The Future According to Cisco
It’s a busy week at Cisco. First the networking giant joins the elite Dow Jones, and today it opens its Partner Summit Conference in Boston. CTO Padmasree Warrior kicks it off with a profound statement: “Great execution is almost always a competitive advantage over a good idea. Vision without execution is just a dream.”
So, Cisco will be executing on its vision (as reported by Var Guy):
Future of Work: Cisco and partners will focus on inter-company collaboration, mobile experience, clusters of experts and millennials. Voice, data and video must be integrated with consistency and interoperability, she notes, in order to drive the future of work collaboration.
Future of Connected Life: She noted trends like Internet mobility, video, content sharing (vs. owning) and lifestyle optimization. And she pointed out that the Flip video acquisition was not about the device. Rather, it’s about the architecture of tying the video content back to shared experiences.
Future of Computing: Warrior pulled up a classic chart showing the mainframe, microcomputer, client server, web and cloud eras. She pointed to virtualization as a disruptive force that set the stage for the cloud age.