One of the ways we enable our strategy is through our foundational priorities, which are at the center of change—touching all aspects of our connected world and creating unprecedented opportunity.To achieve this, we focus on five foundational priorities—the building blocks of our strategy. In each area, we understand the business imperatives of our customers. This includes our customers across segments, including Service Provider, Enterprise, and Public Sector companies. Our five priorities include our continuing leadership in the core, providing market leading technology in data center and virtualization, supporting the massive increase in video, enabling collaboration to improve workforce productivity and innovation, and building architectures for business transformation. At the center of our priorities and fueling their growth, is our intelligent network—the framework you need to run your existing business and help you position for future transformation. Our unique value is how we integrate our solutions and services through the intelligent network. We understand it’s the possibilities, enabled by the network, that shape new markets, new business models, and new experiences. And we’re also committed to delivering an intelligent network built on integrated products, services, and software platforms.
Many CIOs also understand the value the network brings to the business. They are tasked with delivering the best tools to enable the business and drive employee productivity. But the CIO must also balance the needs of the users with the needs of the business – ensuring the business is secure and its IP is protected.How does the CIO deliver a “work, your way” experience that the next generation demands?
Bring the building systems and the IT systems into one networkAccess – only the network provides access to all of these systemsAnalyze – find new ways to harness informationAct – continuously improve building operationsVery important component in LEEDGet feedback to change the pattern as to what is happeningMonitor and adapt performanceHooray for technology.Use “Living Organism” analogy.Cisco Real Estate solutions converge key functions onto an IP network that becomes the fabric of every building—supporting all real estate requirements and provides the foundation for workforce effectiveness, building performance, and physical security. With the Cisco’s Real Estate solution, you can reduce costs and complexity by replacing disparate communications, security, and building automation systems with one simplified, flexible, and scalable IP network.
Cisco + Schneider: Building a Smart + Connected World, 20 February 2013