We are working hard to minimize broken link experiences on Cisco.com. Over a year ago we started using a new tool that helps us shield Cisco.com users from broken link errors. This process has resulted in a steep reduction in the number of broken links reported.
We track what you encounter as avoided broken link experiences. Last month we were able to resolve and direct 215,750 attempts to access broken links and old articles and send you to the right place. The highest resolved broken links for a single month was over 354,300 links.
Our progress so far is encouraging even though we have more to do.
Can you help?
When you find a new URL, change your bookmark so future access to the page will be faster. And if you do hit a broken link drop us a note in the feedback tool found on every page of Cisco.com
During World War I, British artist and navy officer Norman Wilkinson proposed the use of “Dazzle Camouflage” on ships. The concept behind Dazzle Camouflage, as Wilkinson explained, was to “paint a ship with large patches of strong colour in a carefully thought out pattern and colour scheme …, which will so distort the form of the vessel that the chances of successful aim by attacking submarines will be greatly decreased.” The Dazzle Camouflage was not intended to hide the presence of the ships themselves, but instead was created to hide the ships size, shape, direction, and speed from would-be attackers.
Cisco is proud to be a Platinum sponsor and exhibitor at PASS Summit this year. If you aren’t familiar with PASS Summit, it “is the world’s largest, most-focused, and most-intensive conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals.”
Gary Serda has done an excellent job in detailing what the Cisco UCS team will be sharing with attendees in his blog post Guide to Cisco at the PASS Summit, so I wanted to highlight our 3D, interactive vRack of our Unified Computing System which is always a highlight at trade shows and will be on display at PASS Summit.
Join this week long public conversation on Twitter and Huffington Post Impact starting Oct. 7
The growth and convergence of people process, data, and things on the Internet – the Internet of Everything — is making networked connections more valuable and relevant than ever before, creating unprecedented opportunities for countries, businesses, and individuals around the globe. Through network technology, we can now join others anywhere in the world to act collectively, pooling resources and talents to solve problems far too big for any one of us to solve alone.
Starting October 7, in partnership with The Huffington Post, Cisco and its Corporate Social Responsibility community we will have an open global dialogue to share experiences and exchange stories on ways technology and the Internet of Everything are being used for social good in key areas like employment, education, healthcare and critical human needs.
I am very excited to transition into the GM role for the Cisco Sports & Entertainment Solutions Group (SESG). It’s an incredible time for this industry, as stadiums around the world transform the fan experience via technology. This transformation has been on display this past week in Australia, where the Sydney Cricket Ground announced they would be upgrading their stadiums with Cisco Connected Sports solutions. We applaud these leaders in sport for driving change and delivering a more rewarding live experience.
I got to visit with another leader in sport, Real Madrid CIO Enrique Uriel, just a few months ago when I took in the final game of the team’s season. I marveled at the passion on display from the fans at Real Madrid, but even more so I saw firsthand how Real Madrid and Cisco have partnered to transform the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium into the “Ultimate Bernabeu,” – an immersive, connected and thriving environment.
Here is a video where Enrique speaks about what the future is…connecting people, fans, and the stadium.
Looking back, it’s incredible to see how far this industry has come in such a short period of time, and how Cisco has been a true market maker – through the ongoing innovation in the custom Connected Stadium platform, StadiumVision, Connected Stadium Wi-Fi and now StadiumVision Mobile. Cisco has driven the fan experience forward, and now more than 150 venues (large and small) in more than 30 countries are using our solutions not only to provide the best fan experience but also to re-invent their business models.
This infographic showcases the instant impact Internet of Everything (IoE) – the networked connection of people, process, data and things, is having on profits in 2013 ($600B+). Note that the second biggest industry is customer experience…now swap out the word customer for “FAN,” and it becomes abundantly clear that the market potential for sports and entertainment entities that embrace IoE is tremendous.
The mission since the inception of Cisco SESG has been to “connect the unconnected,” to solve business problems and allow venues, teams, and leagues to tap into new market opportunities. While those goals will continue, we are evolving into a new age of connectivity, and the good news for our partners, and existing and future customers, is that no one is better positioned to help with that transition than Cisco.