Online collaboration has evolved during the last decade, delivering even
greater value -- thanks to a new generation of business technology
applications. Forbes Insights released "Collaborating in the Cloud," a
Cisco-sponsored study examining the ways business leaders increasingly look
at cloud collaboration as a way to increase productivity, accelerate business
results and enhance innovation across borders and functions.
The research combines a global survey of more than 500 executives with 15
"The ability to collaborate in the cloud is becoming a key driver of
competitive advantage," says Bruce Rogers, Chief Insights Officer of Forbes
Media. "Leading companies are doing more to foster cloud-based collaboration
-- not only internally, but also with an ever-wider swath of external groups
including customers, suppliers, partners, and even regulato... (more)
Cisco released findings from two global studies that provide a vivid picture
of the rising security challenges that businesses, IT departments and
individuals face -- particularly as employees become more mobile, blending
work and personal lifestyles throughout their waking hours.
Despite popular assumptions that security risks increase as a person's online
activity becomes shadier, findings from the Cisco 2013 Annual Security Report
(ASR) reveal that the highest concentration of online security threats tend
to target legitimate destinations visited by mass audiences -- such as maj... (more)
The term Big Data is going to become a key part of the forward-looking
business technology debate among informed, proactive and ICT savvy
executives. But what's really driving the growing demand for meaningful
While most companies are collecting, storing and analyzing data, they
continue to struggle with both the business and IT challenges of Big Data --
more data is not necessarily better.
Enormous amounts of data are being generated daily by smartphones, sensors,
video cameras, smart meters, and other connected devices, adding to the huge
store of information from tr... (more)
In 2013, IT buyers will be looking for increased stability and better ways to
prepare for the next five years in their business cycle, according the the
latest market study by Ovum.
"The fact that we live in very uncertain times makes investment
decision-making even more difficult. With continuing instability across the
global markets and even in locations with historically robust growth -- such
as China and India -- the outlook for IT services in 2013 is unpredictable,"
said Jens Butler, principal analyst, IT Services at Ovum.
Ovum believes that business leaders will be looking ... (more)
As businesses increase the number of new application rollouts and create new
connected user experiences to better serve their customers, IT organizations
face the challenge of expanding network services and aligning their network
strategies to meet the requirements of the business.
A global study announced today by Cisco revealed that while the majority (63
percent) of IT professionals are confident in their ability to respond to the
needs of the business, almost a third (27 percent) still equated the
visibility of their IT department into their company's business initiatives
to ... (more)