Cisco - Enterprise IT as We Knew It

Cisco - Enterprise IT as We Knew It



The transition to digital IT starts yesterday

By Plamen Nedeltchev
Distinguished IT Engineer, Cisco

The transformation from enterprise IT to digital IT is inevitable, and it will happen in the context and as a result of what industry analysts call “the digital revolution.” Companies must realize that digitizing IT isn’t a “thing” or two “things.” It’s more about “how” rather than “what.” It’s about a new way of doing IT things.

Companies are still focused on developing a digital strategy. Instead they should be focused on integrating digital into all aspects of their business, which in Cisco’s view includes channels, processes, a data-driven operating model, incentives, and culture.

We believe that digitization means re-engineering the operating model. This re-engineering entails simplification of operations, automation, pervasive security, adaptability, and continuous innovation. Guillermo Diaz Jr., Cisco Chief Information Officer, defines the pillars of the transformation from enterprise IT to digital IT as shown in Figure 1.

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Enterprise IT Management
Enterprise IT Management (EITM) is a strategy which details how organizations can transform the management of IT in order to maximize business value.
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Internet of things
The Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"), buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data.

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Cisco Systems, Inc. (known as Cisco) is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures, and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment, and other high-technology services and products.[4] Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, WebEx, and Jasper, Cisco specializes into specific tech markets, such as Internet of Things (IoT), domain security, and energy management.

Cisco is the largest networking company in the world. The stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ-100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.[5]

Cisco Systems was founded in December 1984 by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner, two Stanford University computer scientists, who pioneered the concept of a local area network (LAN) being used to connect geographically disparate computers over a multiprotocol router system. By the time the company went public in 1990, when it was listed on the NASDAQ, Cisco had a market capitalization of $224 million. Cisco was the most valuable company in the world by 2000, with a more than $500 billion market capitalization.[6]

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TIBCO announces intent to acquire Cisco’s Data Virtualization business
  –  October 7, 2017
As a worldwide technology leader, Cisco continually re-evaluates its portfolio and makes shifts that best position the company to meet its long-term strategic goals. Cisco remains committed to enterprise ... For more information about opening a technical ...
TIBCO Signs Agreement to Buy Data Virtualization Business from Cisco
  –  October 5, 2017
The Cisco data virtualization technology can access a large, diverse, and complex set of enterprise data stores and create a ... end-to-end data discovery and governance. For more information, go to
TIBCO Software to buy Cisco’s Data Virtualization business
  –  October 5, 2017
The acquisition of Cisco Information Server, a solution that powers data ... intelligent way. The Cisco technology can access enterprise data stores and create a virtual data layer for analytics without disturbing the source data and without extracting ...
AMC Technologys Contact Canvas™ Solution Achieves Cisco Compatible Certification
  –  September 20, 2017
AMC Technology, L.L.C. today announced its Contact Canvas solution has achieved Cisco Compatible Certification for Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (PCCE/UCCE ... in connection therewith. Information contained on this page is provided by an ...
Cisco : Protecting Your Border or Offering a Service to Others? Part 1
  –  July 19, 2017
This can be eventually based on a product like Cisco Prime Service Catalog, or another framework providing a portal for IT Service Management (ITSM). Cloud is about delegation (of task responsibility or ownership of resources): offering those in a self ...
Better IoT Buy: Sierra Wireless Inc. vs. Cisco Systems
  –  October 9, 2017
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) and Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) are often considered top plays on the Internet of Things (IoT), which connects various devices to each other and the cloud. Research firm IHS expects the total number of IoT devices to surge from 15.4 ...
India will see first deployment of 5G by 2020, 2G will survive another 5 years: Cisco's Sanjay Kaul
  –  October 9, 2017
India will see the first deployment of 5G by 2020, says Sanjay Kaul, MD (India & SAARC) at Cisco Systems. However ... it is ready for IoT (Internet of Things) kind of support. How aggressively do you see telcos working towards bringing 5G in India?
Telenor, Cisco Launch Mobile-Focused Neutral Cloud Platform
  –  October 6, 2017
Cisco struck a deal with Norway-based telecommunications ... helping mobile operators use cloud-based platforms to launch new services, including Internet of Things (IoT) services. Telenor is providing the platform’s technology, which is an open source ...
Tibco acquires Cisco’s data virtualisation business
  –  October 6, 2017
Integration, analytics, and event-processing software company Tibco has agreed to acquire Cisco Data Virtualization (formerly ... to a range of data sources – from traditional, internet of things (IoT)-sourced, to big data”. The new technology creates ...
Telenor and Cisco support the launch of WG2 cloud solutions platform
  –  October 5, 2017
Using the platform, mobile operators will be able to quickly launch new services across the internet of things (IoT) and other industry sectors, as well as better position their business to sell to enterprise customers. Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco ...
Cisco-Arista: Understanding What’s at Stake
  –  October 3, 2017
implying an enormous revenue potential for Cisco and Arista. Factors such as expanding operational needs of businesses and the advent of IoT (Internet of Things) are expected to spur growth in the router and switch market. According to IDC (International ...
Motley Fool: Cisco’s transition bodes well for the future
  –  October 1, 2017
It’s investing in its transformation through internal development and a big acquisitions push. In 2016, Cisco purchased Jasper, an “Internet of Things” platform, for $1.4 billion, and it has also spent more than $4.4 billion this year acquiring ...
Cisco spreads innovation wings in Northern England
  –  September 30, 2017
Energy filled Cisco's newest innovation center space in Manchester ... The center will have five focus areas, including the Internet of Things, smart cities, digital healthcare, disruptive technologies, and digital creative like augmented reality and ...
Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle: Cloud Training and Certification
  –  September 27, 2017
Now Cisco adds components to its coursework as new technology emerges in the market, be it mobile, security, or Internet of Things (IoT). “Some certification tracks are converging and mixing,” she said. “For cloud in particular, there are several ...
Cisco: How is Your Organization Intersecting with IoT?
  –  September 27, 2017
At the Cisco Toronto Innovation Centre, we’re always looking to the future, including how the Internet of Things (IoT) industry is transforming. We see this firsthand as our centre provides a “home” for our Cisco sales teams to partner with customers ...
BCX, CISCO new solution to cut cost
  –  September 27, 2017
The Channel Manager, CISCO Nigeria, Isioma Udeozo ... “The solutions help businesses to adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) technology that will drive business scalability and lead to faster operations of devices within minutes. The solutions also ...
Cisco Systems Completes Springpath Acquisition, Eyes NetApp
  –  September 25, 2017
We note that in accordance to its software-centric approach, Cisco has completed a plethora of acquisitions in the software space over the last couple of years. The list included bigwigs like Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service provider Jasper ...
Blockchain in retail: Cisco launches new IoT alliance
  –  September 21, 2017
As of September 19, Cisco has co-founded the Trusted IoT Alliance, a consortium of 17 companies to help establish a protocol for a blockchain-based Internet of Things (IoT). The mission of this new alliance is to set the standard for an open source ...