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  • Move Over Wearables, Make Way for Invisibles

    News@Cisco: Press Releases and Features
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
  • Move Over Wearables, Make Way for Invisibles

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    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
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  • Why IT Standardization?

    Cisco Blog » Inside Cisco IT
    Rich Gore
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Cisco IT has over our history become more and more standardized, with standard architectures (which are continuously upgraded to meet future business needs), and standard products, designs, software versions, and configurations. But we’ve never really told the story about WHY we have standardized so thoroughly. Many customers ask “What is the value of a global IT standard vs. regional or local designs?” // The answer is this: from an Infrastructure point of view, the value of standard architecture, standard product [...]
  • Euro MPI 2015 CFP (now featuring 100% more Europe)

    Cisco Blog » High Performance Computing Networking
    Jeff Squyres
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Euro MPI 2015 has returned to Europe!  (recall that Euro MPI/Asia 2014 was in beautiful Kyoto, Japan) Euro MPI 2015 will be September 21-24 in Bordeaux, France. That means that it’s that time of year again: get your papers ready for submission!  The CFP was just recently published: EuroMPI is the preeminent meeting for users, developers and researchers to interact and discuss new developments and applications of message-passing parallel computing, in particular in and related to the Message Passing Interface (MPI). The annual meeting has a long, rich tradition, and has [...]
 
 
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  • Why IT Standardization?

    Rich Gore
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Cisco IT has over our history become more and more standardized, with standard architectures (which are continuously upgraded to meet future business needs), and standard products, designs, software versions, and configurations. But we’ve never really told the story about WHY we have standardized so thoroughly. Many customers ask “What is the value of a global IT standard vs. regional or local designs?” // The answer is this: from an Infrastructure point of view, the value of standard architecture, standard product [...]
  • A Wider View of Collaboration – and its Benefits

    Rich Gore
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    “Collaboration” usually means “people working together productively by sharing voice, video, and data”. Inside Cisco, the standard idea of Collaboration includes a lot of IT Technology, like: all voice-based Unified Communication (that is, all IP Telephony from hardware and software phones, and all Unity voicemail, and all Contact Centers) all Video conferencing (from Jabber or WebEx clients, video phones, desktop video, room TP, and immersive TP), all streaming video like Cisco TV (IP/TV) for large multicast events, and software clients [...]
  • Making Noise About a Quiet Data Center

    Douglas Alger
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    I like touring Data Centers. Whether it’s a makeshift space with out-of-control cabling or a state of the art, innovative facility , I’m always curious to see how companies accommodate their computing equipment and tackle the inevitable challenges of space, power and cooling. Ten years ago I visited a then-new Data Center in the western United States that had several interesting features.  Two elements – and the moments I discovered them – still stick with me. // Look out below. Electrical conduits, data cabling [...]
  • Indoor GPS: How We’re Personalizing the Mobile App Experience

    Kelly Briley
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Kenny Chen We’re always looking for ways to improve the experience at Cisco tradeshows and other events. There’s free Wi-Fi. And attendees can download the Cisco Events app (powered by GenieConnect by Lanyon) for information about all global events. This includes conference agendas, surveys, interactive maps, a network connection, speaker and exhibitor listings, and more. We’ve just taken another big step, with indoor wayfinding. The debut was at a Cisco sales event in London, held November 12-14, 2014. Attendees could see their [...]
  • Agile in Action – eStore and Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

    Caroline Te Aika
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    We are hearing so much about Agile and Fast IT at present and so I wanted to share an example of a key Agile concept in action within Cisco IT – that of ‘Minimum Viable Product’ (MVP). This simple yet powerful concept empowers you to get your product out into the marketplace as quickly as possible with only the essential feature sets. From here, you can gain experience, hear what your users have to say and assess your next steps.// [...]
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    Cisco Blog » High Performance Computing Networking

  • Euro MPI 2015 CFP (now featuring 100% more Europe)

    Jeff Squyres
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Euro MPI 2015 has returned to Europe!  (recall that Euro MPI/Asia 2014 was in beautiful Kyoto, Japan) Euro MPI 2015 will be September 21-24 in Bordeaux, France. That means that it’s that time of year again: get your papers ready for submission!  The CFP was just recently published: EuroMPI is the preeminent meeting for users, developers and researchers to interact and discuss new developments and applications of message-passing parallel computing, in particular in and related to the Message Passing Interface (MPI). The annual meeting has a long, rich tradition, and has [...]
  • The state of libfabric in Open MPI

    Jeff Squyres
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Yesterday morning, I gave a presentation at the 2015 OpenFabrics Software Developers’ Workshop .  I discussed the status of libfabric support in Open MPI. Here’s a copy of my slides: In short, the Open MPI development master (what will eventually become v1.9) contains two different plugins that use libfabric: The usnic BTL (which I’ve mentioned on this blog before) The ofi MTL The two plugins (currently) target different networking hardware, and use different portions of the libfabric API. As such, these two plugins provided excellent feedback [...]
  • Cisco usNIC libfabric provider presentation

    Jeff Squyres
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Earlier this morning, I gave a presentation at the 2015 OpenFabrics Software Developers’ Workshop .  I discussed Cisco’s experiences with writing providers for both the Linux Verbs API and the Libfabric API. Here’s a copy of my slides: The main takeaway from my presentation is that the libfabric APIs make more sense on our hardware than the Linux Verbs APIs. The slides elucidate several specific cases where — mainly because Libfabric was specifically designed to be much more hardware-neutral — Cisco VIC and Ethernet-based abstractions [...]
  • MPI-3.1! …not quite yet

    Jeff Squyres
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    The MPI Forum met for our quarterly meeting last week in Portland, Oregon. The main goal of the meeting was to pass the MPI-3.1 standard into law.  MPI-3.1 contains a bunch of errata from MPI-3.0, and a small number of new things. Specifically, the changelog in the current MPI-3.1 document lists: 21 errata 6 minor additions since MPI-3.0 The draft MPI-3.1 document is 764 pages long. Unfortunately, a few issues were identified in the final review of the 3.1 text. [...]
  • A Farewell to LAM/MPI

    Jeff Squyres
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    With a little sadness, I note that LAM/MPI was officially retired recently. LAM/MPI’s hosting provider, Indiana University, made the decision not to renew the lam-mpi.org domain any more.  As of a few weeks ago, LAM/MPI’s web site is no more, and its domain is in the process of expiring. LAM/MPI was a highly popular implementation of the MPI standard that was initially developed at the Ohio Supercomputing Center , eventually transferred to the University of Notre Dame , and then later finally moved to Indiana University . The LAM infrastructure [...]
 
