Cisco APJC Network AnnouncementsSat, 17 Aug 2019 20:50:07 -0700Beyond 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 readiness. 2019-06-27 Changing the customer experience game evolution of the customer buying process.2019-06-17 On Moving House, Internet Shopping and High Efficiency Wireless Krischer's talks about the importance of Wi-Fi 62019-05-07 Tearing down the walls: transcending organizational silos using multi-domain architectures in silos is one of the biggest barriers to an organization’s ability to deliver great customer value.2019-04-22 The WAN is dead. Long live the SD-WAN. early as 2011, analyst firms such as IDC were documenting the challenges with Wide Area Network (WAN) environments. In its top 10 predictions for 2011, IDC mentioned the WAN was reaching a breaking point due to the pressures of cloud and security requirements. More recently, Gartner said that “by 2021, more than 65% of WAN edge infrastructure refresh initiatives will be based on SD-WAN versus traditional routers, up from less than 30% as of 2Q18”. 2018-12-14 Becoming the Bridge between IT and Business - Creating Digital Innovation Dave West | December 2018 2018-12-11 Cisco SD-WAN Explained cloud is critical to digital transformation. But it has disrupted the traditional WAN architecture that used to link a fixed location to a data center, and now has to link multiple devices, users and things to multiple clouds. Learn how SD-WAN and Cisco SD-WAN in particular can help address these challenges that have arisen in a multi-cloud world.2018-11-28 The Top 6 Strategies to Build a Successful Multi-Cloud Strategy cloud is a foundational aspect of digital business, and the most important technology for companies in Asia-Pacific to succeed in Digital Transformation. According to a recent Cisco report, 70% of companies in this region believe the cloud is the most important technology in their digital transformation strategies. How can then companies successfully adopt ait and avoid the common pitfalls? Here are six critical steps to take into consideration. 2018-11-05 Why Companies Regret the #1 Reason Driving their Purchasing Decisions just published "Ready, Steady, Unsure – A Technology Perspective into Asia-Pacific’s Readiness for Digital Transformation", a report aimed at finding the gaps and harmonies between companies’ Digital Transformation strategies and their top investments in new technologies and IT infrastructure. The good news: companies in Asia-Pacific feel adequately prepared for Digital. The bad news: companies have compromised the quality of their IT infrastructure by making price-based decisions. Most regret it. Read on to learn why.2018-10-22 Aiming for sustained growth as a strategic partner for digital transformation West's Blog2018-10-17 How Industry 4.0 is propelling Asia-Pacific’s competitiveness has long played a critical role in Asia-Pacific’s economy and overall competitiveness in the world. Compared to other industries, the sector has remained overall stable amid digital disruption, but not still, with Industry 4.0 offering manufacturers and their home countries the tools to innovate faster and better compete. 2018-10-15 Ready, Steady, Unsure: Asia-Pacific’s Hopes and Fears for the Age of Digital Transformation recently conducted a study to assess Asia-Pacific’s technological readiness for digital transformation. The results help elucidate the top technologies that are defining companies’ digital future, their sense of preparedness to succeed in digital transformation, as well as the gaps between their digital transformation strategies and top IT investments. 2018-10-03 Behind every great digital company there’s a great digital IT infrastructure week I’m at the Word Economic Forum in Hanoi to talk about ASEAN’s digital readiness, and perhaps the most disregarded pillar of digital transformation in a time it has never been more important for companies in the region to navigate technological disruption. That pillar is IT Infrastructure, which needs to be modernized for today’s and future digital needs. 2018-09-12 Why Asia-Pacific will score in Digital Transformation Asia doesn’t have the fastest football player, but it sure is the fastest growing region in the world. All countries in this part of the world possess tremendous growth opportunities and are looking at digital to boost their economies and competitive edge. To do so, companies in the region are focused on adopting next generations networking that will fuel their digital plans. 2018-07-03 With changing rules, knowledge is key to digitizing factories viewpoints, and the passionate discussions they roused, made Cisco’s first Digital Manufacturing Summit a roaring success!2018-06-27 Tractors, Cars, and the meaning of Intent-Based Networking Networking (IBN) is a hot topic right now and as with many hot topics there is often confusion. Even though Cisco announced it a year ago at Cisco Live US, at this year’s event the most frequently asked question was still: “What is intent based networking?”