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How Internet standards are born: Part 2

…realized that standardizing around IP made a lot of sense because it worked in fairly large networks and allowed interoperability between separate companies. It shows just how far we’ve come that some people have a tough time fathoming just two protocols – IPv4 and IPv6 – when the landscape used to be much more complicated.  What makes a standard a standard? Think of a true standard as an interoperability agreement. In some…

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It’s a Common Theme… Video, Video and More Video

It’s pretty safe to say Cisco digs video.  Additionally, it’s pretty safe to say we don’t discriminate when it comes to market segments and enabling them to utilize the power of video for collaboration, communications and entertainment.  Our goal is to make video pervasive across all facets of people’s lives. On to the topic at hand.  Yesterday, we announced some big news on the Tel…

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De Beer Announces End of the Word at Cisco Live

…hem in person. The second—and rather more obvious—requirement for getting more people using video is interoperability. When Cisco launched TelePresence, one key piece of customer feedback was a desire to communicate with systems from other vendors.  The TelePresence interoperability issue has since largely been overcome and De Beer announced another piece of the jigsaw this morning in Barcelona. From today, Cisco is licensing its…

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Interoperability key for meeting federal mandates

…doing the same for interagency collaboration, but the lack of connected systems remain a roadblock. This is why interoperability of VTC solutions is so important. Interoperability is essential for allowing disparate networks and VTC solutions to work together. Also, with cyber attack and network security on the minds of all agencies, firewalls and other security measures are often put in place with little to no consideration for video networks….

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How Internet standards are born

I recently had the chance to catch up with Eliot Lear, a Consulting Engineer at Cisco who has been involved in the open standards movement for over 20 years. Eliot has submitted eight Requests for Comments (RFC), the documents that form the basis of Internet standards. Over my time here, I’ve come to understand how important standards efforts are to Cisco, and I wanted to find out more from one of our very own experts. Here Eliot’s a…

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