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  • VIDEO: Myth-busting: White-box Switches are No Bargain

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    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
  • VIDEO: Myth-busting: White-box Switches are No Bargain

    News@Cisco: News and Press Releases
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
  • VIDEO: Myth-busting: White-box Switches are No Bargain

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    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
  • The Internet of Everything and your Contact Center

    Cisco Blog » Inside Cisco IT
    Rob Maynard
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    The Internet of Everything (IOE) is a hot topic in the technology world. It has become a common theme that is getting press everywhere as CIOs look to move their respective companies into the future and stay ahead of the competition. Presently technology allows you to connect everything from your refrigerator, your car, your TV, even connect your pet cat (well maybe not yet) – to the IOE. A lot of bandwidth and expertise on the back end will be [...]
  • How to Dress for the Camera

    Cisco Blog » Cisco Interaction Network
    Robb Boyd
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    What should I wear on your video? We get this question all the time. As much as camera technology has advanced over time, there are still some important things to understand about how light is processed through a lens and what your choice of attire can do to mess it up. Our eyes are still better at adjusting to many things than a camera is. The color and the patterns we see will look different through the lens. When it comes to TV, you really want to dress for the camera to look your best. Some people worry too much - but it is good to have a little knowledge as to WHY we are asking you not…
 
 
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  • The Internet of Everything and your Contact Center

    Rob Maynard
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    The Internet of Everything (IOE) is a hot topic in the technology world. It has become a common theme that is getting press everywhere as CIOs look to move their respective companies into the future and stay ahead of the competition. Presently technology allows you to connect everything from your refrigerator, your car, your TV, even connect your pet cat (well maybe not yet) – to the IOE. A lot of bandwidth and expertise on the back end will be [...]
  • ACI and CITEIS Fortify the Cloud-Enabled Data Center

    Michael Myers
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    In July 2014, Cisco IT turned on the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric for the first time in our San Jose engineering data center . Since then, we’ve been busy building out the ACI fabric in our U.S. production centers and beginning the process of migrating workloads. In phases, we’ll migrate our global infrastructure footprint to ACI within two years. Running on our internal cloud platform called Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services (CITEIS), ACI provides flexibility and elasticity across the data center that wasn’t possible [...]
  • How Cisco IT is Moving to Integrated Network Management

    Mohit Agrawal
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Do you recognize this situation? The network is growing and becoming more complex, but it is managed by a collection of narrowly focused management tools that can’t keep up. This is the situation we faced in Cisco IT. Our previous network management systems were a mixed bag: A few Cisco products here, a few third-party products there, along with many homegrown scripts for “special” network elements and management tasks.// For the most part, these tools weren’t integrated. For example, we [...]
  • My Week at CiscoLive! Melbourne 2015

    Evan Parthenis
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:01 am
    One of my favorite events on the calendar is always Cisco Live in Melbourne, and after the record-breaking event last year, I went in with high expectations. From the moment Chuck Robbins stepped onstage for the opening keynote I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed.// Chuck proudly announced that Cisco is opening a $15 million ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE) innovation center in Australia. The center will bring together industry partners, researchers, developers, start-ups, universities and government to develop proof of concepts [...]
  • 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 [...]
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  • How to Dress for the Camera

    Robb Boyd
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    What should I wear on your video? We get this question all the time. As much as camera technology has advanced over time, there are still some important things to understand about how light is processed through a lens and what your choice of attire can do to mess it up. Our eyes are still better at adjusting to many things than a camera is. The color and the patterns we see will look different through the lens. When it comes to TV, you really want to dress for the camera to look your best. Some people worry too much - but it is good to have a little knowledge as to WHY we are asking you not…
  • Tour the Cisco Allen Data Center

    Robb Boyd
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    I had been looking forward to revisiting one of my favorite data center’s.   We had done this first back in 2011 and that video continues to do pretty well. We had a chance to go back this year and one of the first things I noticed when we returned…it was filling up.  All the open floor space we shot the open for in 2011 was now filled and their were crews still pulling in fresh cable, racking new equipment and more. It was a busy place all night long.   (Watch the full tour) [...]
  • Inside Meraki and Cloud Networking

    Robb Boyd
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    “If it seems to good to be true…” In this statement lies the central problem to a couple of guys with a career in networking: Meraki does some beautifully complex things…but in a deceivingly simple wrapper.
  • Smarter Routers for the Intelligent WAN

    Robb Boyd
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    I really don’t envy the Cisco ISR team. It is really tough to be a leader and still out perform yourselves on a consistent basis.  One could argue there is nowhere to go but down.  I think is cool that TechWiseTV has been around long enough to chronicle the changes over time.  Heck, many of our favorite engineers have been around the entire time as well..that gives us the unique ability to tell a story that can both respect and [...]
  • Explore Cisco TAC

    Robb Boyd
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Just another Call Center? Initially, I was not too excited about doing  a show on TAC, Cisco’s Technical Assistance Center.   This topic has been requested in various forms throughout the years and for whatever reason, we just never took the time to do it right.  Until now.   – Watch the entire Show Right Now – Cool thing about TAC as a subject for us? It is TECH Reality.  This really can’t be a marketing show as they deal with deployments.  As much as I could now make an argument for why they should be a [...]
 
