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Cisco names new corporate priorities

Cisco names new corporate priorities

Includes core technologies, collaboration architecture, and business and technology transformation

Cisco has reevaluated its core corporate priorities to focus on five key trends, according to Cisco president of Asia-Pacific, Japan and greater China, Edzard Overbeek.

He was speaking at that region's Partner-Led network event held in Singapore.

Overbeek said the company's core priorities include core technologies, collaboration architecture, datacentre virtualisation architecture, video architecture and business and technology transformation.

He said the company will launch new programs and initiatives to help its partners ease into the priorities.

“A recent survey by Gartner in 2011 on Asia-Pacific, Japan and greater China strategy and planning showed that the key technology priorities for CIOs in that region are Cloud computing, mobile technologies and IT management,” he said.

Overbeek added that since the boom of social media, the current wave of trends lay within the interactive communication space – especially video. As such it needed to be fuelled by faster bandwidth.

Cisco vice-president of worldwide wireless network architecture, Ross Fowler, said that the shifting of location, device and application borders had led to a multidimensional approach across non-IT controlled environments.

He said the challenge of connecting anyone anywhere across any device, anytime had led to Cisco's focus on the borderless experience.

The company assessed visible market trends of mobility in Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), pervasive video and virtualisation, and non-visible trends of security, IT productivity and energy efficiency.

“By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet, with two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic being video by 2015,” Fowler said.

Cisco's borderless infrastructure plans for a networked enterprise include: any-to-any collaboration, visual networking, agile infrastructure, end-to-end security and seamless mobility.

As a result of these findings, the company will soon roll out a range of new and improved solutions suited to meet the industry needs.

ARN's Hafizah Osman attended Cisco's Partner-Led Conference in Singapore courtesy of the company


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