What happens when 20,000 of the world's most innovative technologists get together? A lot of creative thinking, of course, but also a bit of zaniness.
A few things stood out on day two of Cisco Live. First, many presenters and attendees emphasized the business value of technology. As technology evolves from tools to services, IT departments will increasingly be asked to act as strategists — becoming brokers of technology to their businesses.
Security is another hot topic. The volume of data is growing faster than most companies can keep up with. Many want to leverage Big Data to drive innovation but need a secure place to store and analyze that data. Every company has access to at least some sensitive data, another resource that must be protected either in the cloud or on secure servers.
How will business operations evolve in the coming years? There are too many views to capture here, but we can be sure that changes are coming. We look to the experts, many of whom are tweeting their views from the floor at Cisco Live. Here are some of the best tweets from the second day.
QoS is pronounced “qwas”. Who knew. #clus
— Jeremy Combs (@dreinidaho) June 25, 2013
— Rowan Trollope (@rowantrollope) June 25, 2013
Cyber Security one of top 5 risks according to Economic World Forum. #clus
— Som (@soethichall) June 25, 2013
— Shahd Attar شهد عطار (@S_Attar) June 25, 2013
— Jason Edelman (@jedelman8) June 25, 2013
— John Mark Ivey (@GKJohnMarkIvey) June 25, 2013
— Kaj J. Niemi (@kajtzu) June 25, 2013
— Josh Reichardt (@jmreicha) June 25, 2013
— MattsShack (@mattsshack) June 25, 2013
— Lauren Friedman (@lauren) June 25, 2013
"We believe that we can take the same technology both to fully developed countries and also emerging countries" John Chambers at #CLUS
— Nicolás Horacio Toma (@NicolasToma) June 25, 2013
— Bob Van Zant (@bobveznat) June 25, 2013
— Viju (@VijuGroup) June 25, 2013
— Futron Incorporated (@FutronInc) June 25, 2013
— Blake Krone (@blakekrone) June 25, 2013
— Stephanie Atkinson (@stephatkins) June 25, 2013
— Nishant Shah (@nishantshah1) June 25, 2013
Cisco Futurist Dave Evans: today people follow people (e.g. Twitter). Tomorrow things will follow things! Cool! #clus
— susie wee (@susiewee) June 25, 2013
— Bessie Wang (@BessieWang8) June 25, 2013
— Scott Morris (@ScottMorrisCCIE) June 25, 2013