The Road to Digital Value Just Got Smoother for Banks
Today’s bankers have no shortage of headaches. Agile “fintech” challengers, tech-savvy customers, complex compliance demands, legacy-burdened IT environments — all conspire to keep them up at night. But there is great news for retail banks — as Cisco has outlined in a new research study, “A Roadmap to Digital Value in Retail Banking.” By adopting […]
Automating Configuration in a Multi-Sourced Environment
The landscape of IT has changed. The single-source provider era is quickly coming to an end as more companies embrace the world of multi-sourcing. In a 2014 report by IAOP & Information Services Group (ISG) Annual State of the Industry1, it stated that the number of enterprise IT organizations using multi-sourcing as a strategy increased […]
On-Demand Private Cloud: How to Cut CapEx, Free Up Resources, and Boost Business Agility
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 […]
Cisco Cloud Security for Public and Private Cloud – A Secure, and Compliant Cloud Data Center
Recently the widespread fire of data breaches impacting privacy of millions of hapless people across the globe has become the stirring news. This spree of cyber attacks unveiling the fact that information security industry, organizations and even governments are vulnerable to today’s persistent, well-organized and sophisticated cyber threats. There was a common theme among all […]
The Foundation for a Business Relevant Network
With the growing influx of new mobile devices, connected things, bandwidth intensive applications and more data, the network is more relevant to business success than ever before. Back in June...
Retailers Lying Awake at Night – Who’s Next?
In the past few weeks, I’ve received two replacement credit cards. And, no, this does not indicate I’ve done too much shopping! It means that hackers are continuing to target retailers and the bank decided I needed to be protected by new credit card numbers. I’m Carol Ferrara-Zarb, and as the leader of Cisco’s Security Solutions […]
What’s New in Cisco Domain Ten Framework 2.0
Earlier this week, we announced the Cisco Domain Ten framework 2.0, enhanced by great input from customers, partners, and Cisco’s well-earned experience of strategizing and executing IT transformation. The enhanced Cisco Domain Ten framework helps customers drive better strategic decisions, providing greater focus on business outcomes, providing deeper analysis of hybrid cloud implications, and extending […]
If You Didn’t Care About HIPAA Before, You May Need to Now
The HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule, released January 2013, greatly expands the number of organizations that must comply with HIPAA beyond the known ‘Covered Entities.’ The Final Rule expands the definition of a Business Associate to include an organization that ‘creates, receives, transmits or maintains’ PHI. Adding the term ‘maintains’ into the definition makes a big […]