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Top 7 Questions on Cisco’s October 5th Event: Rumors, Be Gone!

In the last week or so, there have been rumors and speculation about our upcoming October 5th event. So, to help put those rumors to rest and start some of my own, I’ve put together this Q&A.  If you have *more* questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments below or ping us on one of our social media outlets [helpfully listed to the right.. click on the pretty icons!]

1.       What’s happening October 5th?

On October 5th we’re broadcasting a 75 minute show where we discuss new solutions, extending capabilities in the Data Center and across Borderless Networks. 

2.       Doesn’t this also have some animated video or cartoon connected to it?

Yes, as part of this launch we thought we’d bring a fun element to introducing some of our newest technologies.  We’ve created a short, animated 3D film which is also being shown online in 2D. To enjoy the 3D experience we will send out 3D glasses for those who register to the event before Sept 22. 

3.       What type of challenge is this?

Don’t worry, you can participate from the comfort of your home or office – or wherever you like to hang out with your computer – as this isn’t a physical challenge. What we’re calling the Cisco Borderless Challenge is a competition where people from around the world will be tested on their Borderless Networks and Data Center/Virtualization knowledge. To play, you answer a set of questions, some of which are based on the film and some on the content of the broadcasted show.  In fact, we have a teaser video I’ve embedded below…:


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Beyond Borders: An Announcement

On October 5th, Cisco is hosting an event announcing new innovations around Borderless Networks and Data Center architecture.  As part of this event, Cisco is also creating a 3D short film and will be hosting a challenge to test your networking I.Q.  Think you have a high networking I.Q.?    Prove it.  Attend our event, watch the 3D movie, and participate in the Challenge and you could win a trip to 1 of 7 amazing destinations!

In the coming weeks, you’ll hear more about this event and challenge.  In the meantime, we’ve pulled together a little taste of what’s to come with this video featuring Marie Hattar, VP Borderless Networks.  Check it out:


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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Offers a 10 Year Lifecycle

Here at Cisco, we often blog about our latest networking innovations and how they impact our customers. In this post, we’ll discuss a Cisco product that’s had continued success for a decade and continues to revolutionize networking: our flagship switch series, the Catalyst 6500.


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The Evolution of Energy Management at Cisco

We’ve come a long way from the days of flicking a light switch as you left the office.  Through technological innovation with Cisco Borderless Networks, we can now do things like turn off all the lights in an office building through the click of the mouse from the network administrator’s desk.  You’ve probably seen our video showcasing this – but how did we get here? 

On January 29th, 2009 at CiscoLive! Barcelona, Cisco unveiled EnergyWise and Network Building Mediator, two solutions that provide customers the ability to monitor, measure and manage energy consumption through their Cisco Network.   

But what prompted Cisco to develop these solutions in the first place, and what trends influenced the creation of EnergyWise?  We’re glad you asked.

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The Visual Workplace

On August 1, 1981, at 12:01 a.m., MTV: Music Television launched their very first music video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.  The launch of MTV changed the face of music as we knew it.  Instead of staring at magazine photos or waiting for that moment when we’d be lucky enough to see our favorite musicians in concert, we could now see our favorite bands come alive right before our eyes every day via music  videos. To say that MTV, and music videos, had a profound effect on the music industry, as well as pop culture, is the understatement of the century.    

In other words, when it comes to music,  video changed everything.

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