digitization

June 19, 2017

CLOUD

Uncovering More Value from Cloud

Organizations want to know how they can innovate more and deliver new offerings for their users and customers with cloud. As I shared in my last blog, the focus has shifted from making workloads portable or getting the best pricing, to centering on how you can take advantage of the incredible innovation happening in cloud. I’m excited about how Cisco’s differentiated approach is helping customers do just that.

Tomorrow’s Digital Workforce and a New Generation of Global Problem Solvers

This year marks 20 years that Cisco Networking Academy has been working to foster the digital and entrepreneurial skills people, educators, and companies need to change the world for the better.

May 17, 2017

CLOUD

Beyond Workloads: The Changing Shape of Cloud Strategies

Over the last year, we’ve seen a significant shift in enterprise cloud strategies. What used to be about cost cutting, has become more about how to transform and digitize business. It’s all about innovation. CIOs we talk to are ready to make cloud investments to help solve business problems and bring better business outcomes. While cost is still important, the value they see from cloud goes beyond cost and focuses on how cloud can speed innovation while maximizing security at the best possible cost. If you are viewing cloud through the single lens of cost reduction, you may be missing a bigger opportunity.

Fishing for Value in a Digital World

In Cisco Services, we do both. Our engineers are on the leading edge of new capabilities – security, cloud, automation, you name it. With more than 50 million network installations,...

Six Considerations: The “How” of Digital Transformation

We see the pattern all the time. An innovation launches a trend. The trend coins a phrase. The phrase becomes a top-of-mind topic, prompting lively boardroom discussions. Generally, everyone agrees why the topic is important, but the practical aspects—the what and the how—sometimes lack clarity.  The increasingly urgent buzz around digital transformation fits the pattern. […]

April 27, 2017

CLOUD

Managing the Complexities of Multicloud

Many of you are already working in multicloud environments – a combination of public and private clouds (i.e., AWS, Azure, Google, and on-premise IT). In fact, IDC found that 84% of IT executives surveyed expect to use multiple clouds from multiple cloud providers. Organizations are pursuing multicloud for a variety of reasons including increasing revenue, reducing costs, decreasing time to market, or simplifying IT infrastructure. While a mulitcloud approach can deliver tremendous benefits, it can also create complexity, exposing a gap between the business need for digitization and what IT can reliably and confidently support.

April 12, 2017

MANUFACTURING

Why Do Factories Need a Digital-Ready Infrastructure?

Digital transformation, digital business, digitization, digital disruption. There are countless ways to phrase it, but it boils down to this. When digital technologies enable new business models, that’s digital transformation. Digital factory initiatives are generating incredible business outcomes, and at the core there’s a common denominator—a digital-ready infrastructure. Manufacturers’ Distinct Take on Digital Transformation In […]

April 6, 2017

SECURITY

Yesterday’s Cyber Posture Just Won’t Work

Many enterprises are still relying on yesterday’s cyber protection methods and infrastructure for their IT digitization efforts. Enterprises must also update their approach to cyber resilience in order to protect the full breadth of their operations.