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October 15, 2019

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

5 Leadership Traits that Successful SMB Leaders Have

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have a lot on their plates. They have to grow market share as fast as they can and scale smoothly, while staying on top of their game in terms of being innovative and competitive. Delivering what customers want, how they want, and when they want it are all factors…

October 1, 2019

EDUCATION

Cisco partners with La Trobe to enhance technology innovation and global collaboration

Cisco joins forces with La Trobe University to lead on campus technology innovation, and to position and prepare students for industry-ready and digital skills required in the knowledge economy that help to solve real-world industry problems.  • La Trobe University and Cisco strengthen partnership…

September 25, 2019

SMB

Winning SMB Strategies for Digital Maturity

Disruption is happening everywhere you look. It is boosted by changing customer expectations and also influenced by the introduction of new digital technologies like artificial intelligence and cloud. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) know that they need a digital strategy to thrive;…

September 2, 2019

SECURITY

Top Four Considerations When Securing the Multicloud Environment

We live in a multicloud world. A world where a multitude of offerings from Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) give us the potential to respond to business opportunities and challenges at a moment’s notice. According to IDC’s CloudView 2018 report, 85% of all businesses are evaluating or using public…

July 25, 2019

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Tokyo 2020 in 365 days: On the path to new opportunity for Japan Society

Japanese   English On July 24, 2020, one year from today, we will light the cauldron and usher in a new era in Japan at the open ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. The games moto: Citius, Altius, Fortius – Swifter, Higher, Stronger. Three words that perfectly describe Japan’s transformation…

July 11, 2019

INNOVATION

Fostering the next-generation of innovators and problem-solvers

Cisco thingQbator was conceived as a Cisco India CSR initiative to students build digital skills through learning by doing.  The key objectives being democratize innovation by building spaces and communities in colleges to foster innovation. Most of all, we wanted to challenge young minds to find…

June 27, 2019

MANUFACTURING

Beyond the digital hype: how manufacturers are leveling up

いらっしゃいませ! We were proud and grateful to welcome 300 participants to Nagoya, Japan earlier this month for our annual Digital Manufacturing Summit. The event was a success in more ways than one. My main conclusion? Without a doubt, the manufacturing industry at large is entering a new phase of digital…

June 18, 2019

MANUFACTURING

The CIO challenge: Manufacturers demand always on, always performing, always contemporary IT

Asia Pacific, Japan and China manufacturers fuel the world economy, and their digitization practices influence global innovation, our investment climate, technology purchases and individual country business and partner ecosystems. Earlier this month, I had the privilege of hosting the region…

June 17, 2019

COLLABORATIONS

Changing the customer experience game

Today, CIOs are in a state of uncertainty. They face enormous complexity in this cloud and digital world. They are pressured to reduce costs, they need to do a lot more with less, and frequently lack the skills and expertise needed to change. Most of all, businesses aren’t only thinking about buying…