By Jason Kohn, Contributing Columnist
With the news headlines lately about Brazil, it’s easy for those of us outside the region to get caught up in the image of a country going through a difficult, turbulent period. But it’s important to consider that what’s happening now in Brazil is ultimately a sign of positive change: an expanding middle class with higher expectations about the rewards they should reap from the country’s growing economy.
And in fact, that story—the tremendous economic growth happening in Brazil—is one of the more amazing pieces of good news from around the globe.
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Tags: brazil, broadband, economic development, Emerging Markets, latin america
If you were one of the more than 20,000 people who attended Cisco Live Orlando in person or one of the 250,000 who joined us online, you were able to see amazing examples of new ways the Internet of Everything (IoE) is connecting people, process, data, and things. People have asked me how long before they can see the value of IoE in action. Let me be clear: The Internet of Everything is not the Internet of tomorrow, it’s the Internet of today. Our most recent research shows that $1.2 trillion of value is “up for grabs” in calendar year 2013 alone.
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Tags: cisco live, Cisco Live 2013 Orlando, IoE, IoE Economy, IoE Value at Stake, IoE Value Index, Manufacturing, sensors, Smart factories, unified framework
You already have subject matter expertise. It is time to share that knowledge with others through social media. There are many social networks, many rules, many experts and a lot of information to digest. Beyond the basics of each platform, here is some practical advice to get started:
Be careful with posts
Take heed to best practices for sharing for the various social platforms. Whether you’re posting to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram or Pinterest, make sure to follow the norms for that network. Some updates may work well for your audience on Twitter, but may fizzle quickly on Facebook.
Try not to cross-post the same update to different social networks. Do post content in different ways. For a newly published blog article, post an image with the link on Facebook; pose a question from the article on Twitter; use a different image for sharing on Instagram or Pinterest. Each post then links back to the original post, but is shared in different ways.
When posting to brand channels, schedule posts for the future—even if the future is only 5 minutes from now. This will allow you to check the post for grammatical errors and typos, as well as verify that any links work correctly before the update goes live.
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Tags: #smtraining, ciscosmt, partner training, social media training
Operational process and governance, as I discussed last month, is “Domain 10″ in the Cisco Domain Ten(SM) model for data center transformation. It’s so important in my opinion, and so often disregarded or de-prioritised when planning and executing data center transformation, that I’ll cover it twice!
Domain Ten: Process and Governance aka Operations Management
Last time, I discussed some of the “Process and Governance” questions that may- indeed should -- be on your mind when planning data center changes. While you may think of Cisco Services as primarily an architecture and design specialist organization, I hope my Cisco Domain Ten blogs series has shown you we can help you with a lot more than infrastructure design.
In fact, recently, we revised our data center operations management services that we offer to help customers like you accelerate operational success with the new technologies and solutions that they are deploying. We’ve consolidated the best of our service provider and enterprise operations management service offerings, including ITIL focus, together with our internal experience in running “Cisco on Cisco” – resulting in what we now call Cisco Data Center Services for Operations Enablement, illustrated below.
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Tags: Cisco Domain Ten, Cisco Services, cloud_computing, data center, operational excellence, operations, service level agreements, SLAs
Open MPI recently revamped its entire run-time parameter system (a.k.a., “MCA parameter system”) as part of its implementation effort for the “MPI_T” interface from MPI-3.
The MPI_T interface is a standardized interface designed for MPI tools, but can be used by regular MPI application programs, too.
Specifically, MPI_T provides programatic access to two types of MPI implementation data:
- Control variables: used to control the behavior of an MPI implementation
- Performance variables: provide access to internal MPI implementation performance metrics
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Tags: HPC, mpi, MPI-3, Open MPI