CIO

August 4, 2015

CLOUD

Unicorns and Global Digital Disruption: Part II

In my last blog, we talked about the current age of digital disruption and how unicorns are changing the tech landscape. What Does This Mean For You Though?...

March 16, 2015

CLOUD

Traditional ISVs – Transform your Business into the World of Cloud Computing

If you’re a traditional on-premises software company, you’re in the right place. Today, I will talk about how cloud computing can transform your business. In a subsequent Cisco Blog, I’ll discuss the implication this move will have on your sales and distribution strategy. Model One Business Model Traditional software companies have operated in a Model […]

March 2, 2015

DATA CENTER

Seven Software Business Models – Part 2

Many years ago I found myself talking to venture capitalists about the differences between SaaS, outsourcing, ASPs, MSPs, online applications; etc. Also I noticed that my Stanford students had little understanding of the economics of software, so I developed the idea of seven business models to cover everything in the software business, and remove the […]

February 23, 2015

DATA CENTER

Seven Software Business Models – Part 1

Many years ago I found myself talking to a venture capitalist about the differences between SaaS, outsourcing, ASPs, MSPs, online applications; etc. Also I noticed that my Stanford students had little understanding of the economics of software, so I developed the idea of seven business models to cover everything in the software business, remove the […]

February 17, 2015

DATA CENTER

Seven Ways to Move to the Cloud

While cloud computing is based on a number of technology innovations, I’m going to write for the non-technical person who I think needs to understand this major shift.  In the...

January 28, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cloud Managed Networking is the “Easy Button” for the Network

Let me start with a few ideas that should be pretty uncontroversial: Digitization is transforming even the most old-school industries. Who would have thought the taxi cab business would get turned on its head by an app? The old way of doing IT—where every company builds and maintains its own vast infrastructure—is going to change. […]

October 15, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Fast IT Top Insights Part 2: Accelerating Innovation through Analytics, Security, and Savings

In our previous blog, we began our exploration of how Fast IT will transform the role of the IT organization — enabling it to drive innovation in unprecedented ways for the business. And to do so amid the rapid disruption of the Internet of Everything (IoE) economy. Specifically, we examined the role of Fast IT […]

October 14, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco’s Software Journey

Last week I attended the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, where the theme of the event was “Driving Digital Business.” One of the key themes was the Internet of Everything (IoE) as well as some of the key enabling trends like mobility, cloud, big data, and analytics. A lot of attention was focused on  the changing […]

October 7, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Fast IT Top Insights Part 1: IT Transformation and Innovation

In the Internet of Everything (IoE) era, CIOs face a maze of challenges — along with a wealth of opportunities. But for the IT organization to fully realize those opportunities — and become a source of organizational agility and a true partner for innovation in the business — a wholly new IT operating model is […]