Cisco has announced a comprehensive data and analytics strategy and solutions portfolio. The ‘Connected Analytics’ portfolio is designed to give organizations across industries access to near real-time information, predictions and trends. Cisco’s new portfolio includes easy-to-deploy software packages that bring analytics to data regardless of its location.
The ‘Connected Analytics’ portfolio will help customers extract value from data generated by a rapidly expanding ecosystem of connected people, processes, data and things that together forms the Internet of Everything (IoE).
To date, IT analytics solutions have been designed to help organizations apply analytics and extract useful insights from data that was mostly created within the organization’s four walls, and almost always resided in a centralized data store. Today, that model of analytics is severely challenged.
Data in Real Time
Data generated by IoE is increasingly massive, messy, everywhere – and on the move. It’s coming from every imaginable source and often from the edge of networks from mobile devices and sensors. Key decision makers are struggling with how to make sense of the data and use it to their advantage, while IT managers are struggling to provide the business with all the data they need in real time.
“There is a massive shift in the market where the remote device at the edge is quickly becoming an incredibly strategic tool to share and collect data, enable more informed decision making, and deliver the best customer experience possible,” said Edzard Overbeek, Senior Vice President, Cisco Services. “But, if customers don’t have the right analytics solutions in place to make sense of it, that data is useless. Now with Cisco’s portfolio and broad partner ecosystem, we have the right footprint to drive analytics innovation and help customers turn data into actionable insights that can transform business outcomes.”
The Connected Analytics portfolio builds on Cisco IOx. The portfolio consists of eight offers, including:
- Connected Analytics for Service Providers – Provides intelligence based on patterns in networks, operations and customer data. End-to-end visibility helps service providers improve network planning and understand infrastructure investments in the context of service usage/adoption, and customer and competitive dynamics. These insights would help service providers deliver a better and more personalized experience such as more accurate recommendations on the types of movies a customer may enjoy or the ability to send out alerts regarding usage in advance of billing cycles.
- Connected Analytics for IT – Provides business intelligence and insights to help align IT capabilities such as data management and data governance with business objectives. For example, analytics can be applied to align implementation of new IT capabilities such as deploying collaboration technology in new branch offices or by understanding evolving security requirements in real time so organizations can mitigate risk by improving cyber security.
- Connected Analytics for Network Deployment – Analyzes the network for operational efficiencies, resolution of incidents and visibility into network deployment. It allows organizations to detect issues before they happen for proactive problem resolution and to make future strategic decisions on how to drive maximum network stability and performance at the lowest possible cost.
For a complete overview of the Connected Analytics portfolio, visit: Cisco.