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John Chambers - Gartner Symposium

Any devices, any content, anywhere
Cant control the devices when you consider what is happening and your ecosystem partners
New biz models are coming based on social, mobile
IT folks need to take tech terms and convert to biz value

How do you get the productivity out of these new capabilities - that is the key
Full stack of technology needs to be considered
Can network be dumb and cheap? Not really - it all works together

Collaboration - how do all the products come together?
First loosely then tightly coupled together
Drive productivity

Market transitions are requiring IT to talk in biz terms
Borderless - customer are telling Gartner they are confused
Any device, any media, anywhere
The concept is that the company will have no borders

Where does UCS fit?
Processor capability and agility; lower cost; less servers; less storage
900 customers to 1700 customers
- gartner says cisco doesn't have the enterprise mgmt solutions
JC absolutely fair criticism

Single biggest risk for CIOs?
JC - security is front and center

How do you incent CIOs to think about rev growth?
Inflection point now in which CIOs are thinking about innovation

JC - cost of IT by rev is not relevant to the CEO; they care about biz metrics and value
Eg this will increase the sales reps time in front of customers by 1.6 hrs per week

In the future the CIO will be a solid biz leader
CIO language needs to be biz language with CEO
Move tech people to biz and vice versatile


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