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    Cisco Blog » Connected Life Exchange

  • How to Build a Strong Service Provider Business

    Matt Reath
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    The world of the service provider, specifically for cable and telco providers, is becoming an ever-changing environment. Previous funding models, like USF and ConnectAmerica, are in flux. Customer demands are shifting from lower bandwidth consuming web browsing to immersive video, cloud services, the Internet of Things, and other bandwidth intensive applications. These changes, if not planned for and adapted to, can weaken service provider operations and customer satisfaction. Developing a strong service provider business that can pace itself with these [...]
  • Is Big Data the Eyeballs of the Dot-Com Era?

    Stuart Taylor
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:13 am
    Remember the halcyon days of the Dot-Com era? A frothy stock market, venture capital money flowing like water and famous sock puppets characterized the exuberance of the day. One company (Boo.com) spent $188 million in just six months to create an online fashion store. And 16 start-ups spent over $2 million each for a 30 second advertising slot during Superbowl XXXIV to crow of their existence. But, all of the money didn’t matter – the mantra was all about capturing [...]
  • Is the Internet of Things the New Dot-Com Era?

    Stuart Taylor
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Fifteen to twenty years ago we were in the middle of another frothy, technology-hyped revolution — the Dot-Com era. Mass adoption of the Internet promised radical changes in business and our everyday life and a new social and economic Utopia. In those halcyon days, stock prices were on a tear, venture capital money flowed like water, and countless start-ups greedily chased the pot of gold. Could the most recent technology revolution, the Internet of Things, be another Dot-Com experience? Like [...]
  • 10 Predictions for the Future of Wi-Fi and Mobility

    Stuart Taylor
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    The close of every year brings startling headlines that herald the continued meteoric rise of mobility. This past year was no exception. The 2014 announcement that there are now more mobile subscribers than inhabitants on the planet exemplified the mobile zeitgeist and its importance in our daily lives. But, the big mobile news in 2014 was around Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi continues to blanket the world, with iPass estimating that the number of public hotspots will increase almost 8-fold over the next [...]
  • Making the Most of the Cloud and Enabling New Capabilities

    Ying Shen
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    Cloud computing has been an important aspect of IT departments for several years but it wasn’t until the past decade that cloud computing started to develop and evolve to include private, public and hybrid cloud solutions. The capability and agility of the cloud has forced this rapid evolution. Cloud is transforming businesses of all sizes, from small and midsized businesses to larger organizations – a trend that’s showing no signs of slowing down. So what does the evolution of cloud [...]
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    Cisco Blog » High Performance Computing Networking

  • usNIC inside Linux containers

    Christian Benvenuti
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Linux containers, as a lighter virtualization alternative to virtual machines, are gaining momentum. The High Performance Computing (HPC) community is eyeing Linux containers with interest, hoping that they can provide the isolation and configurability of Virtual Machines, but without the performance penalties. In this article, I will show a simple example of libvirt -based container configuration in which I assign the container one of the ultra-low latency ( usNIC ) enabled Ethernet interfaces available in the host. This allows bare-metal performance of [...]
  • A supercomputer in your browser

    Jeff Squyres
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Cisco is pleased to announce the “Supercomputer in your browser” (SiYB) project, designed to bring the rich High Performance Computing (HPC) ecosystem to the world’s most popular software: web browsers. The free SiYB software is a web browser plugin that is easily installed on any desktop or laptop computer running Windows, OS X, or Linux. “I’ve been working in the HPC ecosystem for over 25 years, ” says Rich Brueckner , president of insideHPC Media , “This is the most innovative, wide-reaching initiative I’ve seen [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    Cisco Blog » Digital and Social

  • Focus Magazine Explores the Future of Energy

    Kirsten Chiala
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:05 pm
    If you could look into the future and get information about when your car might break down, or your water heater leak, you would probably find it very helpful. The information would allow you to take care of any potential problems before they actually develop. Many industries are now taking advantage of this kind of predictive knowledge, made possible by sensor technology, which allows for remote monitoring of assets. We see it in mining, oil and gas, and the utility [...]
  • What Makes Engaging B2B Social Content

    Ana Alessandra
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Why do you login to your various social media accounts? Is it to be entertained by videos and images? Catch up on the latest news in your industry? Engage with colleagues? My hunch says you do all of the above. Nobody has time to sift through every piece of content on social media though. We quickly scroll through our feeds, bypassing updates that do not grab our attention. So how do we as social marketers create content that is not [...]
  • New #SocialRoundup: #CiscoChat Heats Up

    Autumn Truong
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    Welcome to our latest #SocialRoundup blog series about new social media efforts and best practices. Today, we want to highlight #CiscoChat , our new social media chat program that has been picking up steam recently. The concept was simple: create a standard method for our customers, partners, influencers and employees to engage with Cisco and each other in real time through a single hashtag. We’ve held three chats to-date, involving hundreds of participants and resulting in nearly 20 million impressions. And we’ve [...]
  • Cultivating Engagement and Innovation: The History of Cisco’s April Fools’ Patent Contest

    David McCulloch
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    A Q&A with Cisco Vice President of Intellectual Property, Dan Lang According to a report from global recruitment firm WilsonHCG, tech companies are the most successful among the Fortune 500 at  finding and recruiting top employees. What’s more telling, within the tech industry, the competition for top talent – especially top engineers – is fierce. The ability to illustrate how employees are able to work on creative, innovative projects alongside inspiring colleagues and managers truly sets a company apart. Thankfully for [...]
  • Feed Your April 1st Appetite with These Retro Cisco.com Pages

    Martin Hardee
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    It’s fun seeing some of the quirky examples of home pages on web sites today, including Amazon’s retro “April 1, 1999″ page. I can’t think of a time we’ve ever done anything like that on Cisco.com, mainly because we don’t want to distract customers from the jobs they’re coming to do with us.  But, if you are craving some old school Cisco.com pages, here are a few: 1992: Cisco Information Online (CIO) – Telnet/Modem Only: 1994: Cisco Information Online Web Site: [...]
 
