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Cisco - Current Issues and Trends.ppt


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  1. 1. Cisco Systems James Ton Rashida Yahya Ed Galvez Mustafa Najjar
  2. 2. Case Summary <ul><li>IT Project Planning at Cisco Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco uses an e-business value matrix which assesses a project’s value to the company </li></ul><ul><li>Case briefly discusses projects that are placed in each of the 4 areas of their portfolio planning matrix </li></ul>
  3. 3. Case Summary Cont’d <ul><li>New Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco’s expense system tracks employee spending for the company and if the employee is eligible for a reimbursement according to adherence to company policies </li></ul><ul><li>This system makes use of the Internet and allows for a more efficient way of handling expense reporting for 31,000 employees </li></ul>
  4. 4. Case Summary Cont’d <ul><li>Operational Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>In this area of the matrix, Cisco has assigned their executive information system </li></ul><ul><li>Connects executives to the company’s data warehouse which stores information regarding revenues, sales programs, and the supply chain </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for trend analysis and tracking of progress across the company </li></ul><ul><li>Enables the company to close books within a day, but aiming for a time frame of 2-3 hours </li></ul>
  5. 5. Case Summary Cont’d <ul><li>Rational Experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco’s newest project idea is multi-cast streaming video </li></ul><ul><li>Organization is looking into using this technology to make company meetings available for online viewing through IP TV </li></ul><ul><li>Experimentation will allow Cisco to possibly use the technology for product training, HR initiatives and perhaps, if used wisely to gain more market share </li></ul>
  6. 6. Case Summary Cont’d <ul><li>Breakthrough Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Supply chain management is a concept that Cisco System pride’s itself on </li></ul><ul><li>The concept of virtual supply chain management has allowed the corporation to own only 5 of the 26 factories that it makes use of </li></ul><ul><li>Considered a breakthrough due to the possibility of high returns if this idea is successful </li></ul>
  7. 7. Theory Link <ul><li>New Fundamentals: </li></ul><ul><li>It is low risk and focuses on increasing productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Provides significant cost savings by improving operations </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco uses an expense reporting system called Metro </li></ul><ul><li>Allows employees to submit expense reports online and gets routed to the corresponding manager </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco requires only 3 people to manage this system for all 31,000 employees </li></ul>
  8. 8. Theory Link <ul><li>Operational Excellence: </li></ul><ul><li>Medium risk projects that aim to increase areas such as customer satisfaction and corporate agility </li></ul><ul><li>Revolves around providing faster access to information </li></ul><ul><li>High visibility is important in improving IT credibility </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco uses “executive dashboards” for each area operating differently from competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Allows executives to break down data and allow easy access to information at any time </li></ul>
  9. 9. Theory Link <ul><li>Rational Experimentation: </li></ul><ul><li>Risky projects that involve testing out new technologies and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Required to have hope in surpassing competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to be done testing within a few months time or even less </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco has a multicast streaming video experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Made all-company meetings available online through IP TV for employees to view </li></ul><ul><li>Could be used for new product training if successful </li></ul>
  10. 10. Theory Link <ul><li>Breakthrough Strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>High risk projects that have the potential to provide a huge impact on the company or possibly the industry </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco’s breakthrough strategy is its virtual supply chain </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco only owns 5 of 26 factories that build their products, which means they are not tied down to capital assets </li></ul><ul><li>If virtual manufacturing is not successful, the company would be presented with enormous problems </li></ul><ul><li>If successful the returns will be extremely high </li></ul>
  11. 11. Updates <ul><li>Cisco had announced a definitive agreement to acquire ‘Dynamicsoft’ </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco awarded “Most Effective Collaboration Application” and “Best Videoconferencing” in Miercom IP Telephony Application Review </li></ul>
  12. 12. Updates <ul><li>Where Cisco’s going from here… </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Systems “market perform,” estimates raised </li></ul>
  13. 13. Current Issues and Trends <ul><li>The Cisco 1800, 2800 and 3800 series </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Systems Introduces New Portfolio of Integrated Services Routers For Highly Secure, Wire-Speed Delivery of Concurrent Data, Voice, and Video Applications. </li></ul><ul><li>The industry’s first routers to deliver secure, wire-speed data, voice, video and other advanced services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices, as well as service providers for managed network services offerings. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Current Issues and Trends <ul><li>The Cisco 1800, 2800 and 3800 series (Cont’d) </li></ul><ul><li>Provides customers with an infrastructure that enables fast and secure access to today's mission-critical business applications with optimized security, while establishing a foundation for tomorrow's intelligent networks. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Current Issues and Trends <ul><li>Securing the Network </li></ul><ul><li>(Routers Include) </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in virtual private network (VPN) hardware encryption and acceleration. </li></ul><ul><li>Inline intrusion prevention system (IPS) functionality, for the first time embedded into a router. </li></ul><ul><li>An option of adding additional modules for enhanced network services and higher performance which helps to protect network investments as customers' needs for more resilient, self-defending networks grow. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Current Issues and Trends <ul><li>Feature-Rich, Cost-Effective IP Communications Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco offers industry-leading voice services integrated directly inside the routers. </li></ul><ul><li>The 2800 and 3800 series replace small, aging private branch exchanges (PBXs) and key systems with a comprehensive IP telephony, voice mail and auto attendant solution for their small and medium-sized sites </li></ul>
  17. 17. Current Issues and Trends <ul><li>Integrated Services Routers Extending Value to the Channel </li></ul><ul><li>The integrated services routers have been designed to allow Cisco channel partners the opportunity to cost-effectively offer end-users a truly converged routing, voice and security solution. </li></ul>