We attended ISTE 2013 this year and came away filled with ideas and excited about a bright future of technology in education. One of the most inspirational takeaways was from the keynote speech by Steven Johnson, “Where Good Ideas Come From”.
Kevin talked about the evolution of ideas. Contrary to popular belief, the best ideas aren’t a light bulb going off, they take time to mature and develop. He defined this as the “slow hunch”, the source of true creativity. Furthermore, ideas are usually not single and solitary, but are built on a network of other ideas. Within this incubator of ideas, connections and collaboration become more and more important, both for development and implementation.
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Tags: collaboration, edchat, edtech, education, gamification, ISTE, ISTE 2013, ISTE13
Every Friday, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories of the week, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
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We are always seeking to make it easier for partners to do business with Cisco. One of the items both customers and partners have inquired about is our Return Materials Authorization (RMA) process. Historically, Cisco has operated an RMA back-end swap process. Based on feedback from Cisco customers, we have now moved to a front-end RMA swap process that immediately updates your contract information with the new part information at the start of the RMA process.
Check out Cisco Senior Director of Technical Services Jim Fuller’s comments on the new process and how it will make it easier for you to do business with Cisco.
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Tags: Cisco, cisco partner weekly rewind, partner, RMA, social media, Weekly Rewind
In a world of connected people, process, data and things, what would you connect? That is the question of the day as Cisco hosts an all-day Tweet Chat next week with WIRED Magazine.
On Tuesday, July 23 between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. EST, submit an item you would like to see connect to IoE, and Cisco experts like me will be there live to talk about your idea. The latest ideas and conversations from around the globe will be featured on the WIRED.com homepage throughout the day, so be on the lookout for your ideas to appear in the feed. You can add your ideas directly within the experience on WIRED.com, or via Twitter.com. Either way, simply tag your tweets with #IoE and @Cisco to join the conversation.
So, what do you think should be connected to the Internet of Everything? Mark your calendars to chat with us live on Tuesday on WIRED.com, and join the IoE conversation on Twitter until then.
Tags: connection, Internet of Everything, IoE, twitter, Twitter chat
Students bounding into schools touting the latest device is creating big problem for K-12 IT departments. How can schools support BYOD initiatives while securing these mobile devices and the student information embedded within them if IT staff numbers aren’t growing?
In his latest blog, K-12 BYOD. Secure Students, Determine Internet Access, and Yet Provide Awesome Network Performance?, Cisco’s Rahul Chohan discusses how Identity Services Engine policy deployment as a part of Cisco BYOD Solutions for K12 Education helps simplify mobile device security streamlines the IT security processes required to deploy BYOD. Rahul’s blog covers how ISE helps protect minors, ensure performance, and simplify IT over the wired and wireless infrastructure. How exactly can it do this? You’ll have to read his blog to find out.
For more on Cisco BYOD Solutions for K12 Education page.
Tags: bring your own device, byod, campus, Cisco, device, education, enrich, Google, ISTE, K-12, K12, LAN, learn, mobile, mobile device, mobility, network, networking, school, school district, server, solution, student, tablet, teach, technology, wi-fi, wifi, wireless, wireless network, wlan
If you’re a bargain basement HPC user, you might well scoff at the idea of having more than one network interface for your MPI traffic.
“I’ve got (insert your favorite high bandwidth network name here)! That’s plenty to serve all my cores! Why would I need more than that?”
I can think of (at least) three reasons off the top of my head.
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Tags: HPC, mpi, NUMA, NUNA, process affinity