SaaS

July 5, 2017

COLLABORATION

Collaboration at #CLUS, Final Wrap: “Ahh, the Cloud” and Endangered Chickens

The final day of Cisco Live US didn’t disappoint. The week closed with a full agenda of sessions, innovation talks, and – of course – the celebrity keynote. Collaboration VP and CTO Jonathan Rosenberg made a room full of people nervous – on purpose. The session title probably provided a clue: “Worried About Putting Your Data in the Cloud? Good, You Should Be.” Speaking of nervous people, Bryan Cranston's celebrity keynote had a strange (and hilarious) focus on the fate of farmyard chickens.

June 2, 2017

COLLABORATION

Cisco Spark Board on Demand

Speed and productivity were key when designing the Cisco Spark Board. Now, we make it easy to get with our Cisco Spark Board Access Plan with no up-front hardware costs.

October 18, 2016

CLOUD

The Evolution and Growing Relevance of Managed Services in a Cloud Computing World

Defining Managed Services and Cloud Computing Managed Services is traditionally understood to be the practice of having a third party Service Provider – also known as a Managed Services Provider (MSP), take over the IT operations management (ITOM) responsibilities and functions from an enterprise’s internal IT. The third-party aspect is highlighted in the use of […]

August 22, 2016

DATA CENTER

Cisco ACI and Apprenda PaaS Integration Goes to Production

“No-Ops” for Developers and “No-Dev” for IT Ops   Analysts agree that IT is in the midst of a major transformation. Based on the results of latest Gartner enterprise IT buying behavior survey, the majority of spending is going towards modernizing, functionally expanding or substituting long-standing business and office applications with cloud-based software-as-a-service. According to […]

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 […]

Enterprise cloud services are changing. Are you ready to adapt?

Forget trying to offer cost savings, you need to meet your customers where they are today, not where they were two years ago. And that means helping them solve a wider range of business problems. Just a few years ago, cloud services were all about dollars and cents. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) was the biggest demand from […]

April 26, 2016

NETWORKING

Are You Ready to Test Drive Location Services?

If you’ve been curious about location services, but always assumed it was complicated to deploy, too technical for non-IT folks, too expensive, or all of the above, hear me out. Perhaps you run a public-facing organization – maybe it’s a retail mall, hotel, an airport, or a café. In this new digital world, your customers […]

Sparking a Revolution in Collaboration

You can think of collaboration tools—messaging, meetings, calling—as the central nervous system of the modern organization. But traditional collaboration platforms, with their disparate applications, interfaces, and delivery models, have often been complex and frustrating—both for end-users and the businesses implementing them. Part of the problem has been balancing everything that global enterprise and government customers […]

Cisco, Verizon Teaming to Offer Expanded Collaboration

In today’s world of digital disruption, the customer experience is king and end-users are becoming sovereign decision makers who select their own portfolios of collaboration and content sharing SaaS tools. This pattern is driving tremendous innovation in the market and exponential growth for dozens of major new collaboration applications in use by knowledge workers globally. […]