In a way, 2018 plan is a turning Point where Cisco transition from hardware to an integrated system of hardware and software. Cisco has plotted the next generation of its network management products in the form of intent-based networking. Meanwhile, as hardware sales growth slows due to workloads shifting to the public cloud, the company eyes the Internet of Things and edge computing as new frontiers for revenue growth.
If you look at HPE, Dell, IBM and Cisco all of those companies are trying to reinvent themselves. It is not difficult to conclude that traditional treatment has been eliminated by the times, we need more “fresh blood” to inject new products energy, and improve product performance and competitiveness. maybe IoT first, maybe software first. From a business point of view, Cisco is still doing well.Below are some of the key technology areas the company is hoping will spur a new era of network innovation in 2018 and beyond.