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New Criteria for Success:
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Through decades of partnerships with service providers around the world, Cisco has gained valuable insights into the challenges you’re facing. We believe your success in coming years will be heavily dependent on strategic decisions in four categories:

Speed

Speed

Right now it takes many service providers 18 months to 2 years to develop and deploy new services. That won’t be fast enough to remain competitive.  

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Solution: Build, deploy, troubleshoot, change, and take down services for customers on demand.  

Solution: Build, deploy, troubleshoot, change, and take down services for customers on demand.  

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Efficiency

Efficiency

Consumers are upgrading their computing devices every 3 to 5 years to take advantage of newer technology, but service provider infrastructures, architectures, and processes lag behind. Aside from being complex, inflexible, architecturally siloed, and reliant on manual processes, the service provider infrastructure is delivering a diminishing return on investment.

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Solution: Some estimates claim that for every dollar spent on capital expenditures, service providers spend $7 on managing their environments. Automation is the key that will help service providers keep up and cut costs. 

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Growth Strategy

Growth Strategy

Behind the companies radically disrupting age-old business models are stunning technology solutions: hyperscale data centers with cloud services on demand, mobile apps, stunning media experiences, and connected everything.  

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Solution: Aside from transforming your own environment, it’s critical to create an ecosystem of partners that reach the most opportune niche and vertical markets quickly.  

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Security

Security

Security remains a top concern among businesses and consumers, and it will continue to be in the forefront moving forward. Threat levels and attack sophistication are on the rise.  

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Solution: Protections must be in place to protect your data and your customers’ data. Aside from securing data and network services, you might choose to offer varied security services to your enterprise customers on a consulting or subscription basis.  

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So what do you do to transform your business into a fast, nimble organization able to address digital businesses? Start by shaping your strategy and architecture around these 4 areas:

This strategy addresses the most pressing priorities of service providers: speed, efficiency, growth, and security. It helps you thrive in a fast-changing environment. Where do you go from here? What does your future-ready network architecture look like?