. Part of the confusion comes from the definition of intent itself. Dictionaries say intent is the notion of “purpose or design”. Marketers will say that intent in the network means “the network knows what to do and it runs itself”. Network engineers, however, have a slightly different understanding and will tell you that the network has always been automated and self-driven. So, what's different and what's changed?2018-06-25 That time I fat-fingered an IP address and brought the Network down a network engineer responsible for a 40,000 user network, I once " fat-fingered an IP address connecting to the regional network gateway, cutting off the entire campus for 15 long minutes. Like me, I’m sure most of network engineers have a story of a time when a simple change had wider ramifications, so the guiding motto has always been “better safe than sorry". The problem with this approach is that demands on the network are increasing.2018-05-03 Out with the old, in with new: why companies need to run on a modern IT Infrastructure often do you change phones? How about its software and apps – how often do you upgrade them? I know. All the time! The pace at which we do this is unbelievable, and that’s because it’s all so simple, fast and intuitive. Press a button and it’s done. Unfortunately, the same doesn’t happen in the enterprise space and complexity has often been blamed for it. The fact of the matter is that upgrading IT infrastructure in enterprise is still hard and slow to do, leaving many companies discouraged to make the necessary changes to keep pace with the demands of a digital world. Can we blame them? No, we can’t. But we can make enterprise technology more intelligent and, as a result, much simpler to manage and consume – just like in the tech consumer market. 2018-04-04 Up your Game in Customer Experience with Behavioral Analytics just wrapped up Cisco Live Melbourne (CLM) that took place between 6 and 9 of March, and guess what? We know what you were up to that week. For example, we know the World of Solutions (WoS) was the most popular attraction and that you explored Cisco’s booths and innovation for 1h on average. We also know you were engaged in the breakout sessions, because you stayed throughout, and that you’re loyal to your coffee break. You may have not stayed for long, but the “Work-Live-Play” was your favorite spot to relax and catch up on your emails and social media updates. 2018-03-21 Partner Excellence Honoured During Cisco ANZ's Partner Awards At Cisco Live! 2018 Cisco Australia & New Zealand Partner Awards have been held at Cisco Live Melbourne with partners' achievements and excellence recognised by 15 award categories.2018-03-06 Solving Wi-Fi issues in the world’s most connected region’t it frustrating when you can see your preferred wireless network on your phone or laptop and, for some reason, your device just won’t connect? The reason why that happens? That’s exactly what Cisco is helping organizations solve. Because such situations are no fun for them either. Beyond compromising the user’s productivity and experience, there’s a huge price tag to it - $300K for every single hour of downtime, according to 81% of organizations surveyed. 2018-02-12 #CiscoChat Podcast: 2018 - Time to Get Past the Old Way of Networking to the first podcast in the series "Predictions 2018: Data, Disruption & Downtime", with Brink Sanders, MD of Software & Network Transformation at Cisco APJ. He is on the hot seat to explain why we can't live without networks (more than electricity!) and why the old way of networking is a roadblock to businesses and customer experience. Will 2018 mark a turning point for companies towards next generation networks? Don't miss these unfiltered 17 minutes of conversation to find out!2018-01-10 How three companies from different industries use SD-WAN to streamline operations and reduce costs never happened this fast. In one given day, a company has 200 stores up and running, a week or a month later there could be 100 more (or less). The scenario is real for many companies out there. Think of any retail or food chain like Starbucks that opens more than one store a day in China. SD-WAN can help companies meet these and other requirements, and in this blog we'll show how some of Cisco customers do it, while simplifying operations and cutting down costs. 2017-12-11 Demystifying SD-WAN and Cisco's Strategy enterprises grow interest in SD-WAN, we asked Brink Sanders, MD of the networking business at Cisco in APJ, to explain the trend. In this 6-minute interview, he talks about this technology value proposition, demystifies concepts and how SD-WAN plays into Cisco's ongoing network transformation. 2017-12-04 The Rise of SD-WAN is a technology that has been maturing for the past years and is now growing at an exponential rate, particularly amongst enterprises with a large number of branches. Learn why.2017-11-22 Cisco recognized by its bold networking transitions year, we entered a new chapter in our long history as a leading networking company, called intent-based networking. We are very excited about the early traction and the market recognition we're receiving in the APJ market. See what they are saying about us! 2017-11-16 Three Ways You Can Use the Network to Protect Your Business to build yourself a fortress? Learn how you can use the network to protect your data and grow your business with security. 2017-10-24 Top 3 Reasons Why Companies Should Consider SD-WAN Defined Wide Area Network, or SD-WAN, is a topic that continues to escalate in our conversations with customers. It’s matured greatly in the last 5 years and it's a booming solution that promises to reshape the way businesses manage and operate their Wide Area Network (WAN). Given the transitions and consolidations that’s taking place in the industry, now is a great time to visit the top reasons companies would choose an SD-WAN solution.2017-09-26 Software-Defined Access in real life!’ve seen the latest DNA innovations and heard about Cisco’s Software-Defined Access. But what does it look like in real life? Here's a customer example from India.2017-08-28 5 Reasons why businesses need Software-Defined Access can Software Defined Access help to address the growing number of devices, users and threats? In this blog, we breakdown all you need to know about this new Cisco capability. 2017-08-10