SaaS

February 18, 2016

NETWORKING

CMX Cloud an Equalizer: Insights and Experiences Simplified

If you are a Business to Consumer (B2C) enterprise, you want to know more about the visitors in your venue, how long they stay and what they do in the venue. These insights can help you create more relevant customer engagements, maximize promotional activities, as well as optimize venue operations. Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) […]

January 25, 2016

COLLABORATION

The Hierarchy of SaaS Testing Needs

Software testing. For a long time, software testing was one of those dark alleys of the software development process. Often ignored, considered as an afterthought, and staffed by “someone else” who did an important job but was outside of the core development process. Well, that has all changed. In the SaaS world – especially one […]

January 13, 2016

PARTNER

Turbo-Charge Your Cloud Conversations and Uncover New Business Opportunities

I’ve spent a lot of time on the road over the last few months.  Europe.  Asia.  Canada.  Latin America.  And everywhere I go I talk to our partners.  The one constant: frustration over their ability to have a deep conversation with customers about cloud. Partners have told me their customers want to hear how they […]

January 11, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Announcing Data Virtualization Release; Increased Support for Cloud, SaaS and Social Media Data Sources

Cisco continues to make significant investments in our Data and Analytics offerings, including our industry-leading Data Virtualization software. The latest release of the Cisco Information Server, version 7.0.3, reflects the healthy collaboration that we have with our valued customers, and our talented engineering team. Two forces driving the evolution of data management for analytics are […]

November 23, 2015

COLLABORATION

The Myth of Greenfield Technology Environments

This is part of a series on the evolution of the Cisco Collaboration Cloud platform, exploring the technical and design principles behind its unique architecture. In the last post in this series, Jens Meggers talked about the huge importance of user experience, and how essential it is to simplify, connect, and delight. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is […]

September 3, 2015

DATA CENTER

The Long Road to the Cloud – Changes in Application Deployment Criteria

In today’s world as more and more customers prepare to take advantage of cloud technologies, they are finding that private cloud and colocation services are essential options in their journey to the cloud. We are lucky to have Dan Harrington, as a guest blogger. Dan is a Research Director covering Datacenter trends at 451 Research. […]

September 1, 2015

CLOUD

Cloud Adoption Today: A View of Cloud Maturity for IT Organizations

By Robert Mahowald, IDC Program Vice President, SaaS and Cloud Services We recently surveyed more than 3,450 executive-level IT decisionmakers in 17 countries to find out their future plans and current state of cloud adoption. What we discovered is pretty remarkable. According to IDC’s CloudView Survey, 57% of organizations are already using or planning to […]

July 20, 2015

CLOUD

Overcoming Cloud Jargon

These are three conversations that I had recently with a partner, a customer, and a Cisco executive (not necessarily in this order): “Cloud refers to only private and hybrid cloud, right?” “I thought infrastructure-as-a-service is public cloud, not software-as-a-service.” “We know how much public cloud we are using because we know what infrastructure-as-a-services we are […]

March 19, 2015

COLLABORATION

Continuous Delivery – realizing fast IT

For those following trends in the software industry, Continuous Delivery (CD) has been all the rage. What is it? Simply put – continuous delivery is the ability of a SaaS application to push new software into production multiple times per day. Typically, only the cloud software components are updated at this rate. Client code – […]