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    Cisco Blog » Digital and Social

  • “Stay Fearless” – Highlights from #CiscoChat with Cisco Women of Impact

    Rehana Rehman
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    “Be Fearless.” While that phrase is capable of representing so much to so many, for women in the workplace – especially in the technology industry – it can be a difficult attitude to adopt. But judging by the overwhelmingly fearless attitudes expressed by so many women during our second @Cisco_WOI “Be Fearless” #CiscoChat, women are growing quite comfortable in continuing their fearless momentum in the workplace. During the first “Be Fearless” #CiscoChat , more than 100 women shared their thoughts, experiences and feedback on [...]
  • #CiscoChat Continues the “Be Fearless” Conversation

    Rehana Rehman
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:53 am
    Last month, more than 100 dynamic women engaged in one of the most inspirational and personal interactive dialogues we’ve seen on what empowers women to “ Be Fearless ” in the workplace. Led by Women of Impact , Cisco’s inaugural #CiscoChat connected women who shared their thoughts on taking risks and overcoming fear in pursuit of their professional dreams. As I recapped this inaugural #CiscoChat , I touched on childhood “monsters under the bed” fears giving way to ones that keep women from being brave and [...]
  • #CiscoChat Ignites “Spark” in Collaboration Conversation at SXSW

    Laura Babbili
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    The Cisco social media marketing team was on the ground in Austin for the SXSW Interactive Conference  and the second ever #CiscoChat . The team engaged with participants onsite and over social media, teeing up an announcement around our new collaboration service– Cisco Spark –by asking participants how they collaborate with coworkers on the go. We also had several influencers join us onsite, including former Mashable co-editor and CAPTIOLOGY author  Ben Parr . Always keeping a finger on the pulse of new platforms and trends, Ben answered questions with us live and streamed…
  • Are you Ready for Social Video?

    Melanie Kraintz
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Are you considering using video in your digital marketing strategy?  Here are a few statistics on the topic: Visitors who view product videos are 85% more likely to buy than visitors who do not. (Internet Retailer) More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. (YouTube) 92% of mobile video viewers share videos with others. (Invodo) Video promotion is 6 times more effective than print and online ads. (Atlas) More than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube each minute. ( The Telegraph ) But [...]
  • Be Fearless #CiscoChat Opens Dialogue on Fear, Failures and Triumphs for Women in the Workplace

    Rehana Rehman
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    Whether you’re four or forty, fear is an emotion that we have all experienced. But as we grow older, childhood frights like the monsters we’re convinced live under our beds give way to more ‘adult’ fears that keep us from taking risks, seeking adventure and pursuing our goals and dreams. As women continue to explore and define what it personally means to ‘ Lean In’ and seek inspiration for conquering fears and achieving goals, Cisco’s Women of Impact team used an interactive [...]
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  • Partner Voices: Identity, Security and the Internet of Everything

    David Durham
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    As I often do with our Cisco Partner Voices blogs, this week’s entry is really more about me getting out of the way and letting the partner tell the story. I mean, after all, that’s what this whole series is about, right?
  • The Connected Life: The Art of the Possible in Insurance

    Brent Boxell
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    Gathering and Harvesting New Data through “The Connected Life” The Connected Life, the digital life is steadily emerging. Today’s insurance consumers are increasingly tech savvy and want services on demand and expect them to be readily accessible anywhere, anytime. Because of this, the insurance industry and more specifically, the personal property and casualty insurance sector, is experiencing a significant period of change and opportunity. The primary change agent in this disruption is the significant amount of specific data that an insurance organization can gain for individual [...]
  • Internet of Everything and Machine Intelligence

    Christoforos Anagnostopoulos
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Let’s start on a light note. For a brief period of time, the Internet of Things became associated with the fridge that orders milk by itself. This retro-futurist icon is a great example of a common tendency for extremely disruptive technological waves to first enter the public realm in the form of low impact nice-to-have use cases (personal computers and robotics suffered the same fate at first). Besides being amusing, these are also instructive. The small-mindedness of a fridge that [...]
  • Threat Spotlight: Dyre/Dyreza: An Analysis to Discover the DGA

    Talos Group
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    This post was authored by Alex Chiu & Angel Villegas . Overview Banking and sensitive financial information is a highly coveted target for attackers because of the high value and obvious financial implications.  In the past year, a large amount of attention has been centered on Point of Sale (PoS) malware due to its major role in the compromise of several retailers.  While PoS malware is a major concern, attackers have also realized that targeting individual end users is an effective method of harvesting other types [...]
  • Click to Deploy Virtual HetNet Cuts Small Cell Deployment Time from Months to Minutes

    Mark Grayson
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    There was significant Small Cells buzz during last months Mobile World Congress, where Cisco announced a range of innovative products and solutions that can be used to accelerate the market adoption of small cells. In particular, I spoke at the Small Cell Forum’s Small Cell Zone were I described how Cisco is accelerating enterprise small cell deployments , through a combination of: driving an E2E enterprise architecture that is able to span single 50 sq.m teleworker installations through to 50,000 sq.m campus deployments cloud based Mobility IQ providing Wi-Fi and Small Cell network, user…
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    Cisco Blog » Education

  • Why We Need More Tech Talent to Digitize the World

    Tae Yoo
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    This blog was originally published on the Huffington Post ImpactX . Digitization. This topic was top of mind for many of the 2,500 world business and government leaders at the recent World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Digitization is the full-scale adoption of computer- and Internet-enabled technologies by consumers, businesses and governments; it is important because it can grow economies and create jobs. In fact, according to the 2013 Global Information Technology Report , adoption of such information and communication technologies (ICT) provided a $193 billion [...]
  • #MLKDream – When Vision Becomes Reality

    Cynthia Temesi
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    It is amazing how a vision can start, grow, morph and become a reality. Van White, President of The Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) and  Rochester City School District School Board President, had a vision, and he had a dream.  His dream was to bring together students from across the county to have a face-to-face dialogue about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s speech, “I Have a Dream.” On January 15, Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, students in classrooms from across [...]
  • Technology and its Power to Transform Society – Where do you Stand?

