Are traditional software architectures hindering your digital transformation?
Advancements in cloud computing, distributed analytics, machine learning, robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the emerging API economy are setting the stage for entirely new data-driven business models.
Part 2: The Ski Centre Queues and the Service Provider Internet of Things Opportunity
Last week, in Part 1, I blogged about the bizarre association of queues at my local ski centre and unreliable access to cloud payment services. Being located in an...
Analytics and Automation Provide New Ways for Cisco Partners to Plug into the “Connected” Economy
Historically, organizations operated using only structured data methodically gathered and maintained within their own data centers. Now they are deluged with data from everywhere —both structured and unstructured – and from any device or sensor and at any time. Now, with the move toward digital business transformation, amazing opportunities exist for businesses to act on information analyzed in […]
Digitizing in the Real World
We hear terms like digitalization, digital business or digital transformation all over the place. But they are more than just buzz words. At Cisco, we are on a mission to help our customers transform their business so they can lead their industries.
Slow and Steady Doesn’t Win This Digital Business Race
When I talk to network professionals, I routinely ask them about the one part of their job that keeps them up at night. The thing that consistently comes up is their network speed required for delivering a consistent reliable user experience: or specifically, the lack of it. They usually follow up this admission by saying […]
Insights to Interactions: Defining New Connected User Experiences
This summer’s announced development alliance between Apple and Cisco reminded me of a quote from Tim Cook, Apple CEO, that I once read, “Most business models have focused on self-interest instead of user experience.” Needless to say, Apple has built one of the most successful brands in history by focusing on consistently delivering an exceptional […]
How Incumbents Can Thrive in a Digital World
Traditionally, incumbent companies have relied on three main competitive advantages to maintain their leadership positions over newcomers: 1) large customer bases, 2) strong brand equity, and 3) access to large amounts of inexpensive capital. Today, however, these attributes no longer provide the protective mote needed to fend off today’s agile, innovative, and risk-taking competition. Cisco’s […]
A New Model To Innovate in a Digital World
Becoming a digital business requires transforming literally every aspect of your company, including the way you innovate. Because digital business breaks down boundaries between industries and markets—think Uber—innovating within the...
Digitizing the Business: Three Tips for IT and Business Leaders
The exciting trend of digital transformation has accelerated the demands on IT leaders to help their business counterparts get value out of data. The large majority of data companies collect is never analyzed. In the quest to find untapped efficiencies, achieve competitive differentiation, and accelerate innovation, companies need all of their data to work for […]