West Texas A&M University was recently named in the U.S. News and World Report Top 20 for both Technology and Student Services, while WTAMU CIO James Webb was recently named to ComputerWorld’s 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders list. This program will honor the top 100 IT and business leaders that have shown exceptional leadership and innovation in IT strategy and planning at a conference to be held in Phoenix, AZ in March 2012.
WTAMU has deployed multiple Cisco Enterprise Video technologies, including digital signage, physical security and media experience engine.
Cisco recently hosted two customer roundtable discussions on the topic of “interactive video and how is being used in teaching and learning” for K-12 and higher education. There has been much interest in the benefits of using video in teaching and learning, and as schools, colleges and universities are adopting it more broadly to expand curriculum options, we are seeing a positive impact on student outcomes. K12 moderator, Alan November, discusses how the “flipped classroom” model is improving student test scores and the role of video technology as a key enabler.
It’s well worth your time to listen to these very interesting discussions and best practices sharing with our panelists:
K-12 Schools: Dr. Susan Holliday, Education Technology Director, Capistrano Unified School District, and Matt Grose, Deer River Public Schools, hosted by Alan November, November Learning
Higher Education: Link Alexander, Vice Chancellor Technology Services, Lone Star College System, and James Web, CIO, West Texas A& M University, hosted by John Halpin, Center for Digital Education
Cisco Director of Engineering, Chris Barwick, discusses Cisco Lecture Vision and state-of-the-art technologies available from Cisco to capture, transform and share class lectures
In case you might have missed it (or don’t read Russian) I wanted to call out two newsworthy items related to Cisco and 100G technology.
Last week at CiscoLive! London we announced the availability of 100GE interfaces on the Nexus 7000 to reduce bandwidth bottlenecks in the data center and help our customers meet the demands of emerging cloud computing applications. With this announcement Cisco becomes the only vendor in the industry offering an end-to-end 100G solution which includes the core (CRS), edge (ASR 9000), data center (Nexus 7000), and coherent DWDM optical transport (ONS 15454 MSTP). Furthermore we’re also one of only a handful of companies in the networking industry that owns (through our acquisition of CoreOptics) the underlying technology needed to make 100G (and beyond) a cost effective reality. With the high forecasted growth rate of the global Internet we believe that our customers will strongly benefit from the unique breadth of our solution to meet both their business and technology requirements.
Cisco end-end 100 Gbps Solution-- Core, edge, optical, data center.
I love my job, but I really don’t enjoy my commute….and the unpredictable traffic. Living on the west side of San Francisco and working on the east side of San Jose, Google Maps tells me my journey is a hefty 47.2 miles and 1 hour and 1 minute (without traffic.) Holidays, rain, and accidents can add minutes and sometimes hours.
Twice a day, to and from work, I start asking the questions:
How busy is it on the road right now? Is the road full of tired commuters, semis, or concert traffic?
Which lane should I be in? If I’m in the fast lane, what are the odds of it coming to a screeching halt while I watch the other three lanes go by?
Do I need to detour to another interstate or highway due to an accident or concert?
Has your company outgrown its network? Are you anticipating business growth? Or are you simply looking to upgrade your infrastructure? If so, the following tips can help ensure that you build the right network.
The first step toward building the right network involves forecasting how your business will grow. You should consider whether there will be employee growth and brainstorm what networking infrastructure you will need to meet your company goals. You should also investigate which technologies are becoming crucial to business (such as cloud computing). By choosing the right solutions the first time, you minimize the decisions that need to be remade in the future. Additionally, you prevent your network from breaking down as more users seek access, reducing support and upgrade costs.