Digitizing the Business: Three Tips for IT and Business Leaders
The exciting trend of digital transformation has accelerated the demands on IT leaders to help their business counterparts get value out of data. The large majority of data companies collect is never analyzed. In the quest to find untapped efficiencies, achieve competitive differentiation, and accelerate innovation, companies need all of their data to work for […]
Swimming in Data and Analytics
As I prepare to go to the Data and Analytics conference in Chicago next week, I just realized how much I have been swimming in big data and analytics lately. There has been so much going that I think It makes sense to that highlight some activities from last week, upcoming activities next week and […]
The Branch: A Retail Bank’s Secret Sauce to Success
So This Guy Walks into a Branch… I like to think of myself as a tech-savvy consumer, and that includes my banking habits. That means that I rarely step across the...
Leverage & Prepare for the Future of Networked Communications
Several years ago, Cisco published predictions on the growth of Internet traffic – such as by 2017, there will be 5 devices and related connections for every Internet user worldwide. While the vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing into reality, in just a couple of years, it’s expected to create more global […]
Tame Your Data with these 5 Strategies
We all know that data is exploding and in more places than ever before. Without the right strategy in place, it can be a real monster. When tamed, data holds the key to great insights about an organization’s business that could help grow sales, improve the customer experience and save a lot of money. Unfortunately, […]
Welcome to Cisco’s Analytics & Automation blog platform!
We see our customers across a range of industries are striving to become digital enterprises. Easier said than done in today’s hyper distributed environments. With over 14 billion devices online today and 50 billion expected by 2020, the exponential increase of data is being created by people and processes connecting from everywhere. It is becoming […]
Connected Analytics: Learn to Live on the Edge – and Love It!
Not surprisingly, as a networking company Cisco frequently publishes predictions on the growth of Internet traffic. Bragging unintended, typically the forecasts are pretty accurate. In a 2012 report we predicted that by 2017 there would be 2.5 devices and related connections for every person on earth, while there would be 5 devices and related connections […]
Creating and Capturing Value To Thrive in a Digital World
By 2020, 75% of business will become digital in some way by deploying solutions that leverage the intersection of people, process, data, and things—the very definition of the Internet of Everything (IoE). For example, IoE will drive an improvement of earnings before taxes and interest (EBIT) of 15.6% in retail, 14.5% in financial services, and […]
Unleash Your Business Analysts Cisco Data Preparation
As the leader of Cisco’s Data Virtualization and Analytics Business Units, it is my pleasure to announce Cisco Data Preparation, a new big data and analytics offering for business analysts and IT. What is Cisco Data Preparation? Driven by Business’s accelerating demand for analytics, Cisco Data Preparation (Data Prep) makes it easy for non-technical business […]