Cisco's Technology Bets: 10 Areas To Keep An Eye On


Cisco later this month will host its first-ever Technology Editors Conference, an all-day affair in San Jose that will draw in national technology press for VP-and-higher-level presentations on each of Cisco's major technology areas, from video to service provider to security.

The stepped up emphasis on sharing Cisco's technology roadmap is, of course, no accident -- Cisco's just emerged from a year-long corporate restructuring that many partners believe made it more nimble and definitely easier with which to do business. A lot of that restructuring happened in its engineering corps, and Cisco used its recent Partner Summit to share details of what's to come, particularly as it relates to Cisco in security, software-defined networking and cloud.

Based on those Partner Summit discussions, a CRN interview with Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior, and other recent Cisco moves, here's a look at some key areas of Cisco's technology strategy that partners should be following.