Rapid digital transformation is pushing existing internet infrastructure close to its breaking point. By 2023, there will be an estimated 49 billion devices connected to the internet and the next decade will see greater use of technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence. The infrastructure of the internet needs to be made faster, more scalable, and simpler to manage and secure for it to enable these new technologies. Cisco has announced its ‘Internet for the Future’ technology strategy which is based on investments in silicon, optics, and software.
Cisco believes the future of networks is Intent-Based Networking (IBN), which uses AI and machine learning to predict actions, detect and resolve anomalies automatically, stop security threats, while continuing to evolve. Cisco concluded that intent-based networking is the new kind of network that's needed to harness emerging technologies and leverage new capabilities to meet business goals. Organizations also need to get ahead of cyber security threats and the Zero Trust model will play a greater role. Under Zero Trust, access to the network is only given to authorized devices, users, and workloads once trust is established and threats are prevented.
At this juncture, there are a wide variety of solution providers entering the industry with a set of advanced Cisco solution offerings. To help companies navigate through the best-of-breed Cisco solution providers, CIOReview has compiled a list of '10 Most Promising Cisco Solution Providers in Europe - 2021.’ Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you CIOReview’s, “10 Most Promising Cisco Solution Providers in Europe - 2021.”