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  • Cisco at EMC World: Stop, Win and Save

    Bruno Messina
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Cisco booth 221 at EMC World 2015 : Stop, Win, and Save (SWS) I’m looking forward to EMC World 2015 at the Venetian in Las Vegas where thousands of attendees will meet and learn about the latest in storage, networking, and solutions.  To that end of learning more,  this year it is easier and more rewarding than ever to engage with Cisco at EMC World. Just drop by our booth or attend a Cisco breakout session, learn about our latest products, technologies, and solutions, and win great prizes. Stop [...]
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Building Your Big Data

    Raghunath Nambiar
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    One of the most exciting, yet challenging opportunities companies face today is related to data. Every year, they have to deal with about 40% more data than the year before. At this rate, by 2020, there will be 40 zettabytes of data in the world (40 trillion gigabytes) – that is 5,200 GB of data for every person on the planet Earth. If these volumes were not enough to make you dizzy, think about the variety of sources and format [...]
  • Opening the Door for Partners to Capture New Opportunities in Software and Cloud

    Steve Benvenuto
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Be Bold. That was the message that kicked off Cisco Partner Summit in fabulous Montreal. Our fearless leader John Chambers talked about Cisco’s bold ambitions to capture the unparalleled market opportunities created by digitization and the Internet of Everything. Then Bruce Klein outlined our bold vision of rallying a broad ecosystem of partners to capture these opportunities together. Cisco’s bold visions aren’t just talk. As Henry Fold once warned: “Vision without execution is just hallucination.” We’re igniting the Cisco Partner Ecosystem around software and cloud. [...]
  • Cisco Partner Summit 2015 – Be Bold, Be Innovative, Be Profitable

    Bruce Klein
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Bonjour de Montréal! I’m excited to officially kick off Cisco Partner Summit 2015. I just stepped off the stage at the Palais des Congrès where John Chambers and I spent the past hour updating our 2,200 partners here on the ground and 7,500 virtual attendees on our partner initiatives for the year to come. But it’s impossible for us to look forward without first taking a look back. In the past year, you’ve heard me talk a lot about the [...]
  • The Rise in Healthcare Cybercrime

    Richard Staynings
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    January this year witnessed the largest healthcare breach to date in which the personal records of 80 million individuals were compromised. It also marked an apparent change in focus from attacks on delivery organizations to healthcare payers. Last week two additional health insurers reported that they too had been hacked, resulting in the possible compromise of a further 11.25 million personal records. In a period of less than 3 months, the US has seen over 91 million records and personal [...]
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    Cisco Blog » Education

  • Internet2: The Next Big Thing Awaits

    Dan Kent
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In order to push the boundaries of research we must turn to innovative technology. And since much of research is being fueled by academic organizations, Cisco is making an investment in our partners and in higher education. This month in Washington, D.C. the brightest minds in technology will gather for the second annual Internet2 Global Summit , a meeting that brings the scientific and academic communities together to explore the synergy between research and scholarship. The 2015 meeting will focus on collaborative innovations [...]
  • Building an Agile, High-Performing Workforce for the Workplace of the Future

    Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Technology continues to evolve at a break-neck pace, and our definition of the workplace — and how we work with our customers, partners and stakeholders — has expanded beyond the four walls of an office building. The adoption of mobile devices and cloud-based services has created an anytime, anywhere work culture. At the same time, global competition is at its greatest level, and organizations must re-evaluate how they can remain competitive and market relevant in this rigorous environment. The need [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    Cisco Blog » Government

  • Remember, It’s Just a Meeting

    Matthew G. Schneider
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Driving the discussion of collaboration. Today, the federal government is still heavily involved in placing people on an airplane and flying key decision makers across the world to meet in person. While face-to-face interactions are important, long-term productivity requires the flexibility and capabilities to facilitate immediate, impromptu meetings without technological restrictions. The fact is, being tethered to a desk or having to rely on transportation and conflicting time zones significantly impact communications. Further, amid shrinking budgets and fewer resources, agencies [...]
  • Driving Conversations on Cybersecurity in the Public Sector

    Peter Romness
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Just like private businesses, public sector organizations are taking advantage of today’s “boundless” infrastructures. They also face the same challenging reality when implementing those networks: a threat to data security. For public sector, the stakes are especially high. The proliferation of hackers, inevitable human errors, bring-your-own-device initiatives and the ever-broadening need to share information weigh heavily on government and education organizations, and consume substantial resources. Against this backdrop, it’s more important than ever to be constantly discussing and…
  • Congratulations FCW Federal 100 Award Winners

    Patrick Finn
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Earlier this month, FCW announced the 2015 winners of its prestigious Federal 100 Awards. In its 26th year, the Fed 100 program has evolved to become one of the most recognizable achievements in the federal IT market. These awards honor individuals from government, industry and academia who have had a significant impact on how federal agencies leverage technology systems and services. Winners are selected for their progressive efforts and demonstrating innovative thinking in the federal IT community. In short, these are the [...]
  • Beyond the Internet of Things (IoT): A Commentary

