Fast IT

September 16, 2016

INSIDE CISCO IT

My Favorite Superpower

I was at a movie theater recently, seated comfortably and waiting to see the latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, when I overheard a friendly debate among three young men in the row ahead of me. “If you could have one superpower, what would you want?”  It’s impolite to eavesdrop, but I had that […]

July 21, 2016

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Financial Services Gone Digital at Cisco Live 2016

Kevin Spacey delivered an amazing keynote closing out Cisco Live 2016: “Today, the last words of my speech belong to Frank Underwood.”   Cisco Live this year was all about how digital is dramatically redefining business models. Digital is creating disruption for incumbents and opportunity for the disruptors. In today’s world, digital is about survival. […]

February 24, 2016

INSIDE CISCO IT

Holistic Design is Good Medicine for Your Data Center

If you share your secret sauce recipe with a lot of people, is it still secret sauce? I recently co-hosted a televised Data Center tour alongside Cisco IT distinguished engineer Jon Woolwine. A camera crew shadowed us as we walked the company’s Data Center in Allen, Texas and discussed the site’s infrastructure and how various […]

February 17, 2016

INSIDE CISCO IT

How Cisco IT is Enabling Fast(er) IT

Cisco IT EMEAR Data Centre Day highlighted the technology path Cisco IT has taken toward a far Faster IT, and Digitization. And most of it is taking place in our Data Centre today. Like most, every major business advancement comes from a mix of people, processes and technology. Each impacts the other. Where to begin? […]

February 15, 2016

INSIDE CISCO IT

A Fast Day for Fast IT

I was at Cisco IT EMEAR Data Centre Day today, surrounded by about 100 Cisco customers, sales, and IT people. This customer event was the first large European event where Cisco IT shared our own DC experience directly with customers. Cisco IT has a lot of experience deploying powerful new technology in the data centre […]

January 13, 2016

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Step into the IT Fast Lane with Automated Integration

Last month, Japan’s Kenichi Ito broke the world record for the 100 meter dash – running on all fours – with a time of 15.71 seconds. Known as...

January 12, 2016

GOVERNMENT

New Year’s Resolutions for CIOs

As 2016 begins, people all around the world are making resolutions to improve themselves in the coming year. While you might be dedicating yourself exercising more and eating healthier, I encourage everyone in government IT to think about resolutions you can make to help your organizations better embrace digital transformation. In no role is this […]

December 17, 2015

DATA CENTER

Avoid Wild Light Sabers & See How Pulsant Delivers Cloud Services Faster With ACI (Case Study)

Being fast is important this time of year. X–Wing Fighters in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” are fast. Avoiding that overly...

December 1, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Service-Oriented Everything and Digitization of Your Business

The next big phase of the Internet is the race toward digitization, which brings together people, processes, data, and things in new, more productive ways. In this emerging hyper-distributed digital world, connectivity is even more vital than ever before. Companies that are going to thrive and realize new opportunities will be the ones that adopt […]