Number of Access Technologies and IoT Deployments Is Skyrocketing
Almost daily, I work with customers and partners as they develop strategies to gain competitive differentiation through innovative technology. One area bursting with change is the Internet of Things (IoT), which has grown more than threefold in number of deployments since 2012. This is the first in a series of blogs on technology and business […]
Big Data. Big Opportunity. Real Simple: Practical Steps to Building Your Big Data Practice.
I talk to partners every day about the big data opportunity. We know that partners who sell UCS see dramatically larger deal sizes for big data opportunities. We know all of this and still there is a lot of caution and skepticism from partners about jumping into this new world of big data and analytics.
Digital Transformation in the Oil & Gas Industry: “Drill, Data, Drill!”
“Drill, baby, drill” makes for an easy mantra when it comes to energy exploration, but the oil and gas (O&G) industry moved past simply drilling long ago with the introduction...
Analytics, Separating Facts from Myth
If you ever want to start an argument, simply ask a group of music fans to name the most influential act of the Rock era. Then step back and watch the sparks fly! As a musician myself, popular music, its origins and evolution have long been a topic of interest and passionate debate among my […]
Improving Customer Loyalty with Data & Analytics
You don’t win customer loyalty solely by the “wow!” factor. You win simply by delivering on customer promises and resolving everyday issues. According to research from CEB’s book, The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty, two major factors affect customer loyalty during an interaction: The first is how much effort is required […]
Finding New Directions for Retail: The Ever-Changing Store
Hello, everyone! My name is Anne McClelland, and I am the new director for Cisco’s retail and hospitality sales team in the U.S. I’m excited to have the chance to write for Cisco’s retail blog program, and you’ll be hearing from me regularly sharing some insights, musings, and speculations on trends as well as giving […]
Why I Love Big Data Partner Series 4: Distributed Big Data Cluster with Cisco UCS and MapR–Store Locally, Query Ev …
Next in our series of Why I Love Big Data is Bruce from MapR. Together, Cisco and MapR are working on a very cool solution for keeping data local, but accessing very quickly. Also, come by the Connected Banking stand in the Cisco Live World of Solutions and DevNet area to see a demo of the […]
Achieving a 3D View of Your Shoppers
If every click made by a shopper on an online store can be considered valuable information, surely every step taken by a shopper in a physical store is also a similar wealth of data. While clearly this is valuable input that many stores would like to have, the means to collect and process it is […]
Summary: #DigitalTransformation Fueling the Need for Workforce Transformation
In case you missed it, here a summary of Karen Walker's latest blog on the IoE Blog site that reaches out to all those in the Oil and Gas Industry:...