    Renee Patton
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    Educators are using technologies like Cisco Webex to deliver anytime, anywhere learning, bring experts from across the country and the globe into their classrooms, and provide ubiquitous access to an astounding amount of resources on the Internet. Now, educators, along with their students across the country, are using it to have conversations that transform society.  Today, at 12pm Eastern Standard Time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, students from nearly every region in the nation, with a broad spectrum of [...]
  • In Education, The Internet of Everything is Really a Thing

    Renee Patton
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    When talking about whether or not something is important in modern-day life, my Millennial sons often ask, “Is that really a thing?”  For example, renting a dog on Craigslist, is that a thing? I’m here to tell you that the Internet of Everything (IoE) is really a thing in Education, and the use cases for IoE are bound only by our imaginations.  Imagine facial-recognition software for online courses that will be able to monitor and determine student engagement and provide [...]
  • Transforming Education with the Internet of Everything at San Jose State

    Renee Patton
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    Forward-thinking faculty members and staff at San Jose State University are using Internet of Everything technologies in innovative ways to transform education: Project Assistant Quyen Grant is using Cisco collaboration technologies to expand learning across international borders, working with students and universities in Vietnam through the Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP); Advertising Professor John Delacruz is using Cisco TelePresence for his students to deliver final presentations to potential advertising clients who may be in remote locations. Julia Curry-Rodriguez,…
 
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    Cisco Blog » Financial Services

  • The Connected Life: The Art of the Possible in Insurance

    Brent Boxell
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    Gathering and Harvesting New Data through “The Connected Life” The Connected Life, the digital life is steadily emerging. Today’s insurance consumers are increasingly tech savvy and want services on demand and expect them to be readily accessible anywhere, anytime. Because of this, the insurance industry and more specifically, the personal property and casualty insurance sector, is experiencing a significant period of change and opportunity. The primary change agent in this disruption is the significant amount of specific data that an insurance organization can gain for individual [...]
  • Enabling “The Easy” Button for Insurance

    Rob Cornwell
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    Nearly a year ago, I wrote a blog titled, “ Mayday for Insurance and Financial Services ,” where I detailed how next-generation customer experience capabilities, such as virtual interactions between business experts and customers, are transforming business processes – such as the “Mayday” button technology offered on Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX. The purpose of that blog was to explain virtual interaction capabilities and discuss how they are likely to become integrated into the insurance industry in the near future. So what’s changed? Well, I’ve gone from [...]
  • The Advice Advantage: How Banks Can Close the ‘Value Gap’ and Regain Customer Trust

    Paul Jameson
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:29 am
    Today’s banking consumers are used to experiences that reflect their likes, dislikes, past histories, and even their future plans. But not always from their banks. These kinds of interactions are more common when buying an online book, streaming a movie, or planning a vacation. Despite numerous omnichannel initiatives, many banks continue to lag in providing contextual, relevant, and convenient experiences to their customers. And while many customers yearn for personalized financial guidance, a Cisco survey of 7,200 smartphone users and bank [...]
  • Big Data Analytics Remains a Big Opportunity for Wealth Managers – Part I

    Joe Pagano
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    Wealth Management firms are spending billions on IT to differentiate in the market place. Yet the question remains, can “Big Data” have a material impact on the business? Can it deliver business outcomes by reducing risk, increasing assets under management, driving profitability, client satisfaction, products per client, client and financial advisor retention, all while improving the cost/income ratio and return on equity? These are questions that are being discussed in board rooms across the financial industry and topics that I [...]
  • How U.S. Banks Can Transform Customer Interactions to Increase Profitability

    Paul Jameson
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    You order a movie online and additional suggestions pop up, based on a deep knowledge of your likes and dislikes. You plan a vacation and similar suggestions appear, reflecting your financial state, the climate in which you live (and may hope to escape for a time), and past travel history. These convenient, personalized interactions are common today — and even expected. Yet according to a Cisco survey of 7,200 retail banking consumers in 12 countries, customer expectations for financial services are [...]
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    Cisco Blog » Manufacturing

  • Visit Cisco at Hannover Messe 2015

    Kevin Davenport
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Springtime in Germany brings us Hannover Messe , one of the largest industrial conferences and exhibitions in the world. This year, Cisco will feature our validated and proven Manufacturing and Power Transmission & Control solutions. Our portfolio of market-leading industrial products and solutions offered with our complete lifecycle management services that address the key challenges of the fourth industrial revolution. At our booth located in Hall 8, A25, learn how Cisco’s Connected Factory , Connected Oil & Gas and Connected Utilities validated architectures and industrial…
  • IoT at Work: Connected Vineyards and More

    Douglas Bellin
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    The convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) is becoming more important now than ever – and that sentiment was heard loud and clear at last week’s complementary Cisco Live Melbourne and Rockwell Automation ConnectED events. Held for the first time under the same roof, the two events provided a unique opportunity for end users to learn how to accelerate industrial business performance in a joint experience. Attendees to both events alike enjoyed seeing examples of industrial technology in action such as the Connected Vineyard [...]
  • Solving Manufacturing Complexities through Data Analytics: Part Two – Implementing Data Analytics

    Rangan Nandakumar
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Data analytics has been an integral part of manufacturing management for most of its history. However, analytics has undergone both evolutionary and revolutionary changes over the decades with the advent of information technology and digital data gathering and analysis. In Part One of this series, I took a look at the evolution behind data analytics and applications in Manufacturing. Part Two provides insights into implementation of analytics in manufacturing. Part Two: Implementing Data Analytics in Manufacturing Acquiring Data The first step for [...]
  • Solving the Manufacturing Workforce Crisis of 2030

