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Using AI to make networks smarter, simpler and more secure

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Jenna Delport
Jenna Delport
I’m a tech writer, world traveller, avocado-eater and dog lover, not always in that order.
Using AI to make networks smarter, simpler and more secure
Using AI to make networks smarter, simpler and more secure.

Digital transformation has become one of the biggest drivers in business today — and those that don’t embrace it risk being left behind by customers and competitors alike. Moreover, digital technologies are advancing and creating opportunities more rapidly across every industry and businesses need to use these technologies not only to thrive but to keep their doors open.

“As today’s organisations invest more and more in digital technology, IT teams are struggling under the growing workload,” says Adeshni Rohit from Axiz.

He adds that a recent study by 451 Research revealed almost two-thirds of businesses report their IT teams as having to deal with increasingly larger workloads — but only one-third of organisations are going to take on more staff within the next year.

This presents IT teams with a daunting challenge, he explains, “while they are trying to effectively do more with less, they are under increasing pressure to deliver fantastic digital experiences in a landscape that’s uber-competitive and filled with people challenging the status quo.”

Cisco is attempting to remove some of this burden, and allow IT teams to focus on crucial business activities, such as delivering innovation, with the introduction of new artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities that enable people to function at machine speed and scale through personalised network insights,” he adds.

Moreover, Adeshni Rohit says as part of the new range of capabilities, Cisco is debuting innovations to help businesses manage users and applications more easily and effectively across the whole enterprise network — from local and wide-area networks to massive data centres and the Internet of things edge.

Bridging the gap between the needs of a business and available resources has never been more crucial — it requires innovative network automation and analytics solutions powered by data and supported by artificial intelligence.

“Cisco’s new capabilities are giving IT teams a more comprehensive understanding of network behaviour, allowing them to predict issues before they become a major headache.”

Edited by Jenna Cook

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