economy
Given the complexity and pace of change in today’s digital economy, you can no longer operate in a silo – you must build an ecosystem of customers and partners, large and small, and start co-innovating with them.
Innovating in a Corporation: The Best of Both Worlds
While many people assume entrepreneurs cannot thrive in corporate environments, this is not the case. Corporations provide greater resources that enable employees to be even more innovative than employees at startups.
Back to School 2017 Takeaways on the Customer Experience
Back to school (BTS) 2017 is officially in the books, and retailers are getting ready for the upcoming holiday season. Now is the time to reflect on key lessons learned for retailers. This year’s back-to-school sales were projected to be the most successful in the last five years, with total combined spending for college and […]
Cloud and On-Premises: The Best of Two Worlds
Let’s be honest, when most IT people are questioned about cloud, immediately they would mention either Amazon (AWS) or Microsoft Azure; some may also mention Google Cloud Platform, IBM SoftLayer or even Rackspace. All of them are Public Cloud providers with their own expertise and offering as well as market share. According to a Forbes recent article, the more AWS and Azure compete to win customers, the greater the innovation and growth in Public Cloud adoption. The article has some interesting data points but, for the purpose of this blog,
Amazon Exhibit 99.1: Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times
Ancient wisdom holds golden nuggets of corporate and human behavior that are still relevant in modern times. Practicing these shared values helps avoid stasis, irrelevance, decline, and death.
Cisco brings proven ASA security to AWS marketplace customers
We are very excited to announce the availability of Cisco’s best-selling Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv) for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform. Our customers can now use Cisco ASAv to protect their on-demand AWS workloads and achieve consistency across hybrid cloud environments. The Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv) runs the same software […]
The Delivery Experiment: My Week of Living Digitally
One of the hottest topics at NRF this week has been delivery systems. Recent research by Cisco Consulting has found that delivery is one of the top concerns of not only retailers, but of shoppers as well. I now have personal experience of this: Just before the holidays, my husband and I ran an experiment: […]
OpenStack Podcast #12: Interview with Redapt CTO Mark Williams
Mark Williams was in the middle of the action when Zynga initially started cranking out megahit games and the company’s IT organization had to find the resources to cope with exponential growth. Hear the experience he and his team had as they moved to Amazon, scaled on Amazon, then moved many of their workloads back […]
A Global Intercloud: Cisco Cloud Services, Cisco Powered, and You
In a previous blog post, I discussed some considerations organizations should keep in mind when...