    Dan Kern
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Sir James Dyson, British inventor, industrial designer and founder of the Dyson Company once said, “Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.” He’s absolutely right; manufacturing is more than just manual labor on a shop floor somewhere. Today’s manufacturing jobs require a new wave of skilled employees, but where are they? It amazes me to think about how far manufacturing in the U.S. [...]
  • IoT in Action Webcast: Opportunities and Momentum in Manufacturing

    Kevin Davenport
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The widespread adoption of the Internet of Things, connecting sensors, equipment, machines and assembly lines to the network is driving a manufacturing industry transformation. In fact, nearly 30 percent of all manufacturing-related firms are in some stage of piloting, implementing, or expanding IoT deployments. By 2017, an expected 80 percent will have implemented an IoT solution. Many manufacturers are in the process of figuring out how to deploy a Connected Factory , or perhaps pilot a smaller scale wireless network pilot project in their manufacturing facility. In [...]
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    Cisco Blog » Retail

  • A Retail Revolution: The Digital Generation Is Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, Learn, and Shop

    Anabelle Pinto
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Retailers once had a pretty clear idea of who shopped where and how they did it. After all, there were not that many options available for shoppers. Consumers would see an ad or peruse a catalog, and then visit the physical store with the hope that their preferred item was in stock. These days, retailers understand there is an entirely new kind of shopper. Indeed, since the advent of e-commerce, retail complexity has increased exponentially, and today’s digital consumer navigates [...]
  • Joe Bradley on the Hyper-Relevant Retailer: From Dark Assets to Dynamic Processes

    Dianne Lamendola
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:01 pm
    One customer can be multiple shoppers, and retailers need real-time insight into every shopping journey. Be sure to take a look at Cisco VP Joseph Bradley’s new blog as he shares three retail Internet of Everything attributes that deliver hyper-relevance and build a dynamic infrastructure: http://cs.co/9003xAm3
  • New Study Tells Retailers: Win Consumers’ Trust to Deliver the Experiences They Want

    Dianne Lamendola
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Be sure to check out Blair Christie’s new blog on winning consumer trust! She discusses how a new Cisco study shows that shoppers are looking for efficiency, engagement, and savings from the store. For example: 77 percent of respondents said they would be “somewhat” or “very likely” to use a solution to optimize the checkout process. 79 percent indicated a willingness to take advantage of in-store offers provided via digital signage 73 percent said they’d like to receive special offers [...]
  • 2015 Is the Year of Hyper-Relevant Retail: Winning Shoppers with Efficiency, Savings, and Engagement

    Anabelle Pinto
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    “Mike” may be an avid golfer who enjoys meandering through the sporting goods section of his local retailer. But he would be a very different shopper the morning his plumbing fails and threatens to flood his basement. In such a context, efficiency rules, and it is critical for the retailer to speed his shopping journey — from product research to fast checkout and payment. Friendly, by-name greetings offering prompts for new golf products on Mike’s smartphone would seem irrelevant at [...]
  • The Delivery Experiment: My Week of Living Digitally

    Dianne Lamendola
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:36 pm
    One of the hottest topics at NRF this week has been delivery systems. Recent research by Cisco Consulting has found that delivery is one of the top concerns of not only retailers, but of shoppers as well. I now have personal experience of this: Just before the holidays, my husband and I ran an experiment: Living digitally for a few days, shopping online, using only available delivery systems. Day 1 – Now, I order just about everything online except for [...]
 
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    Cisco Blog » The Platform

  • Cisco Committed to Diversity and Tolerance

    Francine Katsoudas
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    This weekend our President and Chief Operating Officer, Gary Moore, tweeted to reiterate Cisco’s commitment to a culture of diversity and tolerance in response to Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In doing so, we take pride in joining the largest Indiana-based employer, Eli Lilly and Co., which called the law “bad for Indiana and bad for business.” At Cisco, we believe that every employee should feel welcomed, valued, respected, and heard regardless of sexuality, race or gender. #Cisco — Gary [...]
  • The Future of Retail Banking

    Padmasree Warrior
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    During your morning workout at the gym, a device on your arm measures each step and connects with…your bank. By monitoring your healthy lifestyle, the bank can then arrange a lower rate on your health insurance. Later, when walking toward your office, you notice an apartment for sale in a neighborhood you have been scouting for real estate deals. So you point your smartphone at the building to view an augmented-reality image superimposed on the building. In turn, you see [...]
  • Becoming a Woman of Impact

    Paula Dowdy
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Be Fearless! That was the theme of an incredible Cisco Women of Impact Conference last week, and like most of the 4,850 people joining from about 80 sites around the world, I came away inspired and energized by all I heard and learned during the day.  We came together as women (and men) that wanted to learn, connect and share ideas on how we could personally make a bigger impact.  I know I took home many new ideas and many new friendships. I’m very proud and [...]
  • The Center for Digital Business Transformation: Helping Our Customers Thrive in a Digital World

    Edzard Overbeek
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Powerful technology trends including, social, mobile, cloud, and Big Data are converging, creating unprecedented “digital disruption.” We are in a unique period of time where business and technology leaders have the opportunity to create new value and win market share by leveraging the advantages of a hyper-connected world. Agile competitors with better business models seemingly emerge overnight. Ingrained ways of thinking and working make changing to an innovative culture painfully slow. Needed talent and resources lie outside the four walls [...]
  • Entrepreneurs: Your Invitation to Innovate with Cisco in Europe – Second Season Application Now Open

    Mala Anand
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    It was only last November that I wrote about our first Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) cohort in Europe. I knew then we had started something special – an incubation model that allows Cisco to tap into the immense talent of the European startup community and helps address many of the unique challenges entrepreneurs face in the region. Only a few months into our first European season, our startups have gained significant traction inside Cisco – and are demonstrating potential for strategic relationships and differentiation [...]
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    Cisco Blog » Inclusion and Diversity

