Nick Earle

Nick Earle leads Cisco's global Cloud and Managed Services Sales and Go To Market (GTM) strategy. Previously at Cisco, Earle led the Worldwide Services Field organization, during which time its revenue grew to more than $10 billion. He also has led the vision to deliver new business models, solutions, and strategic partnerships in the Global Enterprise Theatre. Prior to that, he was responsible for the European Services Sales business in 20 countries. Common to all roles, he and his teams have continuously helped customers solve their toughest business challenges, and enabled our partner community to improve their profitability, using Cisco technologies and solutions. Prior to joining Cisco in 2004, he served as CEO at StreamServe Inc. and as President of EMEA Operations at Ariba, as well as CMO for Hewlett-Packard's $35 billion enterprise computing business. He is also a recognized authority on emerging business models and has co-authored two books: Mesh Collaboration: Creating New Business Value in the Network of Everything (2008) and From Dot.com to Dot.profit (2000). Earle holds a first class honors degree in computing and an honorary doctorate in computing from Liverpool University in the United Kingdom.

Bimodal IT Is Not The Death of Traditional IT

By Nick Earle | July 6, 2015

Not The Death of Traditional IT If you are a CIO, no doubt you are getting pressure from your line of business managers to provide a more agile IT environment so they can take advantage of faster, easier to use

The Success Formula For Private Cloud Deployments

By Nick Earle | April 8, 2015

OpenStack For Private Clouds On February 15th Tom Bittman of Gartner published a blog which asserted that 95% of Private Clouds are Failing. When an industry analyst makes a statement that big, in one of the top three priorities for enterprise

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

By Nick Earle | March 4, 2015

Hybrid Delivers Business Agility A CIO friend of mine once told me that a hybrid cloud model enables him to “own the base, rent the spike” when it comes to unplanned events. Let’s face it – maintaining unused infrastructure for

Three Factors For Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

By Nick Earle | January 27, 2015

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the