    Alan Balutis
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    Shawn McCarthy, Research Director at IDC Government recently penned an insightful blog on IoT. Titled “ Beyond the Internet of Things: How Convergence Can Help Governments Support Their Rising Tide of New Devices ,” the blog notes with more devices producing more data, government agencies have been working to add more storage, security, network bandwidth, and systems management tools. David Bray, the innovative, young Chief Information Officer at the Federal Communications Commission, has noted this exponential change. In a recent interview , Bray estimates that from the current 7 billion…
  • Beyond the Internet of Things: How Convergence Can Help Governments Support Their Rising Tide of New Devices

    Shawn P. McCathy
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    The accelerated growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) already has created a cascade of changes across public sector. With more devices producing more data (and demanding more IT services), government agencies have been working to add more storage, security, increase network bandwidth and system management tools – all while supporting a growing range of applications which let them take advantage of their mountain of new data. In order to truly take advantage of a growing variety of available solutions, many agencies still [...]
 
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    Cisco Blog » Manufacturing

  • We’re Ready to Obsolete Product Recalls: Are You?

    Chet Namboodri
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    “Product Recall.” Just these two words are enough to strike fear in the heart of a manufacturer.  As John Kern points out in his blog,  The Internet of Everything Will Help Solve Problems That Lead To Recalls , “Product recalls can be a headache for customers and consumers, but a financial nightmare for manufacturers.” Not only are longer-term corporate reputations and brand promises deflated, but even more insidious, shorter-term litigation and financial liabilities become a daily reality for industrial companies facing recalls. Issues like the…
  • Manufacturing Customer IoE/IoT Globe Trotting: Part 1

    Chet Namboodri
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    From my home in North Carolina to San Diego, to Atlanta and all the way to Greater China—Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taipei—throughout April, I am presenting at several Manufacturing industry, Supply Chain executive, and Internet of Things (IoT) regional events, along with visiting all types of manufacturing customers. Earlier this month, I was at a customer advisory where we met with industrial thought leaders eager to share experiences (see Tony Shakib’s blog, “ The Digital Factory: Real Solutions and Real Outcomes ”). In the meantime, several of my colleagues [...]
  • Beyond the Theory of IoT: Real Solutions and Answers

    Kevin Davenport
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    At this year’s   Hannover Messe International (HMI), the world’s largest industrial fair, it was more about how industrial companies are leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to evolve Industry 4.0 from theory to practice. The Internet of Things was everywhere at this show.  Almost every vendor on the show floor had an IoT message, in addition there were numerous  keynotes and panel discussions centered around IoT.    There was a lot of excitement around Industrie 4.0, which facilitates the vision for a smart, digital factory enabled by IoT. Cisco’s [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    Cisco Blog » The Platform

  • Cisco Partner Summit 2015 – Be Bold, Be Innovative, Be Profitable

    Bruce Klein
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Bonjour de Montréal! I’m excited to officially kick off Cisco Partner Summit 2015. I just stepped off the stage at the Palais des Congrès where John Chambers and I spent the past hour updating our 2,200 partners here on the ground and 7,500 virtual attendees on our partner initiatives for the year to come. But it’s impossible for us to look forward without first taking a look back. In the past year, you’ve heard me talk a lot about the [...]
  • No Inclusive Growth Without Women and Girls in ICT

    Robert Pepper
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Last week we partnered with the WEF in launching the 2015 Global Information Technology Report highlighting the importance of closing the gender gap in ICT to ensure everybody benefits from ICTs. Today as we celebrate the  ITU’s Girl in ICT day all around the world, we recognize the challenge in front of us: fewer women and girls than men and boys use mobile phones and the Internet, fewer girls have shown interest in ICT careers, and fewer women currently hold positions in this industry. Some of the statistics are [...]
  • Myth-busting: White-box Switches are No Bargain

    Rob Lloyd
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
    In the last episode of our myth-busting series, Cisco SDN expert Frank D’Agostino and I are debunking the myth of the bargain priced white-box switch. White boxes aren’t a new subject in the market, but customers are just now starting to evaluate them for return on investment. So, where to start? When considering a white-box deployment, it is crucial to do all of the math. You must consider both the capital costs and the ongoing operational costs of this type [...]
  • Should women consider a career in cybersecurity? Absolutely!

    Monique Morrow
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    With the United Nations’ International Girls in ICT day fast approaching on April 23rd, this is a great opportunity to discuss how we can get young women involved in careers in technology. Cybersecurity is an ever-present issue with companies and individuals suffering attacks daily. At Cisco, we believe that protection from threats does not rely on a single technology or solution, it incorporates both the processes and of course, the people. It is predicted that by 2017, an additional two million security professionals will be needed, but what many young people – particularly women [...]
  • Myth-busting: Is Cisco’s Approach to SDN Open?

    Rob Lloyd
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    In our continuing myth-busting series, Cisco SDN expert Frank D’Agostino and I are debunking trendy technology myths around SDN. The more I speak to customers these days, the more I hear them talk about open. Customers want an infrastructure that is programmable and based on open standards. They want rapid feature integration and network automation. And they’re looking to take advantage of third-party tools and existing assets, and integrate them efficiently and cost-effectively into a modern network. To address these [...]
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    Cisco Blog » Inclusion and Diversity

  • #RedefineCommunity with Cisco Empowered Women’s Network Social Media Contest

    Rehana Rehman
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Guest Blog written by Carissa Lada, Customer Support Engineer Here at Cisco, it’s easy to understand the importance of technology. We can connect with people around the world, do our jobs more efficiently, and create innovative solutions that have never been seen before. Technology also gives us the ability to change the world in unprecedented ways.   The best part is that we know there are incredible people out in our community making a difference and embodying Cisco’s mission to change the [...]
  • Join The Internet of Women@Cisco and Invent Together!