  • Let’s stop talking about STEM

    Laura Earle
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    Information Technology is notorious for being one of the most male dominated sectors and has been since the field’s beginnings. Despite many attempts to attract more women into the technology world (for example, Apple and Facebook offer to freeze eggs for female employees, Microsoft supports girls aged 13 years and above to attend their DigiGirlz High Tech Camp program, and every year, Cisco participates in Girls in ICT day by inviting young females on our campuses to give them hands-on exposure to our latest technology), Silicon Valley’s tech giants are [...]
  • Women of Impact’s 2015 Fearless Female: Olivia Shen Green

    Rehana Rehman
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    Guest Blog and Interview by Christine Morgner Olivia Shen Green was a valued member of Cisco for 8 years in various organizations including Supply Chain Management, Acquisition Integration, and the Office of Inclusion & Collaboration Group.  Recently Olivia left Cisco to pursue another opportunity. During Olivia’s fearless pursuit to Connect, Empower, & Inspire women in the technology world, she founded the first women’s conference at Cisco.  In part, Olivia’s inspiration came from her mentor and manager at the time, Sonar Thekdi. Olivia credits Sonar as being a…
  • Are you ready?

    Shari Slate
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    In just a few short days, thousands of women and men across the globe will come together for Women of Impact seeking to connect with each other, develop new perspectives and possibilities, and inspire bold action and exponential growth. I can’t think of a place I’d rather be – together – with all of you! Experts tell us that the transformational impact of any event of this magnitude begins the moment we each register. It’s true, isn’t it? My mind is already abuzz [...]
  • Women of Impact’s 2015 Fearless Female: Annella Heytens

    Rehana Rehman
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Guest Blog and Interview by Roxanne Edwards At the  Women of Impact Conference  this year on March 19th, our focus is to empower attendees to Be Fearless – by taking risks, overcoming obstacles and blazing new trails in their personal and professional lives. The Conference focus is to connect, develop and inspire the women in technology at Cisco. Learn why Annella Heytens, Vice President of Human Resources, APJC is our next featured Fearless Female. We are impressionable at a very young age. The examples set by others can be inspiring and guide [...]
  • Women of Impact’s 2015 Fearless Female: Esther Roure Vila

    Rehana Rehman
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Guest Blog and Interview by Roxanne Edwards At the Women of Impact Conference this year on March 19th, our focus is to empower attendees to Be Fearless – by taking risks, overcoming obstacles and blazing new trails in their personal and professional lives. The Conference focus is to connect, develop and inspire the women in technology at Cisco. We have all been inspired by various individuals throughout the different stages of our lives. Esther, an Engineer on the Data Center solution team, has been motivated by admiring the examples set by [...]
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    Cisco Blog » Enterprise Networks

  • Gartner Recognizes Cisco WAAS as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

    Jason Rolleston
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m very excited and proud to announce that Gartner has placed Cisco into the Leaders position in the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization. This accomplishment reflects the substantial progress Cisco has made in developing and executing on its vision for the Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) with Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) over the past three years – a record that clearly demonstrates Cisco’s ability to compete in this space. Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Source: Gartner (March 2015) The timing couldn’t be better The analyst research and press coverage [...]
  • Converged Access Improves Wireless Performance at South Island School, Hong Kong

    Alexey Zaytsev
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    South Island School in Hong Kong is made up of students from around the world, with 1,400 students from over 35 countries. One value that sets the school apart is its commitment to using technology in the classroom. For instance, every student has a laptop that they use to access e-books, watch educational videos, and complete homework assignments. Some exams are even taken digitally. With wireless devices used daily by every student and faculty member, a stable network connection is [...]
  • Making it easy to deploy Cisco’s Intelligent WAN

    Kiran Ghodgaonkar
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    We continue to see great interest and momentum around our Intelligent WAN solution but there is one thing we are hearing loud and clear from our customers; the need for better tools to configure and manage branch sites and associated WAN connections. For those of you familiar with Cisco’s Intelligent WAN there are four main business outcomes that the solution promises to deliver: Better Application Experience for Users Robust Secure Access for Applications and Users Lower IT Costs IT Simplicity for Increased Agility Management [...]
  • Multigigabit Switching Extends and Super-charges Your Access LAN’s Life

    Steven Song
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    If the phrase “multigigabit switching” is not in your personal knowledge base yet, you are not alone – it’s very new. But going forward, you’ll hear a lot about it. Here’s why.  Multigigabit switching is an emerging technology that shatters the Ethernet speed barriers found in the LAN infrastructure that most of you have today. It’ll extend the life of your current access LAN for years to come, while helping you get ready for new technology trends that are rapidly [...]
  • Enterprise Networks Taking Center Stage at Cisco Live Milan

    Prashanth Shenoy
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:25 pm
    It is clear being an IT professional today is not easy, there are ever increasing demands on the network and on IT resources. Just look at some of the data out there: According to a report posted on Information Age 70% of businesses say that IT operations are holding them back. Research from the Cisco Visual Networking Index, Forecast Methodology 2013-2018 shows that there will be an 18% year over year increase in business IP traffic. Our latest Cisco Mobility Landscape Study shows that 89% of organizations have company-wide or specific mobility initiative. Even in conversations with…
 
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  • “Sparking” Collaboration at SXSW

    Laura Babbili
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    Every year at the SXSW Interactive Conference , tens of thousands gather in Austin, Texas to get a first look at what’s new in innovative technology. And while the atmosphere this year was festive, it’s safe to assume that many attendees were trying to stay connected and get work done on-the-go with colleagues back in the office. While email and conference calls have long been the staples of business communication, the reality is that people on-the-go, whose mobile devices are their business lifelines, [...]
  • Context is Everything in Customer Care

    Jeff Campbell
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    “Let’s eat grandma!” “Let’s eat, grandma!” Punctuation makes a difference, doesn’t it? So does context. If you’re a basketball fan with March Madness on your mind, “Drive the lane!” might make you think of something a coach yells to his players. On the other hand, if you’re teaching your teenage son to drive, it means something else entirely. Context matters! (By the way, march madness also refers to the breeding season of the European hare; context is a tricky thing.) What’s one [...]
  • Collaboration Makes the Future Bright for Healthcare

