SlideshowCisco: Enterprises Will 'Spend Differently'

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins (center), and top Cisco executives field questions from journalists at the recent Cisco Partner Summit. From left, they are David Goeckeler, executive vice president and general manager, networking and security; Chris Dedicoat, executive vice president of sales; Robbins; Rowan Trollope, senior vice president and general manager, applications, including IoT, collaboration and analytics; and Joe Cozzolino, executive vice president of services. Photo by Cisco.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins (center), and top Cisco executives field questions from journalists at the recent Cisco Partner Summit. From left, they are David Goeckeler, executive vice president and general manager, networking and security; Chris Dedicoat, executive vice president of sales; Robbins; Rowan Trollope, senior vice president and general manager, applications, including IoT, collaboration and analytics; and Joe Cozzolino, executive vice president of services. Photo by Cisco.

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Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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1/1/2018 | 9:03:59 PM
Re: hmm
The owning a home analogy doesn't truly work. Unless you buy when prices are high and well low, you typically enjoy price appreciation. Technology becomes old VERY fast, a big reason to rent rather than buy.
Michelle
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Michelle,
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1/1/2018 | 5:00:05 PM
Re: hmm
Good point about rent vs. buying. Managed IT services do have  many advantages over the stuff you buy and maintain yourself over time.
Mitch Wagner
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1/1/2018 | 2:21:40 PM
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It's the difference between rent vs. buy. If you own your own home, it costs more and you're responsible for maintenance and upgrades, but everything is under your control. If you rent, the landlord is responsible for everything – but might raise rents or slack on maintenance, suddenly requiring you to move when you were not planning to do so.
Michelle
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12/31/2017 | 10:46:31 PM
hmm
Soon, everything will be billed as a subscription (I guess). I suspect some IT shops won't like the new model. It is nice to buy once rather than every month.
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