Security Innovations: Four Compelling New Reasons to Choose Cisco Security
Kaizen, a Japanese word for "improvement," is a term used in business to describe ongoing process improvement. Here we discuss four key tenets of Kaizen in modern cybersecurity.
Shining a Light on Shadow IT
Shadow #IT projects will continue to take root and proliferate throughout enterprise #networks.
Q&A: 1 CTO sheds light on his battle with Shadow IT
Meet Derek: the man, the myth, the legend. As deputy CIO and the CTO, he is tasked with the overall technology strategy and oversees day-to-day operations for infrastructure, enterprise apps and research computing teams at the University of Arizona. By 5pm, he is enjoying the finer things in life like his scotch, the walking dead, […]
The Shadow IT Dilemma
Shadow IT is not a new topic and the threat it brings can wreak havoc on your business as well as your leaders. For years, we have known that employees and lines of business are bypassing IT departments and utilizing cloud services to get their job done. Just how much are we using? Research brings […]
Cisco Live Berlin: Managing the Hyper Adoption of Cloud
As I shared in my last blog, cloud use is rampant, pervasive, exploding! As a short recap, large organization are now using an average of 1,220 cloud services (most unknown to IT departments). The tremendous spike in cloud service usage presents challenges for IT including higher business risks, costs, and a shortage of IT resources […]
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 […]
Ten Learnings and Observations from the 2015 London Gartner Data Center Conference (Part 1)
This past week I attended the 2015 Gartner Data Center Conference in London. This is always a great conference to learn from, although it always pays to look out...
Shadow IT: You Can’t Manage What You Can’t See
Shadow IT is nothing new as employees and lines of business bypass IT departments to get the cloud services they need to complete their jobs. Rogue IT has resulted in a conversation around the unintended and potentially dangerous consequences of increased security risks, compliance concerns and hidden costs. We all know that private and public […]
Let’s Talk: Tackling the Shadow IT Tsunami @ #CIOsynergy San Francisco
Did you know it pays to optimize your cloud strategy? (Literally) A recent IDC/Cisco report shows that key business indicators (top-line revenues, strategic IT budget allocations, greater IT asset flexibility) all increased with a better cloud strategy. You see this in the results. On average, companies who optimized their cloud experienced: 4% increase in revenue […]