cloud and managed services

Cisco Stealthwatch: Security Analytics Services without upfront cost or risk

As cybersecurity becomes more complex and demand grows for knowledgeable security staff, organizations will look for more ways to maximize their security budgets. One way to do so is to...

January 25, 2017


The Full Potential of Intelligent WAN: Reduce Complexity With Managed Services

Most enterprises struggle with their IT strategies when it comes to branch offices. At the core of this issue is the age-old problem of cost versus benefit (and also factoring in the ultimate quality of service at each price point). In a time when IT departments and business units are having to cut expenditures to affect positively the corporate bottom line, the crosshairs are always squarely on top of what appears to be excessive IT expenses. For Branch offices, the decision is a very critical one that has a direct bearing on productivity at the core business level.

December 13, 2016


Let’s Have a Chat

‘How can I talk to my bank when I can’t call my bank?’ I don’t always want to pick up the phone & call my bank. I might want to still have a conversation but what if I can’t due to my circumstances? I’m in the quiet carriage of the train being a saint! I […]

November 15, 2016


Are Customers Getting Real Value from Their Managed IT Services?

Is It A Bait-and-Switch? As 2016 comes to a close, we in the managed IT services industry can say with some confidence that our customers really do understand...

October 18, 2016


The Evolution and Growing Relevance of Managed Services in a Cloud Computing World

Defining Managed Services and Cloud Computing Managed Services is traditionally understood to be the practice of having a third party Service Provider – also known as a Managed Services Provider (MSP), take over the IT operations management (ITOM) responsibilities and functions from an enterprise’s internal IT. The third-party aspect is highlighted in the use of […]

October 17, 2016


Why Care About Cloud Managed Services?

Here in Cisco’s Cloud and Managed Services, or CMS, we think a lot about the value proposition for the managed services offerings we bring to market. Obviously, we try to create managed services that help augment Cisco’s networking, collaboration, and data center products and that allow us to be successful in the product market. Much […]

August 8, 2016


Why a Managed Service is Critical to Your Hybrid WAN Strategy

The Opportunity By year-end 2017, Gartner estimates at least five global carriers will have incorporated SD-WAN as a key component of their managed network service designs. At least two Tier 1 operators have already made announcements in line with this prediction. By year-end 2018, Gartner estimates 10% of enterprises will have replaced their WAN routing […]