    Aleisha Render
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    Well, New Year’s Day is long past. As I continue to plod along with my New Year’s resolutions through this brutally cold winter, I do so with varying degrees of success. I still start my day with an apple-ginger juice and try to eat my veggies.   Along the way I bolster my dedication with the incremental successes that a healthy lifestyle delivers.  I feel lucky to have my health and I’m trying my best to protect it!  Sometimes, I get [...]
  • How Telecommuting Simplifies My Workday

    Olesya Karpova
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    For many of us, the process of getting to and from work can create frustration that resonates all day long. Do the following daily obstacles sound familiar to you? 6:15 a.m.: Wake up, feed dog, make coffee, shower, make up, style hair, dress for the office 7:30 a.m.: Drive, sit in traffic, stop by Starbucks , wait in line 9:30 a.m.: Arrive to office late but finally at my desk, answer e-mails 10 a.m.: First conference call of the day via [...]
  • Continuous Delivery – realizing fast IT

    Jonathan Rosenberg
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    For those following trends in the software industry, Continuous Delivery (CD) has been all the rage. What is it? Simply put – continuous delivery is the ability of a SaaS application to push new software into production multiple times per day. Typically, only the cloud software components are updated at this rate. Client code – either browser code or mobile applications – are updated at a pace between once a week and once a month. As a software development team, [...]
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  • Federated ACI Fabrics for Dual Data Center Deployments – A Disaster Recovery ACI use-case

    Ravi Balakrishnan
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    Wins, Accomplishments, Fast Action, welcome to the world of Cisco ACI . In this blog, I want to take you closer to the core of ACI excitement. Cisco Insieme Business Unit and Cisco’s premier Partner, World Wide Technology Inc ( WWT ) have come together in developing an ACI based Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) solution for the next generation Data Centers. This blog specifically addresses the Disaster Recovery ACI use case implemented in WWT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC). I will present highlights [...]
  • Announcing the new Data Center and Cloud Community!

    Melanie Kraintz
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    It’s finally here- the new Data Center and Cloud community framework has launched!  We created new content spaces for Compute and Storage, Software Defined Networks, Data Center and Networking, and OpenStack and OpenSource Software. Why Community? Top Three Reasons Just in case you didn’t know why you should be a part of the community, here are three reasons why you should visit today… 1) You will be with a group of like-minded people with similar goals. The Cisco Data Center & Cloud Community is designed for [...]
  • Deliver Services at Internet Speed

    Joann Starke
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    How quickly can your organization stand-up a new application or deploy new services?  Most customers tell me, “not fast enough!”   I am clearly hearing from them that the new standard expectation across the organization is to receive precise data center resources in “internet time,” easily and definitely on-demand. But customers are not the only ones affected by these new expectation standards.  Application developers also expect to receive the resources they need to support their efforts within one hour — [...]
  • Now is the Time to Migrate from RISC/UNIX to Cisco UCS

    Tim Stack
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Why is now the time to migrated from your proprietary RISC/UNIX platform to Cisco UCS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux . There are several reasons: Technology transitions are driving new demands on data center and IT infrastructure. These new applications and computing models have standardized on x86 architecture while aging RISC/UNIX infrastructure doesn’t provide the performance or the flexibility required to support the needs of the business. IT departments may also be experiencing the pain of RISC/UNIX maintenance and software licensing costs while their [...]
  • Active SLAs – New Approach for Multi-sourcing Governance

    Jim McDonnell
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Last month, I attended the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Outourcing World Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. I had the chance to glean fresh insights from industry-leading practitioners and get a global view from sourcing executives. Though there has been an evolution in the outsourcing industry, one thing has not changed: outsourcing is a winning strategy. In the recent study from IAOP & Information Services Group (ISG) Annual State of the Industry 1 presented at the event, it stated that “Multi-sourcing as an outsourcing approach increased by 75% [...]
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  • MSE 10 at Mobile World Congress 2015

    Dara Curran
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) solution employs data from the Wi-Fi network to generate information about devices visiting a venue, which in turn can be used by businesses to gain greater insight into the behavior of their customers and improve customer experience.  At the center of the CMX product is the Mobility Service Engine (MSE), version 10 of which was announced at Cisco Live! Milan. Mobile World Congress 2015 was another great opportunity to demonstrate the scale at which MSE [...]
  • #CiscoChat Explores Mobile Data as the New Currency for Today’s Retailers

    Luka Yang
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    The Internet of Everything (IoE) is driving remarkable change and opportunities across nearly all industries. But few are as visible — and rapid — as the upheavals affecting retail. Today, retailers aren’t just competing with the store across the parking lot. Industry leaders face an expanding universe of mobile and virtual shopping possibilities vying for the attention of their customers. Recent Cisco retail research shows that mobile commerce grew forty-seven percent in 2014 (Q2), far out-pacing e-commerce (ten percent) and total retail overall [...]
  • Welcome to the Network: Wi-Fi Wearables

    Chris Spain
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    It’s no surprise that wearable devices are increasingly Wi-Fi enabled. With Apple’s recent announcement of Wi-Fi support for Apple Watch and rumors that Google will bring Wi-Fi capabilities to Android Wear, wireless connectivity will continue to drive changes in the way we work and play . As more employees opt to use wearable devices in their personal and professional lives, the traditional boundaries of the workspace will become more fluid. Wearable devices, such as smart watches and fitness monitors, traditionally tethered to your smartphone via the short-range Bluetooth technology and…
  • Universal Citizen a.k.a. Universal AP: Regulatory Compliance Simplified

    Sangita Mahishi
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Cisco develops the highest quality Enterprise-class Aironet Access Point Series that are always fully compliant with local wireless regulatory laws and requirements, while maximizing performance (i.e., max Tx power available) and radio channel availability per the local regulatory domain. This is in contrast to the competitive landscape where other vendors tend to offer a “one size fits all” AP or WLC SKU or regulatory domain specifications, for example, which offers the “lowest common denominator” in terms of performance and channel availability for all [...]
  • Mobility Express Bundle: A Fast & Simple Wi-Fi Solution for Small and Mid-sized Deployments

    Cristian Raducanu
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Cisco is making the new 802.11ac standard appealing to everyone. Cisco Mobility Express Bundle is a simple, affordable solution. It is designed for small to medium sized deployments, leveraging Cisco’s enterprise class Wi-Fi. Cisco Mobility Express Bundle introduces a simple, easy-to-use user interface with fast over-the-air provisioning in a few minutes. Small and medium businesses get access to Cisco’s industry-leading 802.11ac portfolio without the premium price. With Cisco’s 802.11ac, organizations benefit from a reliable wireless network ready to support a broad [...]
 