    Liz Centoni
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Inspire and connect women, celebrate achievements, encourage more women into technical and leadership roles, recruit men to be advocates for women, make a measurable difference. We can’t wait for the day when we don’t have to talk about it anymore. Until then we want to do more and say less. Because, gender equality: its not just good business, its good for business. At Cisco, we are not sitting around and waiting. We are casting a wide net by looking at [...]
  • Carpe diem – Seize the day! Inspiration from everyday heroes of CEWN

    Rehana Rehman
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Guest Blog and Interview by Anuja Singh Welcome to our monthly Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (CEWN) segment about role models. We all make resolutions and set goals to improve ourselves– but somewhere along the way, life interrupts our plans, we find ourselves juggling different priorities and invariably things get dropped. In this segment, you’ll find inspiration from ordinary people who have achieved extraordinary results. Everyone featured in this series has faced challenges and opportunities that the rest of us can identify [...]
  • 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…
 
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  • Bringing Up a New Branch Site the Easy Way with Prime Infrastructure – Part 5

    Steven Song
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last week, I concentrated on how to use Cisco Prime Infrastructure to do troubleshooting for your network. Today, as the 5th and final post of my 5-part blog series, I’ll look at how to maintain network health for your branch site users with Prime. As a quick recap, here’s my blog series on how to set up networking with Prime for a new branch site. WAN deployment – blog 1 Converged wired and wireless  – blog 2 Application performance – blog 3 Troubleshooting – blog 4 Network health – blog 5 (this blog)   As designed, you have successfully brought up your new [...]
  • Cisco Intelligent WAN with Akamai Connect At Interop

    Lorenz Jakober
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Interop is just around the corner. I am sure there will be plenty of thought provoking content about how to transform IT, compelling demos, and SDN everywhere. But let’s not forget the reality of most IT organizations today. The majority face the fact that digital innovation is overwhelming their enterprise network. Everything from internal and external Web apps, SaaS, HD video, software updates, mobile apps and even digital signage are traversing the network eating up valuable bandwidth. Analysts even predict [...]
  • Bringing Up a New Branch Site the Easy Way with Prime Infrastructure – Part 4

    Steven Song
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last week, I went through application assurance with Cisco Prime Infrastructure . Today, as the 4th post of a 5-part blog series, I’ll go into troubleshooting for your branch site with Prime. Again, as a quick recap, here’s my blog series on how to set up networking with Prime for a new branch site. WAN deployment – blog 1 Converged wired and wireless  – blog 2 Application performance – blog 3 Troubleshooting – (this blog) Network health – blog 5   By now, your new branch site is in perfect condition with Cisco IWAN, wired and wireless Converged Access, [...]
  • Bringing Up a New Branch Site the Easy Way with Prime Infrastructure – Part 3

    Steven Song
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last week, I discussed with you how to set up and managed converged wired and wireless access with Cisco Prime Infrastructure . Here, as the 3rd post of our 5-part blog series, I’ll focus on how to ensure application performance for your branch site users with Prime. Again, here’s my blog series plan on how to set up networking with Prime for a new branch site. WAN deployment – blog 1 Converged wired and wireless  – blog 2 Application performance – blog 3 (This blog) Troubleshooting – blog 4 Network health – blog 5 [...]
  • Converged Access now available on Catalyst 4500E!

    Alexey Zaytsev
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    Catalyst 4500E Supervisor 8-E now supports Converged Access with the IOS XE 3.7 release. The Supervisor 8-E is the latest generation high performance supervisor for Catalyst4500E and provides cutting edge features such as Service Discovery Gateway and support for SDN Openflow in addition to Converged Access and industry leading scale and performance. Miercom recently tested the performance of Supervisor 8-E and the report can be downloaded here . Since its launch, the Supervisor 8-E has become the highest selling supervisor in [...]
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  • How and Where Will You Work in the Future?

    Marcus Gallo
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    My previous blog post considered enterprise agility and our individual responsibility to take some level of ownership by being more present and connected. This week at UC Expo in London I met many industry colleagues, and it sparked off some interesting conversations. Two themes emerged that made me think about what work might look like in ten years time: 1) Balancing artisan creativity with the art of making money We agreed that the mass-market appeal and adoption of some technologies and devices have lead [...]
  • “Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza” Customer Experience and Cisco Context Service

    Zack Taylor
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Due to a middle school crush, I became a fan of Elton John during the most prolific point in his career, releasing a series of records I still enjoy today. Always looking to impress, I’d listen to the albums again and again looking to memorize the lyrics if the chance for a sing-along ever presented itself.  If a verse was hard to understand, I’d take my best shot, which occasionally produced comic results. Little did I realize there’s a cottage industry of [...]
  • What to Know: Virtual Face-to-Face Engagements for Midsize Business

