Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins told CRN the company has proven its doubters wrong on its ability to deliver subscription-based networking.
In fact, the company’s networking subscription model is one of the big reasons Cisco is now bringing in 65 percent of its software revenue from subscriptions, Robbins said.
“In 2017, it was the first time we launched a subscription on a networking product—on an Ethernet switch, which people didn’t believe we could do,” said Robbins. “Not only was it widely successful, the product that it was launched on, the Catalyst 9000, became the fastest-ramping product in the history of the company, so I think that we’ve now proven that the model works, and we are in the midst of continuing to add more pure software assets to our business and also continuing to shift our core business to one of recurring software and subscriptions.”
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Digital transformation continues to be a top business initiative in 2019. At the same time, organizations are looking to enhance the customer experience through personalized engagement. Both of these trends depend upon technology to deliver data-driven insights that increase agility and improve decision-making. And central to all of that is a network capable of connecting diverse devices and efficiently moving applications and data.
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“Eliminate silos.” That has been a top priority and discussion point of organizations for years, yet we continue to struggle to really get rid of silos once and for all.
A quick Google search suggests the problem first came to light around 2005 and has steadily grown since. A 2018 article in the MIT Sloan Management Review reported on research that found that 51 percent of legacy businesses have silos and that just 28 percent have successfully digitized.
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Mar 15, 2019 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) — Enterprises in the U.K. are demanding a wide range of services from their digital transformation vendors as they look for ways to become more competitive and keep pace with a rapidly changing business environment, according to a new report published by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.
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95% of IoT adoptors are already seeing a return on their investment
That’s the findings of Vodafone’s latest IoT Barometer study.
As the global leader of Internet of Things infrastructure with nearly 81 million connections, Vodafone surveyed 1,758 businesses across the globe. Among the top-line results: 34 percent of businesses now use IoT technology, with 70 percent of them already beyond the pilot stage.
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Over the past decade the business landscape has become increasingly more digital. The evolution of mobile technology and cloud software has been driving forward this digital transformation, leading to businesses reacting quicker and enterprises moving at breakneck speed to adopt the latest technologies that would enable them to remain agile, adaptive and profitable. As a result, this fast-paced, technology-centric world has led to a surge in competition amongst businesses with spectators and critics looking to see who would be the first to stumble. Yet, whilst competition has increased, opportunities have grown tenfold with more and more organisations now able to operate on a global level; a feat that was previously only achievable by few.
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So much of the economy has gone digital. We buy, invoice, pay taxes, market, and serve customers digitally.
Yet parts of the economy remain digital-averse. According to the 2018 Digital Transformation Index, nearly a quarter of companies say they have a below average relationship with technology. Sixty percent don’t have a plan for digital transformation.
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Japan, still suffering the consequences of its ‘Lost Decade’ of economic stagnation, is eyeing a transformation more radical than any the industrialized world has ever seen.
Boldly identified as “Society 5.0” Japan describes its initiative as a purposeful effort to create a new social contract and economic model by fully incorporating the technological innovations of the fourth industrial revolution. It envisions embedding these innovations into every corner of its ageing society. Underpinning this effort is a mandate for sustainability, bound tightly to the new United Nations global goals, the SDG’s. Japan wants to create, in its own words, a ‘super-smart’ society, and one that will serve as a roadmap for the rest of the world.
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