Over the last seven years, Rebecca Jacoby has served as the CIO of networking giant Cisco. In an exclusive video interview with eWEEK, Jacoby detailed what the role of CIO is all about and how policy is a key part of success.
Jacoby said that the role of the CIO is to help deliver improved productivity for the business and for IT year after year. A CIO always has to be on top of the risk landscape and be able to adapt to the changing security landscape. Jacoby also plays a key role in helping to develop and set the strategy for Cisco.
Jacoby said that Cisco’s internal IT is delivered as a service within Cisco. Currently 95 percent of Cisco’s internal IT infrastructure is virtualized—all running on Cisco’s unified fabric architecture.
Jacoby is aiming to deliver a 5 to 10 percent year-over-year productivity improvement in the services that are part of running Cisco’s business, every year.