    Craig Smythe
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Have you ever imaged what your company would look like if you only employed the best and the brightest employees? Midsize business leaders, just like enterprise companies, need to recruit and retain the most capable employees. They recognize that because today’s talent is on the move, the best employees may not be local. There is a new understanding for midsize organizations: To remain competitive, they need new ways to support engaging face-to-face virtual interactions. Midmarket organizations also recognize that as [...]
  • Collaboration Technologies Can Help Reduce Travel Costs Without Reducing Relationships

    Aleisha Render
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Did you know these corporate travel facts? On average, companies spent more than 10% of their total annual budget on expenses related to business travel in 2014, according to Aberdeen . Non-compliance with corporate travel policies is a top-three challenge for 57% of executives surveyed by Travelport . Nearly 85% of respondents to the Travelport survey say rising airfares and hotel rates have negatively affected their corporate travel programs. One of my favorite things in life is to travel and to explore [...]
  • Cisco and VBrick – Enhancing Enterprise Webcasting for Cisco Collaboration Customers

    Thomas Wyatt
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Over the past five years, we’ve seen an incredible shift in the way that organizations all over the world are using video every day. From an engineering team conducting their weekly meeting from multiple locations around the globe, to an employee being able to join an all-hands meeting from an iPad while on their balcony in Beijing, video has become a critical part of the workplace. And it’s not just real-time video; more and more employees are demanding ways to [...]
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  • Cisco at EMC World: Stop, Win and Save

    Bruno Messina
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Cisco booth 221 at EMC World 2015 : Stop, Win, and Save (SWS) I’m looking forward to EMC World 2015 at the Venetian in Las Vegas where thousands of attendees will meet and learn about the latest in storage, networking, and solutions.  To that end of learning more,  this year it is easier and more rewarding than ever to engage with Cisco at EMC World. Just drop by our booth or attend a Cisco breakout session, learn about our latest products, technologies, and solutions, and win great prizes. Stop [...]
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Building Your Big Data

    Raghunath Nambiar
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    One of the most exciting, yet challenging opportunities companies face today is related to data. Every year, they have to deal with about 40% more data than the year before. At this rate, by 2020, there will be 40 zettabytes of data in the world (40 trillion gigabytes) – that is 5,200 GB of data for every person on the planet Earth. If these volumes were not enough to make you dizzy, think about the variety of sources and format [...]
  • Cisco at OpenStack Summit, Vancouver

    Lora O'Haver
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    It’s that time again. The champions of OpenStack are gearing up for the next Summit: May 18-22 in Vancouver, where Cisco is a Premier Sponsor and our objective is to demonstrate the depth of our commitment to OpenStack as developers, operators, and users. This is only my third Summit, but I’m noticing some changes here in our preparations at Cisco. For one thing, our engineers are presenting nearly 30 sessions—more than triple the last Summit. That makes sense if you [...]
  • Bringing Clouds to the Sunshine State

    Colleen Murphy
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Cisco is bringing Clouds to the Sunshine state, but we won’t let it rain on our parade. Cisco is heading to the Sunshine state for the annual  SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference , May 5–7, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and our bench is packed this year.  We will showcase how Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) enables application data center managers to quickly meet ever-increasing business demands and take advantage of the world of many Clouds + Integrated Infrastructure and Internet of [...]
  • Cisco UCS Mini and EMC Storage

    Bill Shields
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    On the way to tradeshow week (May 4th), I decided to do a brief blog series on UCS Mini tied to these shows. I’ve covered Microsoft Ignite and SAPPHIRE NOW in the past two weeks. Last up, EMC World in Las Vegas . Going back to the initial release of UCS, EMC storage has been supported. UCS Mini is no exception! While any UCS Mini blade solution can be used for your applications, sometimes local storage just isn’t enough. We have two Cisco solutions for VSPEX featuring UCS [...]
 
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  • What is 802.11r? Why is this Important?

    Allen Huotari
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    In this short series of blogs, we’re spending some time looking at the lesser known but undeservedly underappreciated amendments to 802.11 and the features/benefits they provide. The first blog explained the basics of 802.11k “WLAN Radio Measurements” and specifically zoomed in on the Neighbor Request/Report. This blog will focus on the 802.11r amendment. Fast BSS Transition (802.11r) Fast BSS Transition (often abbreviated to Fast Transition or FT) describes mechanisms by which a mobile device can reestablish existing security and/or QoS parameters prior to reassociating to a new AP.
  • Creating a new guest Wi-Fi experience with CMX Connect

    Bao Nguyen
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Guest Wi-Fi has become a must-have, not a nice-to-have requirement for our customers.  Today, let’s talk about building customer engagement through guest Wi-Fi and how CMX Connect creates a new guest Wi-Fi experience. We also have a special offer to share if you’re interested in trying out CMX (Connected Mobile Experiences) Connect. Offering Guest Wi-Fi is a No-Brainer Have you ever found yourself constantly checking emails on your phone, whether you are in the supermarket, a sport stadium or your [...]
  • Cisco Wireless enables RSL Care customers to stay connected indoors and outdoors

    Jeevan Patil
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    RSL Care is one of Australia’s largest providers of retirement living, community care and aged care services with more than 28 communities throughout Queensland and New South Wales. This not-for-profit organization offers high quality Homecare, Retirement Living and Residential Aged Care services. In the words of the award-winning CEO of RSL Care: “We are focusing on guiding our customers to make the most out of life through wellbeing and independence”. We talked to Ian Youngson, the Manager of IS Operations, to understand [...]
  • Why the 802.11k and Neighbor Report are Important?

