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20 September 2016

Digital transformation gives CIOs chance to be agents of change

Whether it’s the internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, mobility, big data, analytics or something else, there is always a new technology for CIOs to grapple with. The pace of change in IT over the last decade has increased, and as Cisco pointed out at this year’s Cisco Live event in Las Vegas, IT departments risk being left behind if they can’t keep up with business demands. Cisco, of course, presented this as an opportunity, a chance for IT departments to lead the changes that can increase productivity and drive revenue growth. According to the company‘s CEO Chuck Robbins, IT has moved from the basement to the boardroom, and is now a strategic part of every company’s business. The challenge for CIOs is to make sure they are implementing technologies that can drive genuine change for their business. “Whatever the hype of IoT is, it means nothing if it’s not solving what your business needs solving,” Sandy Hogan, VP of digital transformation at Cisco, told the Cisco Live audience. “About a year ago most customer ...

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