As we head into the past handful of days of 2017, I search back again on the 12 months with gratitude and pleasure. I want to thank our workforce, associates and consumers for remaining portion of the Cisco Solutions journey throughout the 12 months. With each other, we explored some exciting new territory in technologies providers. We have some awesome results to be very pleased of, highlighting an acceleration in Cisco innovation:
- A new era of predictive services In Oct we launched two new support portfolios that harnesses the electric power and intelligence of AI and machine studying to enable CIOs tackle their most pressing challenges.
- Small business-Essential Solutions aids consumers lessen complexity with automation, delivers significant insights on infrastructure and apps, and presents subscription protection providers to control threats proactively.
- Significant-value providers goes over and above traditional complex guidance to offer premium network, option, and software guidance. We can now supply centralized guidance throughout Cisco ecosystems, resolving difficulties 43 % quicker than with item guidance by yourself.
- The Multicloud portfolio – As consumers shift into the multicloud entire world, they require a multivendor architectural tactic to enable them control how they hook up, consume, and defend cloud providers in a dependable way, no matter wherever the providers reside. We have rolled out an intensive Advisory providers ability to enable consumers fully grasp how to construct and execute their cloud strategy. Cisco’s partnership with Google introduced in Oct can take a significant step toward serving to consumers obtain and operate cloud-primarily based apps that span on-premises assets to general public cloud environments. With these new abilities, cloud is finally delivering on its guarantee of adaptability, simplicity, and velocity.
- Making startups from scratch
Innovation at Cisco doesn’t only direct to new items and providers. Occasionally it qualified prospects to a manufacturer new startup. Cisco Hyperinnovation Living Labs (CHILL), led by Solutions Senior Director Kate O’Keeffe, has normally been acknowledged for delivering a powerful innovation expertise, ensuing in some appealing joint projects with consumers. But this 12 months, just one CHILL outcome has developed into a complete-fledged startup. MyWays is a health care startup conceived past 12 months at a CHILL lab concentrated on enhancing the expertise of most cancers people. It delivers a cellular app that will make it quick to marshal and combine treatment and guidance through the most cancers remedy journey, “igniting humanity’s capability to treatment for just about every other.” Appear for a lot more startups to mature out of CHILL in the coming 12 months.
Their determination to our customers’ results has led to Cisco profitable the J.D. Electricity award for “Outstanding Customer Company Experience” for the 11th consecutive 12 months. They are also dedicated to building the entire world a superior position by contributing their time, talent, and economic guidance to men and women in require. Throughout this period of providing, I invite you to join us in this spirit by supporting a bring about that is important to you.
No matter whether you’re a purchaser, colleague, or worker, I’m glad you’ve been a portion of our 12 months, and I wish you a happy vacation period, and I search forward to continuing our journey alongside one another in 2018.