    Allen Huotari
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    A lot of air time (pun intended) has been provided for the PHYsical layer amendments to the 802.11 standard. These would include 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11ad, and others. These amendments tend to get a lot of publicity because they have increased the speed/throughput of 802.11 over the years (from 1-2 Mbps in 1997 for the original 802.11 spec to “gigabit” in 2013 with the 11ac and 11ad amendments). But what about those amendments that simply aren’t as “sexy” and provide only [...]
  • The Cisco Hyperlocation Module: Best of Interop Awards Finalist

    Bill Rubino
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:14 am
    We are thrilled about the innovative work we’re doing to provide better location-based services for our customer. Our latest innovation, The Cisco Hyperlocation Module, has been selected by UBM as a Best of Interop finalist for the Mobility/Wireless category! It’s an honor to be recognized for our innovation and technological advancements in wireless, and we wanted to share a bit more about our submission with you. What is the Cisco Hyperlocation Modules? Understanding customer behavior is a key asset for any business. Indoor location-based [...]
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  • The Rise in Healthcare Cybercrime

    Richard Staynings
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    January this year witnessed the largest healthcare breach to date in which the personal records of 80 million individuals were compromised. It also marked an apparent change in focus from attacks on delivery organizations to healthcare payers. Last week two additional health insurers reported that they too had been hacked, resulting in the possible compromise of a further 11.25 million personal records. In a period of less than 3 months, the US has seen over 91 million records and personal [...]
  • Threat Spotlight: TeslaCrypt – Decrypt It Yourself

    Talos Group
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    This post was authored by: Andrea Allievi , Earl Carter & Emmanuel Tacheau After the takedown of Cryptolocker, we have seen the rise of Cryptowall. Cryptowall 2 introduced “features” such as advanced anti-debugging techniques, only to have many of those features removed in Cryptowall 3. Ransomware is becoming an extremely lucrative business, leading to many variants and campaigns targeting even localized regions in their own specific languages. Although it is possible that these multiple variants are sponsored by the same threat actor, the most likely conclusion [...]
  • Best Practices: Device Hardening and Recommendations

    Russ Smoak
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    On April 13th, 2015, Cisco PSIRT was made aware of multiple instances of customer disruption in a specific region caused by a denial of service attack against Cisco devices. We responded quickly to support speedy restoration for our customers. Our ongoing investigation has shown that the storage of some Cisco devices was erased, removing both the Cisco IOS and device configuration from the non-volatile RAM. Once rebooted, these devices became non-operational, affecting connectivity to the global Internet. Cisco PSIRT, together [...]
  • Industry Recognition for Security Excellence

    Anthony Grieco
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cybersecurity is a company-wide initiative. It touches every line of business, the technology, the fabric of the organization, its culture, brand and reputation. Customers are telling us that their most important issues are security and assuring the integrity of the products and data in their networks. In light of the heightened potential for cyber threats, trust is more important than ever throughout the entire IT industry. A trustworthy product requires that security be integrated throughout the product lifecycle based on a [...]
  • Hardening the Cisco TelePresence DX Systems

    Scott Bradley
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Cisco TelePresence Hardening Guide has been updated, adding the DX70 , DX80 , and DX650 models. The Cisco DX Series run the Google Android operating system, which has special considerations for security. The updates cover security areas related to: Access to the Google Play store and 3rd party apps Remote access to the device Simple versus Enhanced mode Syncing the system to external accounts Serial and console access Bluetooth considerations The hardening guide can be found at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/security/intelligence/TP_Harden_Guide_wp.html Give it a read…
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  • Opening the Door for Partners to Capture New Opportunities in Software and Cloud

    Steve Benvenuto
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Be Bold. That was the message that kicked off Cisco Partner Summit in fabulous Montreal. Our fearless leader John Chambers talked about Cisco’s bold ambitions to capture the unparalleled market opportunities created by digitization and the Internet of Everything. Then Bruce Klein outlined our bold vision of rallying a broad ecosystem of partners to capture these opportunities together. Cisco’s bold visions aren’t just talk. As Henry Fold once warned: “Vision without execution is just hallucination.” We’re igniting the Cisco Partner Ecosystem around software and cloud. [...]
  • Cisco Marketing Velocity Recap: Be Bold_write our story

    David Durham
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:37 pm
    And away we go! We are here in Montreal, Canada this week for Cisco Marketing Velocity and Partner Summit 2015. It was great to see weeks of planning come to fruition at the kick off for Marketing Velocity. Sherri Liebo, Vice President, Global Partner Marketing, welcomed everyone to Marketing Velocity and pointed out that all attendees will be part of Cisco Partner Summit for the remainder of the week. “Be Bold” is the theme for both events this year and [...]
  • Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – April 24, 2015

    David Durham
    24 Apr 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.
  • Take Advantage of the Opportunity with VersaStack

    Cynthia Johnson
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    As I reflect on a successful Athens Data Center Partner Conference, I want to highlight a discussion I had with IBM's Carl Boisvert, VP of Global Storage Channel Sales.
  • Signs of Collaboration

    Steve Steinhilber
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    The moment you step off your plane at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, you face a barrage of signs. That’s always been the case, but the old neon signs of the ‘50s and ‘60s are rapidly being replaced by giant LED displays announcing concerts, fine dining, magic acts and shopping malls.
 
