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The tech world in 2017 according to Cisco...

Hafizah Osman | March 9, 2017
According to Bloch, the industry is approaching the end of cloud, moving beyond its phases - from virtualisation, to confusion and to clarity.

He also picked out drones as the new technology to shape businesses.

“We’re at the cusp of the drone industry in Australia, and timing is so important when it comes to new technologies," he explained. "Drones are important because if we’re trying to digitise the world, drones offer us that opportunity faster than anything that I know of."

Bloch also stressed the importance of innovation – moving from IT to OT as the last trend for 2017.

“Innovation affects any sector that you can imagine," he added. "The problem is speed, skills, and access to technology. So what needs to happen is this whole move from IT to operations. And we’re seeing that with more executives moving from IT to OT.

“But going into all these things is all about timing.”

Hafizah Osman is attending Cisco Live ’17 in Melbourne as a guest of Cisco.


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