Enterprise environments have become more complex as the shift in IT know how has moved from the "IT Geek" into mainstream knowledge. It is not that long ago that the concept of using a wireless home network to stream cloud applications would have terrified my mother, yet as it stands she is know fully aware of how o get the best out of her broadband, TV, mobile, kindle and plethora of gadgets. (I blame Star Trek for preparing us all when we were younger for the concept!)
My point is that we know have the technology dream on the horizon, IoT or IoE depending on who you talk too. For the enterprise class business this means the potential to improve running costs, deliver better business outcomes and strengthen the competitive edge. managing, and running these new super massive networks is going to be costly. Just look at the current cost of operations in IT budgets, many industry pundits predict 75-90% of IT budget is spent, not on the technology but operational costs. That is a lot of your budget that is simply not getting used to its best.
Application Centric Infrastructure from Cisco has and will continue to be one of the best ways to cope with the increased growth of your Data Center, Converged Network and which ever version of the cloud and mobility you decide to go with.