Gone are the days when business operations were primarily concentrated at headquarters. Today, branch offices are the lifeblood of any global business and Cisco is no different. In this short video, Jawahar Sivasankaran from the IT Customer Strategy & Success group explores some of the business trends driving branch office business architectures at Cisco and some of the technology architectures that Cisco IT is using to meet these requirements.
Our customers might expect that whenever Cisco releases a new product for individual users, it gets deployed immediately and then is pushed out to all company employees. Well, that isn’t always the case. First, Cisco IT doesn’t have the budget to pay the internal price for all the Cisco products that we’d really like to deploy. And second, Cisco employees can pick and choose which tools they want to use, and they don’t always use every tool we provide.
In this short follow-on to my last blog post, I wanted to provide a little more detail on Cisco’s strategy, design and results for deploying WAN optimization as part of our Data Center/Virtualization and next generation remote office IT strategy.
Device configuration management can be a complicated beast. Have you tamed it? Do your IT policies enforce archive retention periods, audit trails, security compliance, or secure transfer methods? Do your change management policies mandate the ability to quickly perform configuration rollback?
Whether you’ve got configuration management licked or whether you’re lucky to remember to execute “copy run start,” we would like to gain a better understanding of the approach you’ve taken to device configuration management.