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CEO Outlook 2019: 5 Questions For Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said that simplicity and clarity will guide his company and its channel partners in 2019.

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Robbins On 2019

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins recognizes that battling complexity is a big challenge for partners and says 2019 is the year customers get the simplicity they need from their IT architecture.

“Enabling multi-cloud, driving automation, integrated security, SD-WAN—all of these things are part of this whole architectural transition, and I think 2019 is going to be a huge year for that,” Robbins said in an interview with CRN.

Cisco has introduced several products and initiatives to emphasize software, subscriptions, recurring revenue and, perhaps most importantly, automation.

“There’s a significant amount of investment that’s going into cross-domain automation,” Robbins said. “There are pieces that you’ve seen, but then there’s the overarching larger pieces that bring all the policy management together.”

Here are Robbins' predictions for 2019 for both Cisco and its channel partners.

 
 
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