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    Cisco Blog » Security

  • Threat Spotlight: Dyre/Dyreza: An Analysis to Discover the DGA

    Talos Group
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    This post was authored by Alex Chiu & Angel Villegas . Overview Banking and sensitive financial information is a highly coveted target for attackers because of the high value and obvious financial implications.  In the past year, a large amount of attention has been centered on Point of Sale (PoS) malware due to its major role in the compromise of several retailers.  While PoS malware is a major concern, attackers have also realized that targeting individual end users is an effective method of harvesting other types [...]
  • Announcing the First Cisco IOS Software and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication

    Erin Float
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today, we released the first ever Cisco IOS Software and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication . As a reminder, Cisco discloses IOS vulnerabilities on a predictable schedule (on the fourth Wednesday of March and September each calendar year). In direct response to your feedback, we have also included a Cisco Security Advisory addressing vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS XE Software in this publication. We hope this timeline and additional “bundling” continues to allow your organization to plan and ensure resources are available to analyze, test, and remediate…
  • Threat Spotlight: The Imperiosus Curse –A Tool of the Dark Arts

    Talos Group
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Authors: William Largent , Jaeson Schultz , Craig Williams . Special thanks to Richard Harman for his contributions to this post. As consumers, we are constantly bombarded by advertising, especially on the World Wide Web. There is a lot of money to be made either pushing Internet traffic, or displaying ads to consumers. Total annual Internet advertising revenue from 2013 was over US $117bn, and will approach US $200bn by the year 2018 . The online advertising industry field is already awash with many players, each clamoring for a piece of the Internet advertising pie. [...]
  • Threat Spotlight: PoSeidon, A Deep Dive Into Point of Sale Malware

    Talos Group
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    This post was authored by Andrea Allievi , Ben Baker , Nick Biasini , JJ Cummings , Douglas Goddard , William Largent , Angel Villegas , and Alain Zidouemba   Cisco’s Security Solutions (CSS) consists of information security experts with a unique blend of law enforcement, enterprise security and technology security backgrounds. The team works directly with Cisco’s Talos Security Intelligence & Research Group to identify known and unknown threats, quantify and prioritize risk, and minimize future risk. When consumers make purchases from a retailer, the transaction is processed…
  • Research Spotlight: Exploiting Use-After-Free Vulnerabilities

    Talos Group
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    This blog post was authored by Earl Carter & Yves Younan . Talos is constantly researching the ways in which threat actors take advantage of security weaknesses to exploit systems. Yves Younan of Talos will be presenting at CanSecWest on Friday March 20th. The topic of his talk will be FreeSentry, a software-based mitigation technique developed by Talos to protect against exploitation of use-after-free vulnerabilities. Use-after-free vulnerabilities have become an important class of security problems due to the existence of mitigations that protect against other [...]
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    Cisco Blog » Partner

  • Partner Voices: Identity, Security and the Internet of Everything

    David Durham
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    As I often do with our Cisco Partner Voices blogs, this week’s entry is really more about me getting out of the way and letting the partner tell the story. I mean, after all, that’s what this whole series is about, right?
  • Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – March 27, 2015

    David Durham
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco Partner Ecosystem news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way.
  • Let’s Kick Off Cisco Partner Summit and Marketing Velocity

    David Durham
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Cisco Partner Summit and Cisco Marketing Velocity 2015 are coming up fast! The combination of these two events will create an unprecedented opportunity for sales and marketing professionals to interact in Montreal.
  • Listen Your Way to the Win

    Karin Surber
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Many people believe that big talkers make the best sales people. But actually, the best listeners prove to be the most successful not only in sales, but in any business profession.
  • Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – March 20, 2015

    David Durham
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco Partner Ecosystem news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way.
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    Cisco Blog » High Tech Policy

  • An Internet that spurs not strangles innovation

    Pastora Valero
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    The world we live in today is one where people, process, data and – increasingly – things are connected as never before. The Internet of EveryThing (IoE), is driving the most dynamic area of innovation, creating new business models, economic, social and environmental sustainability and also has fantastic potential to improve our quality of life. Just imagine: a blind man gaining independence because his once ordinary walking stick is able to communicate with his other senses through sensors, vibrations and [...]
  • Cisco Supports LEADS Act

    Eric Wenger
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    The world’s economy is increasingly interconnected. Continued economic growth stems from companies being able to move data freely across borders without being caught between conflicting legal requirements.  Governments also face challenges in their efforts to protect public safety when data needed to conduct lawful investigations are stored in the cloud. Internet users, in turn, expect that their email will receive protections that are equivalent to those afforded paper documents. Therefore, the challenge we face is to develop a modern, efficient, transparent mechanism that [...]
  • Cisco Statement on FCC Decision to Regulate the Internet

    Jeff Campbell
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:42 am
    “When the FCC Chairman’s office originally unveiled open Internet rules last year, Cisco cheered the proposal, because we support an open Internet and believe that balanced rules that protect consumers and prevent anti-competitive behavior are necessary and appropriate. Unfortunately, the rules adopted by the FCC today bear little resemblance to the original proposal. They impose far-reaching Title II regulation on Internet access and services. We believe this will inhibit investment in wired and wireless broadband and limit consumer choice in [...]
  • Statement of Mark Chandler on the IEEE Decision on Patent Clarifications

