Cisco: Data Center Solutions for Midsize Businesses

From Traditional to Digital and Beyond

Around the globe, countries, cities, and organizations are taking their first steps towards digital transformation in order to capitalize on the opportunity brought about by the next wave of the Internet – the Internet of Everything (IoE). While many are embracing technologies such as Cloud, Collaboration and Data & Analytics, most are not realizing the full value from their digital projects because they fail to recognize that their digital strategy and business strategy are becoming one and the same. In fact, by 2020, 75% of businesses will be digital (seamlessly blending the physical and virtual environments) or will be preparing to become one.

To be ready for this digital transformation, organizations need to transform their business strategy and IT, connect people, process, data and things, embrace analytics, and ensure they are secure everywhere.

Cisco is helping them do this today – we help clients reinvent their businesses and benefit from our experience what's possible when technology and business strategies come together seamlessly. We make digitization a reality by deploying dynamic infrastructures that speed innovation, and by connecting the unconnected to turn data from anywhere into insights everywhere. Cisco is the strategic partner to help clients move from traditional, to digital, and beyond.

This is how we're ready. Are you?

Michael Riegel
Vice President, Internet of Everything, Cloud & Services Marketing
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  • Global Perspectives on Flipping to Digital Leadership:
    The 2015 CIO Agenda
  • Dave Aron Poh-Ling | Lee Partha Iyengar
  • 30 January 2015
  • Building on the 2015 Gartner CIO Survey, in this report we interpret and augment the advice from "Flipping to Digital Leadership: The 2015 CIO Agenda" for specific industry and geographic contexts.

  • Analysis
    The beginning of 2015 is showing high levels of uncertainty in the macroenvironment:
    • Many national economies are in flux, stuck in or recovering from crises.
    • There are a number of geopolitical dramas unfolding.
    • Globalization continues to challenge and reshape the competitiveness of nations, industries and companies.
    • Many industries are in transition, in terms of their products and services, industry boundaries, the structure of their ecosystems, and the nature of competition.
  • Top 10 Strategic Predictions for 2015 and Beyond: Digital Business Is Driving 'Big Change'
  • Daryl C. Plummer | Leslie Fiering | Ken Dulaney | Michael McGuire | Claudio Da Rold | Alexander Drobik, Adam Sarner | William Maurer | Frances Karamouzis | Jorge Lopez | Robert A. Handler | Earl Perkins | Andrew Frank | Elise Olding | Angela McIntyre | Julie Short | Owen Milbury | Michael Shanler | Ruby Jivan | Jake Sorofman | Bryan Taylor | Jennifer Polk
  • 4 October 2014
  • Digitalization and the digital business are catalysts of change that are affecting the human-machine relationship and driving better customer outcomes. IT leaders should use Gartner's predictions as planning assumptions on which to base their strategic plans.
Key Findings
  • Software designers are adding more human-centric designs to business and individual computing-based solutions. Machines are taking a more active role in enhancing human endeavors.
  • Digitalized "things" are making assisted economic decisions.
  • Renovating the customer experience is a digital priority.
  • Use Gartner's predictions as planning assumptions on which to base your strategic plans.
  • Evaluate the near-term flags that indicate whether a prediction is trending toward truth or away from it.

Cisco Content

Digital Transformation

  • Digital Vortex: How Digital Disruption Is Redefining Industries full report
  • Digital Business Transformation: Disrupt to Win white paper

Financial Services

  • The Advice Advantage: How Banks Can Close the 'Value Gap' and Regain Customer Trust white paper
  • Nationwide improves customer service while beating mortgage market competition case study
  • IoE in Financial Services Highlights VoD


  • Winning the New Digital Consumer with Hyper-Relevance: In Retail, Insight Is Currency and Context Is King white paper
  • Tesco F&F uses the Internet of Everything to connect shoppers VoD
  • IoE in Retail Highlights VoD

Oil & Gas

  • A New Reality for Oil & Gas: Complex Market Dynamics Create Urgent Need for Digital Transformation white paper
  • To Unify a Distributed Workforce, Explorer Pipeline Connects People and Things to Remove Barriers and Improve Productivity case study
  • IoE in Oil & Gas Highlights VoD

Public Sector

  • Internet of Everything: A $4.6 Trillion Public-Sector Opportunity white paper
  • City of Hamburg connects people, process, data and things to drive innovation and improve the lives of citizens case study
  • Top 10 Insights from Cisco's IoE Value at Stake Analysis for the Public Sector economic analysis

Internet of Things & Data Analytics

  • Attaining IoT Value: How To Move from Connecting Things to Capturing Insights white paper
  • Norsk Toppfotball League is Gaining an Edge with Connected Analytics VoD
  • Focus on Capturing Insights Not on Connecting Things to Attain IoT Value slideshare

Internet of Everything

  • Embracing the Internet of Everything To Capture Your Share of $14.4 Trillion white paper
  • See how firms from different industries in 12 countries are capturing the potential value made possible by the increased connections in the IoE white paper
  • Top 10 Insights from Cisco's IoE Value Index Survey of 7,500 Decision Makers Across 12 Countries Survey Report