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  • The Paradox of ICT’s Impact on Growth and Inequality

    Robert Pepper
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Thirty years ago a UN commission published the Maitland Report , proposing that by the early 21st century, every individual on the planet should “be within easy reach of a telephone” given the economic benefits. That was interpreted as being within a one day walk of a phone. Anyone suggesting back then that over 90% of the global population would be covered by mobile cellular signals, and over half of the world’s population would have a phone in their pocket, would have been [...]
  • 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 [...]
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  • Cisco Continues Mobile Core Momentum: Leads in Packet Core Market Share according to Infonetics Research Data.

    Jim O'Leary
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    So Spring is finally here in the New England Area, the snow is finally gone after a record breaking snow fall totals, and the flowers are starting to sprout. Last week, we announced that ACG Research again confirmed that Cisco continues to be the leading provider of Mobile Packet Core and Mobile IP Infrastructure over the past several quarters. Now another analyst firm, Infonetics Research highlighted that Cisco has indeed garnered the Packet Core Lead at 21.7% based on EPC [...]
  • Cisco Spring PONC on the heels of a strong OFC insertion

    Greg Smith
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:53 pm
    By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutions Cisco’s one-two punch for IP Optical Convergence in 2015 began with an impressive showing in March at OFC in Los Angeles, and crescendos with our annual Spring Packet Optical Networking Conference (PONC) being held May 12 -14 in Dallas TX – shaping up to be our most comprehensive and informative PONC ever. Highlights from OFC Day one of OFC could not have started on a higher note – Verizon announced [...]
  • Creating A Scalable WiFi Experience Across the Country

    Lisa Garza
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Guest blog written by, Julia Slocombe, Vice President of Operations, Western Region at Smart City Networks Providing dependable wireless communication in the convention industry requires a combination of artful networking design, hardware strength from top-of-the-line equipment, and execution from skilled technicians and administrators. With the partnership of Cisco, the Smart City Networks team has been able to do just that for the more than 35 convention and meeting facilities we service across the country. Over the past two years, the Santa Clara Convention [...]
  • Embracing MVNOs and Connected Cars with Policy

    Maywun Wong
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    We have had a great time meeting with customers and analysts this week at the Policy Control Conference. Kishen Mangat, Cisco’s Senior Director and General Manager of the Policy Business Unit, presented a keynote on Wednesday entitled “The Changing Mobility Business in the Age of Virtualisation.” During his keynote, he touched on the topic from last week’s blog about how Service Providers are learning to expand their offerings with both additional services to existing subscribers and new ways to create business models and [...]
  • Cisco Wins “Most Innovative Virtualised PCRF Solution” Award

    Maywun Wong
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Greetings from Berlin and the Policy Control Conference, where we won the “Most Innovative Virtualised PCRF Solution” award.  This is a great honor, as it reflects demands for virtualized Policy to address the evolution of policy from traditional PCRF, and Cisco’s leadership in this space. Cisco’s own Dez O’Connor from our Business Development organization spoke about how Policy is evolving to address the growing demands on the network from video.  His panel was titled “2018 prediction 79% of internet traffic [...]
 
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  • Cisco at EMC World: Stop, Win and Save

    Bruno Messina
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Cisco booth 221 at EMC World 2015 : Stop, Win, and Save (SWS) I’m looking forward to EMC World 2015 at the Venetian in Las Vegas where thousands of attendees will meet and learn about the latest in storage, networking, and solutions.  To that end of learning more,  this year it is easier and more rewarding than ever to engage with Cisco at EMC World. Just drop by our booth or attend a Cisco breakout session, learn about our latest products, technologies, and solutions, and win great prizes. Stop [...]
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Building Your Big Data

    Raghunath Nambiar
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    One of the most exciting, yet challenging opportunities companies face today is related to data. Every year, they have to deal with about 40% more data than the year before. At this rate, by 2020, there will be 40 zettabytes of data in the world (40 trillion gigabytes) – that is 5,200 GB of data for every person on the planet Earth. If these volumes were not enough to make you dizzy, think about the variety of sources and format [...]
  • Cisco at OpenStack Summit, Vancouver

    Lora O'Haver
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    It’s that time again. The champions of OpenStack are gearing up for the next Summit: May 18-22 in Vancouver, where Cisco is a Premier Sponsor and our objective is to demonstrate the depth of our commitment to OpenStack as developers, operators, and users. This is only my third Summit, but I’m noticing some changes here in our preparations at Cisco. For one thing, our engineers are presenting nearly 30 sessions—more than triple the last Summit. That makes sense if you [...]
  • Bringing Clouds to the Sunshine State

    Colleen Murphy
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Cisco is bringing Clouds to the Sunshine state, but we won’t let it rain on our parade. Cisco is heading to the Sunshine state for the annual  SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference , May 5–7, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and our bench is packed this year.  We will showcase how Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) enables application data center managers to quickly meet ever-increasing business demands and take advantage of the world of many Clouds + Integrated Infrastructure and Internet of [...]
  • Cisco UCS Mini and EMC Storage

    Bill Shields
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    On the way to tradeshow week (May 4th), I decided to do a brief blog series on UCS Mini tied to these shows. I’ve covered Microsoft Ignite and SAPPHIRE NOW in the past two weeks. Last up, EMC World in Las Vegas . Going back to the initial release of UCS, EMC storage has been supported. UCS Mini is no exception! While any UCS Mini blade solution can be used for your applications, sometimes local storage just isn’t enough. We have two Cisco solutions for VSPEX featuring UCS [...]
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