The Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) combines expertise in vertical markets with practical Internet experience gained from successfully implementing solutions—inside and outside of Cisco—that address the technological needs of companies around the world. IBSG focuses on the following industries:
The big question on the minds of today's global financial services executives is, "How do we continue to reduce risks and control costs while selectively placing bets to secure competitiveness as the market returns?"
User demands for a wider range of products are forcing manufacturers to innovate faster and increase intimacy with end customers, and shifts in the global economy have created new competitors and new markets in emerging countries. How will this new landscape change the way manufacturers operate, and what are their opportunities for growth?
Initial e-government initiatives, in a number of cases, did not meet all the expectations of their various constituencies. Today, government officials around the world are determining how the next wave of e-government initiatives can effectively offer citizens more services using fewer resources.
In the developed world, the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries are at the intersection of three market transitions being driven by recent economic conditions, acceleration of the evolution of the Internet, and consumer adoption of smart devices and increased use of social media—each reshaping the consumer landscape.
The service provider industry is part of a new digital value chain that includes content creation and management, devices, advertising, and conventional network transport/service provision. As the industry becomes more information-intensive, data demand and revenue will continue to grow.