Cisco research highlights network complexity, security challenges

May 22, 2024


Today’s enterprises need more help managing and securing their distributed networking environments than they ever have, Cisco concludes in its Global Networking Trends Report. The research, released this week, analyzes the networking challenges, IT and business priorities, architectural maturity, and investment strategies of 2,052 IT professionals across 10 global industries.

“Network architectures are more sophisticated, more complex, and spread across more multi-clouds and multi-vendors than ever. IT leaders are also besieged by rising cybersecurity risks, increased demand from new app and workload types, and vastly distributed workforces and infrastructures,” wrote Jonathan Davidson, executive vice president and general manager of Cisco Networking, in a blog about the study.

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