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A Workplace as Flexible as the Network

Three trends are defining the enterprise workforce today: mobility, collaboration, and the BYOD movement, where employees connect the device of their choice to the enterprise network.  Smart companies are finding ways to embrace these trends for improved productivity, a more satisfied workforce, and lower costs. Read More »

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Collaboration is Hot … New Apps for the Enterprise

Application software or what we more commonly refer to as apps – computer software designed to help users perform specific tasks – continues to explode. Read More »

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Ever Wanted to Know What Happens Inside Cisco IT?

June 22, 2012 at 9:00 am PST

Through a new series of “Cisco IT Technology Webinars” find out how Cisco addresses many of the same IT challenges you face every day.  Hear our top Cisco IT Subject Matter Experts share practical experience, strategies, lessons learned, and business results from our IT transformations. Understand how Cisco IT deploys products and technologies in a global enterprise architecture and see how these solutions help to implement strategies that get results.

Webinars are available divided into three technology tracks:  Data Center, Borderless Networks and Collaboration.  Exciting topics include:  Data Center Strategy and Disaster Recovery, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Strategy, Security Overview and Business Value of Collaboration.

To learn more and register, please select your region from the following:
Americas | Asia Pacific | EU, Middle East, Africa, Russia, India

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Managing and Operating IT as a Services Organization – CIO Insights

June 8, 2012 at 10:00 am PST

Rebecca Jacoby, Cisco Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, explains how Cisco IT is transforming the way it manages and operates to increase the ability for Cisco technology to bring maximum value to the business. This transformation involved creating an architecture that is “context aware” and allows IT to deliver different levels of services securely.

To view the complete interactive, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/ciscoit

For more information on how Cisco IT manages and operates an IT as a Services Or:
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Cisco IT and World IPv6 Launch – All Systems Go!

Last year on World IPv6 Day, Cisco brought up IPv6 on Alpha for 24-hours. Now on June 6, 2012, Cisco will participate in the World IPv6 Launch with www.cisco.com. Here are some important points about the upcoming launch:

• During this production launch, Website Operators, Network Operators and Home Router vendors will offer content over IPv6 for their production service (e.g. www.example.com).

• This is a “turn it on, leave it on” event.

• We will advertise an IPv6 DNS record for www.cisco.com to make www.cisco.com IPv6 permanently accessible to the world.

• 1000+ participating companies are participating in this event.

• Several cross functional Cisco groups participating including IT, Services and Engineering:

This is an important event for Cisco to participate in because it gives us the opportunity to enable our Enterprise with a very important Infrastructure capability as well as learn valuable lessons that can be shared with our peers, customers and internally to Engineering and Services. IPv6 is critical to the Internet’s continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development.

We have a strong Cisco-on-Cisco message for June 6. Cisco is using many of our own technologies end-to-end for the World IPv6 Launch. Nexus 5k/7k, ASR, GSS, ACE30, Catalyst Switches, ASA and Netflow v9 to name a few.

The ACE30 is a key capability for making www.cisco.com IPv6 accessible for the World IPv6 Launch. We’re using the ACE30 to proxy IPv6 user traffic to our IPv4-only web servers.

We’ve been diligently preparing for June 6. Here are the key IPv6 projects allowing Cisco to successfully participate in the World IPv6 Launch:

1. The IPv6 Core Project -- Focused on the foundations of our network and deploying the IPv6 core regional tunnel head-ends and dual stacking CAPNet. This means the entire network is ready to support both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols. To-date, major milestones have been achieved including fully enabling IPv6 from Bangalore to San Jose and San Jose to Richardson IPv6 deployment.

2. The IPv6 DMZ Project – (1) Enabled IPv6 in the Richardson DMZ in order to support the World IPv6 Launch on June 6, 2012. (2) Enabled IPv6 for the Core DMZ in San Jose to support the Campus/Branch User internet access. (3) Make all 15 Cisco DMZs (transit and non-transit) IPv6-capable globally in FY12, including San Jose, Amsterdam, Bangalore, Allen, Richardson, Hong Kong, Raleigh, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Boxborough, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, and Vancouver.

3. The IPv6 Data Center Project – Ensures all Cisco Data Centers are IPv6 capable. The immediate goal is to ensure the data center in Richardson (Texas), running www.cisco.com, is capable to support the World IPv6 Launch.

I’m excited about the great work our team has achieved to get IPv6 launched globally.

 

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