Cisco Blogs


Cisco Blog > Enterprise Networks

Approaching the Gate: Meet your I-Prize Finalists – Team Marcaná

We’d like to introduce you to Team Marcaná, one of nine final teams in Cisco’s global I-Prize competition gunning for the $250,000 grand prize.

Read More »

Approaching the Gate: Meet your I-Prize Finalists – Team C-innovate

We’d like to introduce you to Team C-innovate, one of nine final teams in Cisco’s global I-Prize competition gunning for the $250,000 grand prize.

Read More »

Approaching the Gate: Meet your I-Prize Finalists – Multi-sense

We’d like to introduce you to Multi-sense, one of nine final teams in Cisco’s global I-Prize competition gunning for the $250,000 grand prize.

Read More »

The Final Lap: The Elite Nine

And then there were nine. We’ve got our finalists for Cisco’s second I-Prize competition! We watched all the video clips submitted by the semi-finalists and we want to applaud all of them for their efforts. Some of the videos were very creative. Now it’s down to the final selection, which will be held over TelePresence and WebEx. Though it’s too late to submit an idea, you can still invest in what you think will be the winning idea! The winner will be announced on June 29th.

Read More »

Striking the Right Balance: Innovation v. Equipment Spending

According to industry studies, capital equipment costs account for between 10 and 15% of the annual network budget for most organizations. While operating costs far exceed capital expenses in the budget, it is still very important to get the most from every dollar used to purchase new networking systems. This is especially true as business requirements and technology advancements continue to apply pressure to existing network devices and designs.

Your network must keep pace, but your budget is not unlimited. In essence, you must save without sacrifice. How can you continue to innovate, while reining in equipment spending?

Here are the Five Ways (plus a bonus practice) to control network equipment spending, while ensuring your network fully delivers in support of your organization’s goals.

Read More »