SPONSOR PODCAST in partnership with Cisco
This 3-episode podcast series will explore the next stage of digital transformation: evolving the enterprise network for a multicloud world. Join IDG’s Barbara Call and Ian Rutherford, Vice President of IT Transformation at Cisco, as they explore why enterprises need to upgrade their legacy networks (Episode 1), the financial and operational challenges these enterprises face (Episode 2), and Cisco’s solution for self-funding that transformation, called Cisco Performance IT (Episode 3).
Multicloud is the new IT reality. But multicloud IT places unique strains on the enterprise network. Complexity increases, security is more complex, and data in transit changes. Connecting legacy systems and on-premises data centers to cloud resources brings risks and costs. IT leaders need a new, agile network infrastructure to support these new IT realities—and a re-invented approach to security to protect corporate assets. In today’s typical enterprise networking model, 80% of annual spend is associated with IT infrastructure operations. At the same time, IT budgets are being squeezed, and many CIOs find themselves unable to fund new differentiated services that the business demands. There are some cost savings associated with renegotiating suppliers’ rates, but this may not yield all the expected benefits. The reality is as cloud service demand grows, circuit and operational costs increase. This podcast has explored why enterprises need to upgrade their legacy networks (Episode 1) and the financial and operational challenges they face in doing so (Episode 2). Today’s episode will address Cisco’s solution for self-funding that transformation, called Cisco Performance IT.