Today's IT functions -- cloud computing, data analytics and mobile -- are no longer consolidated under CIOs but are migrating throughout the business, making it essential to have network professionals who understand the value of IT in meeting business needs. A company's most valuable asset is not hardware or software, but individuals who can use IT to drive value, writes Cisco Vice President Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn. "IT is the enabler for business to reinvent itself," she says.

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