cloud managed services

August 10, 2017

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

5 SD-WAN Operational Challenges for Service Providers to Consider

Cloud and associated networking technologies such as Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) offer significant benefits. The challenge is that you need to go through complete operational transformation which affects both IT and the business.

February 23, 2017

CLOUD

Capture the Enterprise Digital Transformation Opportunity with Cisco Powered Cloud Managed SD-WAN Service

Cisco recently announced the availability of a new Cisco Powered services designation entitled Cisco Powered Cloud Managed SD-WAN (software-defined wide area networking) under a new Cisco Powered services category named Cloud Managed DNA Services. This new category of services will enable our Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) partners to make their way into the new cloud-based managed delivery model. The newest service, Cisco Powered Cloud Managed SD-WAN, allows providers the ability to offer the same DNA (Digital Network Architecture) outcomes with the convenience and value of managed services, combined with the power of cloud orchestration.

June 22, 2016

CLOUD

Gartner Report Says Shadow IT Will Result in 1/3 of Security Breaches

Last week, Gartner published their Top 10 cloud security predictions for 2016. They predict that “by 2020, one third of successful attacks experienced by enterprises will be on their shadow IT resources.” As Gartner rightly points out, the reality is your business is engaging with shadow IT resources and they shoot a big hole in […]

November 10, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Quest Cuts through the Cloud Complexity to Deliver New Managed Services at Scale

Across the industry, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t see cloud services as a huge market opportunity. According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, global cloud IP traffic will nearly quadruple over the next several years, accounting for more than three quarters of all data center traffic by 2018. But there’s been one major […]

November 4, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Backed by Cisco and Microsoft, UDT Delivers Business-Class Hybrid Cloud

What do you say when your customers want a diverse range of cloud services—SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, private, public, hybrid—with the ability to deploy on demand? What if they want the flexibility to order and manage them all from the cloud, while keeping their data onsite? And what if they say they can’t wait weeks for […]

June 1, 2015

CLOUD

Dinner as a Service (DaaS) – or a just better path to the cloud?

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a cloud expert by any means: not as a private pilot or marketing professional working in high tech.. But I do know this Cloud computing can be intimidating – just as real clouds are intimidating to any general aviation pilot looking to fly from point A […]

March 17, 2015

CLOUD

Contact Center Analytics that Drive Customer Loyalty through Better Customer Experiences

As part of Cisco’s connected analytics portfolio of software and services announced in December, we combine Cisco’s rich intellectual capital, knowledge base and deep network expertise with business analytics domain and data expertise to create analytical insights that deliver customer business outcomes. These network-enriched business analytics offerings across Network, Wireless/Mobility, Location, Video, Contact Center, Collaboration, […]