Thought Leadership

1 April 2019

‘AI days’ in EMEAR: Working together to address the challenges and realise the potential of AI

Recently, several of Cisco’s EMEAR innovation centres – those in London, Paris and Berlin – played host to a series of ‘AI days’. These events gathered subject matter experts with leading technologists from across the world, to discuss, display and showcase the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in transforming the enterprise and revolutionising the way we do business today.

28 March 2019

Cisco Digital Readiness Index: Deutschland gehört zur Spitzengruppe, ist in der Umsetzung aber zu zögerlich

Deutschlands digitaler Reifegrad ist weitaus besser, als viele Kritiker vermuten. Die Bundesrepublik erreicht im internationalen Digital Readiness Index unter 118 Ländern Platz 6. Innerhalb Deutschlands zeigen sich dabei regionale Unterschiede.

12 March 2019

Let’s celebrate 30 years of possible

On this day, 30 years ago, the World Wide Web was born. A seemingly complex invention that would go on to open the Internet up to billions of people, creating opportunity in ways we could never imagine.

12 March 2019

30th anniversary of the WWW: Better access to education and healthcare top aspirations for the next 30 years of the Web

To mark the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, over 11,000 survey respondents from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa shared what the Web has made possible for them today, and what they hope it will make possible for future generations. Enabling ‘better access to education’ tops the list of respondents’ aspirations for the future of the Internet (63 percent), followed by enabling ‘better access to healthcare’ (57 percent).

11 March 2019

Oltre il 41% dei cittadini italiani riconosce a Internet il grande merito di connettere le persone

Nel trentesimo compleanno del World Wide Web, una ricerca Cisco svela che il 37% dei nostri connazionali non saprebbe vivere senza internet

1 March 2019

VNI Mobile Report: Predicting greater speeds, more users, and more device density across Western Europe, Central & …

It would be hard to miss what’s been ‘front of mind’ at this year’s MWC. Adoption of 5G has dominated the news (in anticipation of its rapid rollout over the next few years). More broadly, Service Providers have continued to focus on the key question of how to accommodate increasing bandwidth requirements while rolling out mobile connectivity to an ever-growing proportion of the world’s population. Last week, Cisco published its 12th Mobile VNI Report. This annual report includes highly detailed global, regional and country-level projections concerning all forms of mobile connectivity. As last year, the report predicts universal growth in mobile connectivity, speed and bandwidth usage. Globally, mobile traffic is projected to make up nearly 20 percent of IP traffic – or 930 exabytes annually – by 2022 – nearly 113 times more than mobile traffic ten years earlier. The report also shows the extent to which 5G is predicted to ‘break out’ over the next three years. Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, and The Middle East and Africa, considered as a whole, will see 82 million 5G connections come online by 2022 (out of 422 million globally). It is expected that this expansion in 5G connectivity will be accompanied by the rapid development of a number of exciting applications, including autonomous cars, ‘The Massive IoT’, and AR/VR (all trends referenced in Cisco’s recent ‘Predictions for 2019’).

12 December 2018

Cisco: What’s coming up in 2019?

Now is a hugely exciting time to be working in the technology and communications space. As we move into 2019, it’s useful to take a view on some of the upcoming tech trends that will affect businesses.

4 December 2018

Cisco’s VNI report – near-universal strong growth in connectivity in Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, and …

IP traffic is set to explode over the coming years, according to Cisco’s 12th annual VNI report, with more IP traffic predicted to cross global networks during the five years 2017–2022 than in all 32 prior ‘internet years’ combined. Each year, the Cisco VNI report forecasts global IP traffic growth for fixed and mobile networks, painting a highly detailed picture of internet use both now, and in the near future. This year’s report once again paints a picture of near-universal strong uptake in connectivity. Since the VNI forecast began in 2005 traffic has increased 56-fold as more people, devices and applications have accessed IP networks. But that’s nothing compared to what’s coming, with over a billion extra people and over ten billion extra devices set to come online by 2022. In order to meet these challenges, Global service providers are focused on transforming their networks to accommodate changing traffic types, usage patterns, and data volumes.

29 November 2018

Cisco Studie: Deutschland auf gutem Weg zur Industrienation 4.0 – nur der Speed fehlt noch

In Deutschland steigen sowohl der Datenverkehr als auch die Anzahl der vernetzten Geräte weiterhin stark an. Das zeigt der jährliche Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI). Gleichzeitig wird deutlich, dass Deutschland noch mehr in den Breitbandausbau investieren muss. Hochgerechnet auf den Status Quo wächst die Durchschnittsgeschwindigkeit zwar von 44 auf 75,2 Mbit/s. Doch im Vergleich mit Industrienationen wie USA (100,5 Mbit/s) und China (98,9 Mbit/s) zeigt sich, dass nun weiter konsequent daran gearbeitet werden muss, den Anschluss noch zu schaffen.