    Mark Chandler
    8 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    “Today’s decision by the IEEE Board of Directors is a significant victory for consumers and for those who want a reasonable and stable patent system that supports innovation. In making this decision, the IEEE supported those companies who are willing to both grant and receive licenses for patents required for use in IEEE standards on reasonable terms.  We congratulate the IEEE for resisting pressure from the few who wanted to use the patent system to force unreasonable costs on makers and users [...]
  • Statement of Mary Brown on new FCC Rules on 911

    Mary Brown
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    The FCC today unanimously adopted new rules that will require improved location data to be delivered to 911 call centers from wireless phones. This decision is an important step forward in generating a dispatchable address from wireless phones located indoors, helping ensure that first responders can reach victims as quickly as possible. When fully implemented, technologies like these will help save lives. But there is considerable work to be done, and Cisco will work with first responders, service providers, the FCC [...]
 
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    Cisco Blog » SP360: Service Provider

  • Click to Deploy Virtual HetNet Cuts Small Cell Deployment Time from Months to Minutes

    Mark Grayson
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    There was significant Small Cells buzz during last months Mobile World Congress, where Cisco announced a range of innovative products and solutions that can be used to accelerate the market adoption of small cells. In particular, I spoke at the Small Cell Forum’s Small Cell Zone were I described how Cisco is accelerating enterprise small cell deployments , through a combination of: driving an E2E enterprise architecture that is able to span single 50 sq.m teleworker installations through to 50,000 sq.m campus deployments cloud based Mobility IQ providing Wi-Fi and Small Cell network, user…
  • Technology as a Strategic Differentiator

    Khay Kid Chow
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    Commoditisation is a big word these days in the Service Provider business. The value of our services is being depreciated as our customers are exposed to growing choices offering comparable products. In this borderless economy, competition can come from the most unexpected sources. How are you using technology to give your customers a better experience? A number of ways technology changes the way we do things we do were showcased in the recent Cisco Live events. How would you put those to [...]
  • The Connected Bus Stop

    Brian Walsh
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    One of the well-received demonstrations that Cisco showed at MWC 2015 was: Cisco Internet of Everything: Solutions for SP Business Opportunity, aka the “Connected Bus Stop”. This demo prompted a lot of good discussion about what role Service Providers can play in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE). We summarized 4 areas for Service Providers to add value: Deliver Intelligent Connectivity over lower-cost, dynamically scalable virtualized networks Offer complete solutions and managed services in focused vertical segments [...]
  • Cisco’s Virtualized, Software-Only 4K Encoding Solution: The Secret Ingredient Winning in Customer “Bake-offs” Around the World

    Yvette Kanouff
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    If there’s one common element across the major television/video trade shows this year — the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, and likely those that follow, it’s the focus on “the rest of the ecosystem,” as it relates to 4K, Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TV. Meaning, the televisions are out there. Everything else is still catching up. With NAB coming up, and video picture quality a hot topic, I wanted to highlight what’s been going on with Cisco’s 4K encoder work , as [...]
  • Increasing Mobile Network Efficiency with Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi)

    Jim O'Leary
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Have you ever walked into the office or perhaps an area in your home with your mobile phone and tried to make a call, only to have poor LTE/4G/3G signal strength keep your call from connecting? What did you do? Well if you’re like me, you probably wanted to throw your phone and revert back to the reliable, old land line. What if, instead of relying on the signal strength of your mobile service provider , you were to make voice calls [...]
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  • Federated ACI Fabrics for Dual Data Center Deployments – A Disaster Recovery ACI use-case

    Ravi Balakrishnan
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    Wins, Accomplishments, Fast Action, welcome to the world of Cisco ACI . In this blog, I want to take you closer to the core of ACI excitement. Cisco Insieme Business Unit and Cisco’s premier Partner, World Wide Technology Inc ( WWT ) have come together in developing an ACI based Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) solution for the next generation Data Centers. This blog specifically addresses the Disaster Recovery ACI use case implemented in WWT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC). I will present highlights [...]
  • Announcing the new Data Center and Cloud Community!

    Melanie Kraintz
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    It’s finally here- the new Data Center and Cloud community framework has launched!  We created new content spaces for Compute and Storage, Software Defined Networks, Data Center and Networking, and OpenStack and OpenSource Software. Why Community? Top Three Reasons Just in case you didn’t know why you should be a part of the community, here are three reasons why you should visit today… 1) You will be with a group of like-minded people with similar goals. The Cisco Data Center & Cloud Community is designed for [...]
  • Deliver Services at Internet Speed

    Joann Starke
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    How quickly can your organization stand-up a new application or deploy new services?  Most customers tell me, “not fast enough!”   I am clearly hearing from them that the new standard expectation across the organization is to receive precise data center resources in “internet time,” easily and definitely on-demand. But customers are not the only ones affected by these new expectation standards.  Application developers also expect to receive the resources they need to support their efforts within one hour — [...]
  • Now is the Time to Migrate from RISC/UNIX to Cisco UCS

    Tim Stack
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Why is now the time to migrated from your proprietary RISC/UNIX platform to Cisco UCS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux . There are several reasons: Technology transitions are driving new demands on data center and IT infrastructure. These new applications and computing models have standardized on x86 architecture while aging RISC/UNIX infrastructure doesn’t provide the performance or the flexibility required to support the needs of the business. IT departments may also be experiencing the pain of RISC/UNIX maintenance and software licensing costs while their [...]
  • Active SLAs – New Approach for Multi-sourcing Governance

    Jim McDonnell
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Last month, I attended the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Outourcing World Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. I had the chance to glean fresh insights from industry-leading practitioners and get a global view from sourcing executives. Though there has been an evolution in the outsourcing industry, one thing has not changed: outsourcing is a winning strategy. In the recent study from IAOP & Information Services Group (ISG) Annual State of the Industry 1 presented at the event, it stated that “Multi-sourcing as an outsourcing approach increased by 75% [...]
 
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