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Are you ready to think in terms of business outcomes as opposed to technologies and silos?

November 21, 2016

Digitisation through the Internet of Things is transforming the world, however, an intelligent network is required to connect things securely. To analyse data dynamically. And to deliver business value. Customers need this to be deployed securely by someone who can manage their IoT initiatives in order to transform their business.

Digital Disruption is the number one care about that keeps the CXOs awake at night, with two-thirds of CEOs seeing more threats facing their businesses today than three years ago, therefore to do nothing is no longer an option (Digital Vortex Research).

We are living in the consumer era whereby customer experience is becoming more important than ever before. This is disrupting business models by an ever-increasing pace of innovation and faster process transformation and the workforce experience is critical. Get this wrong, and you’ll lose your productivity! These three fundamental trends are driving companies to become digital businesses.

Executing a successful digital transformation has its challenges as 70 per cent of transformation initiatives fail due to not having clearly defined business outcomes. Today’s technology platforms, being highly fragmented, cannot scale to the needs of a digital business and help seems like a distant reality. Adding to this complexity, 71 per cent of organisations report that concerns over security impede innovation and change, so its easy to see how 4 out of 10 high street banks are seen to be at risk of displacement by digital disruption.

It is not all doom and gloom, there are pockets of great digital transformation taking place in core sectors like retail and manufacturing but there is a long way to go to fully tap the potential of digitisation. It’s estimated that 6.4 billion smart, connected “things” will be used in 2016. The network itself must be reimagined to support this incredible market transition and opportunity for Cisco partners.


Cisco is enabling this exciting new chapter of the Internet by giving IT the capability to say “yes,” while allowing businesses to extract value from connected things. Cisco is reinventing the next generation of the network to deliver security, simplicity and intelligent performance at hyper-scale by taking a holistic approach to delivering outcomes that are relevant to our customers business. These digital solutions enable personalised, omni-channel customer experiences with effortless transactions; better workforce experience by boosting engagement, productivity, and innovation; enabling an agile business processes for continuous improvement, and increased operational efficiency; and create a greater community experience for the operations and communications in support of citizen services.

Register today for one of the upcoming UKI Partner Forums to learn from Alison Vincent, CTO, Cisco UK about emerging technology trends and how digital disruption and IoT will be the real game changers for Cisco Partners.

With only 15 per cent of businesses executing currently on their digital strategy you do not want to miss out on the ‘Digital Ready’ breakout lead by David Goff, Enterprise Networks Sales Lead, Cisco UK and Donald McLaughlin, Director of Digital Collaboration, Cisco UK, as they explore how we can help your customers transform to meet their digital initiatives through maximising the potential of their technology and their workforce, and how we can accelerate your profitability and relevance at the same time.

Uniquely positioned to provide the foundation that helps any organisation to realise their potential of digital transformation, our Cisco Partners are able to scale and apply their experience to help.

The transformational journey to building a digital business begins with a strong foundation.

There’s never been a better time to transform into a digital business.

Look forward to seeing you at the Cisco UK Partner Forum soon.

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