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What to check out at CiscoLive if you want to know about BYOD, Unified Access or the Internet of Everything

If you’re attending CiscoLive London, we’ve got some great talks, challenges (competition where you can win a variety of prizes), and new solutions being launched.  In this blog I’m going to highlight a few of the activities and events we have planned that I think will be the most fun/cool/educational/tasty. <SIDENOTE:> If you’re skipping CiscoLive then you’ll want to head right over to register for our live webcast, “Get Your Network Read…

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Life Behind the Black Curtain: What it takes to setup a large tradeshow network.

I spend a lot of time behind curtains.  That’s not really out of choice as it’s the nature of where they stick you when you’re running the network at a large tradeshow.  We call it the Network Operations Center – NOC if you want to sound cool – but most people just know it as the guys to complain to when your computer doesn’t work at a show.  It’s often a thankless gig and it can be extremely stressful at times, but setting up a temporary networ…

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Registration Open: Is Your Network Ready for BYOD Webcast

Now that you’ve survived the annual gift-giving extravaganza (at least in the US) of the holidays, you have probably noticed some colleagues and employees showing up touting new smart phones, tablets, or random internet-connecting devices.  Happy as you may be for them, you probably also know (because, hey, you’re reading this blog) that all these fun little devices can put a strain on a company. In the last few weeks, your IT team (that probabl…

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Cisco Social Media Listening Center Tour Guide

Welcome to a tour of Cisco’s Social Media Listening Center! Welcome to the Social Media Listening Center (SMLC). We’ve developed this exhibit to show our commitment to the voice of the customer. By being present in the social web the minute we find a conversation about Cisco, or someone in need of customer support, our social media listening center allows Cisco to drive to action. Contents Cisco Live! Global Conversations Social Media In…

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The Wireless Challenge at Petco Park

It was way back at Interop in Las Vegas this year where one of our PR guys, Ben Stricker, asked if I would be interested in the tour of Petco Park coming up as part of CiscoLive in San Diego.  I said ‘yeah!’ for a number of hopefully obvious reasons and then volunteered to have our team shoot footage of the event.  We planned and worked back and forth as the event got closer and I had been working on a storyline that focused on the a…

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