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UC Management Anti-Hero

Laura PowersWelcome to the Shownotes for TechWiseTV 92 – Unified Communications Management Made Simple.  If you have not seen the show yet – you can do so by going to (please subscribe to our YouTube channel by the way) or, if you are the more ‘reclined’ type like me…keep reading, you will find the show embedded below the fold.

Before I go on – there are some workshops to check out – these are the awesome one-on-one interactive opportunities most often hosted by our chief geek Jimmy Ray: Check out for the latest.

This show has us going into Network Management again which is always of more interest than we initially projected – and, like we do with all our shows, we made an attempt at a theme…something we felt would resonate with our technically inclined audience.  This is where our ‘anti-hero’ direction came from.  Now why would anyone diss on hero’s?

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Rivas is a city of 70,000 inhabitants, in the suburbs of Madrid. With only a cursory glance, Rivas looks very similar to perhaps thousands of others in Europe. On the inside however, it is one of the most innovative cities in the world. Several years ago, the Mayor of Rivas adopted a vision of putting “everything on IP”. The objective was to become a “zero emission” city by 2030, an ambitious goal shared only by one other city in Europe (Copenhagen, DK).

It is amazing to see just how much has been accomplished.

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Prime Time for Policy, Identity & Management

More details continue to flow from our recent Interop Road Trip to Vegas – our latest episode (TWTV91) for those keeping track is ready to go and there is a lot to cover.   The biggest thing to follow here is Cisco Prime.  ‘Prime’ is the name to look for on what is becoming a growing groundswell of numerous Cisco

management products that are getting overhauled with a consistent UI and functionality. Much is happening here already – its not a ‘wait and see what we are going to do,’ there is very solid progress…more than a shows worth actually, but the real benefit is what this continues to bring to us.

So what all can you expect out of this one?

Interop and all the Borderless Launch stuff of course, Cisco PRIME – Policy and Management comes alive, hands on details with NCS – Network Control Engine, ISE – Identity Services Engine, SecureX – Cloud Based Security and Cisco Insight Reporter.   YES!  All in one show…how did we do it? (secret presentation ninja skills my friend…and a great team…go to the end for a special ‘Behind the Scenes’ we did just for this series..)

Follow the jump to see the show AND the rest of the shownotes…

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Cisco Compact Switches

Popular portions of our ‘Intelligent Switches come out of the Closet” show continue to leak out on our podcast channel.  In this segment we cover innovation here around TrustSec, MacSec, EnergyWise and so much more with the 3560-C and 2960-C series switches. These things pack a lot of punch into a small, very purpose built package.

Watch the video:

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Take Charge

Control Freaks Unite!  Sorry…been waiting to use that for awhile…but from a wireless perspective, things continue to get better.   Our latest wireless episode (TWTV90 for those in the know) is now available. You can watch it in all its glory by clicking here. If you are not just taking my word alone…(its a great show) watch the darn promo embedded here…and then click.

In a nutshell, this show is a detailed romp through the protocols shaping our wireless experience as we set up, and dig into, the controllers (an increasingly relevant term that did not exist in the past where ‘fat’ AP’s ruled…) and their form factors you could be using to make your life easier.

Specifics after the jump…

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