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What’s New from Cisco IT?

…full teleworking and BYOD, and turned our offices into flexible, collaborative and power saving workplaces. The results materialize in cost savings, productivity improvement, and business resilience; and a new capacity to work together more effectively across the globe. Video has carried collaboration further – being able to see meeting participants results in better global teamwork, as well as significant cost savings from reduced travel. Cisco…


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Going Native with OpenStack Centric Applications: Murano

Following on our previous discussion surveying the projects supporting applications within OpenStack, let’s continue our review with an in-depth look at the OpenStack-native Application Catalog: Murano, currently an incubation status project, having seen its functionality and core services integration advanced over the past few OpenStack releases. What is it? An application catalog developed by Mirantis, HP and others (now Cisco), that allows a…


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Top 5 Tips for the IT Professional

We asked the 2014 Cisco Champions what advice they would give to someone starting in the IT industry. Cisco Champions are seasoned IT technical experts and influencers who enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco. The Cisco Champions program encompasses different areas of interest, such as Data Center, Internet of Things, Enterprise Networks, Collaboration and Security. Cisco Champions are locat…



Giving Agile A Brain

…it’s vexing because it’s against the core principles of Agile to produce un-useful end deliverables. Enter author Jeff Gothelf, an ardent evangelist for Lean and MVP thinking. Jeff is author of the excellent book Lean UX, and recently wrote about this “Agile doesn’t have a brain” topic in a really interesting post on the subject. Jeff is working with us on some upcoming talks and a workshop, and in addition to what he says in the post…


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Open Standards, Open Source, Open Loop

As the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) meets in Hawaii (IETF 91), the unavoidable question for both participants and observers is whether a Standards Development Organization (SDO) like the IETF is relevant in a rapidly expanding environment of Open Source Software (OSS) projects. For those new to the conversation, the open question is NOT whether SDOs should exist.  They are a political reality inexorably tied to trade policies and inter…


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