automation

July 8, 2015

DATA CENTER

Simpler IT Management Increases the Effectiveness of Advanced Technologies

2 min read

Advanced technology assists your business on its journey to becoming more efficient and agile so it can keep serving the rising expectations of customers.  But, how can you help these advanced technologies serve your business well? Technology headlines focus on the individual tools to help you support advanced technologies; but the pivotal reality is that […]

June 1, 2015

CLOUD

On-Demand Private Cloud: How to Cut CapEx, Free Up Resources, and Boost Business Agility

2 min read

Today, enterprises need greater business agility and faster time-to-market for applications. That’s why, in many instances, they are building their own private clouds or adopting on-demand private cloud. Companies that are most suited to building their own private clouds are those that have deep engineering and IT leadership and need strong security and governance around […]

May 26, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cisco ONE Software Makes it Easy to Start Automating

1 min read

Companies’ expectations of IT keep increasing as the pace of business intensifies, creating greater demand for new services and faster access to resources and data.  If you have been reading my blogs, you know that THE way for IT to keep pace with the speed of business is automation. But buyers beware. IT automation solutions […]

March 4, 2015

SECURITY

The Seven Wonders of User Access Control: Part II

2 min read

In the first of a two-part blog series, The Seven Deadly Sins of User Access Controls, my colleague Jean Gordon Kocienda provided fresh insights into overly-permissive user access controls as a common underlying cause of data breaches. In this blog, I address the solutions to those “Seven Deadly Sins” with a modern twist on the […]

January 10, 2015

RETAIL & HOSPITALITY

Coming to NRF: Lisa Fretwell on Shopping Trends, New Frontiers

2 min read

Cisco will be featured in two Big Idea sessions at this year’s NRF conference starting tomorrow, and I’m happy to introduce guest blogger Lisa Fretwell, who will be leading one of these two seminars. Lisa is the Managing Director of Retail at Cisco Consulting Services, specializing in the Internet of Everything and analytics, and how these […]

January 5, 2015

DATA CENTER

Capture New Business Opportunity with Effective Automation

2 min read

The connections between your business success and data center efficiency have never been clearer or stronger. Delivering data center resources quickly to capitalize on new business opportunities or projects is a major factor for business success. The only way to expedite resource delivery is by replacing manual processes with repeatable, best-practice-based automated service consumption and […]

December 2, 2014

NETWORKING

Defeat IT Complexity To Free Time For Innovation

1 min read

When Apple Pay was announced in September this year, it brought a lot of attention to the digital payment business. But this is certainly not the first sign that we are moving rapidly towards a digital society. For example, Starbucks has been doing this for years by handling millions of mobile wallet payments every week. […]

December 2, 2014

DATA CENTER

Is IT Automation the Key to Operational Excellence? Industry Analysts Think So

1 min read

Businesses move quickly until they have to cross rough roads paved with technical challenges. That’s because even though data centers are sophisticated, the components that support most businesses still include far too many 20th century manual processes, silo based resources and administrators pressured to keep up. Although automation can speed up IT, and your business, […]

August 7, 2014

DATA CENTER

Punch the Data Center Accelerator and Maintain Full Control

2 min read

Every organization needs more from their data centers, such as faster services and data analysis for real-time decision making.  The unprecedented expansion of data is a major driver of rapid data center transformation.  Consider these statistics: 90% of all data in the world was created in the last three years Data centers handled 214 exabytes […]