Adrian den Hartog

Senior Marketing Manager

Field Marketing US Commercial

Adrian hails from The Netherlands and currently manages strategic initiatives marketing programs in the Americas for the Commercial segment at Cisco.

Prior to joining Cisco, Adrian spent 17 years in various pre-sales technical support, global product, program marketing and marketing management roles - both at a regional and global level in Europe and the United States.

Follow Adrian on Twitter: @a_den_hartog


October 16, 2014


Cities of Tomorrow

The possibilities that are opened up through technology are truly amazing. Not only in the places you would expect to see IT, but in our everyday lives. Innovation is seeping into the day-to-day activities we all participate in—from parking our cars to the accessibility of the water we drink. This innovation is the Internet of […]

September 16, 2014


Software Defined Networking, Cisco Style

As new technologies emerge and replace traditional ones, IT teams are discovering that building an infrastructure around new functionality is advantageous in a slew of ways. One such disruptive technology gaining ground is software defined networking, or SDN. The premise of SDN is to allow the user to determine how the network behaves by decoupling […]

August 14, 2014


What’s Your Take on Enterprise Class Public Cloud (ECPC)?

There’s no doubt this question yields myriad of responses. Your input, thoughts, and perspectives are much appreciated. And here are few of my own recommended reads regarding the topic: If you have not already read Xander Uyleman’s blog on “Finding the Perfect Cloud Service Provider”, I highly recommend you take a few minutes to read […]

August 6, 2014


A Virtual Path to Better IT

Are you discovering that your data center is having a hard time keeping up with the demand of the business? In today’s consumer-driven world, IT must work in alliance with your overall business strategy—enabling it, not hindering it. But you already knew that. So what are your options? Start by considering your infrastructure. Do you […]

June 27, 2014


On a Quest for an Alternative Desktop

Sales teams everywhere are embracing recent advancements in technology—think smart devices, mobility, and wireless. But expectations and requirements of implementing a mobile management strategy can put a high demand on IT departments to ensure network accessibility, security, and scalability. While business and IT are meshing more and more, it’s important to understand that they’re still […]

May 5, 2014


Desktop Environments Go Virtual and Mobile in a Flash

Of course you’re aware that virtualization and mobility are taking over the traditional office workspace. More and more, employees are using their own mobile devices and working from home or remote locations, meaning work is no longer a 9-5, at-the-office thing. So to enable efficient practices within this changing environment, your IT needs to change […]

April 14, 2014


Cloud delivers “wake-up call” to IT organizations

“Industry leaders weigh in on the disruptive nature of the cloud, and the opportunity for IT organizations to become higher-value service brokers. IT departments have lost traditional control over company systems. With cloud storming in, IT has been pushed aside to allow the entire corporation to overshadow what used to be solely IT’s job. But […]

April 4, 2014


What it Takes to Build a Platform Robust Enough for Your Big Data with UCS CPA.

Everybody has been talking about big data over the past years . Your data continues to grow, both in mass and importance. And you know that your company is in need of better analytics to use the influx of data as a point of improvement for business. As the Internet expands and connects all things […]

January 14, 2014


Application Acceleration Means Business

It’s no secret that Fabric-based infrastructure appeals to the ‘here-and-now’ – and for some – the future, of computing because of “one-time setup” capabilities and ability to scale to larger compute needs as they arise. A single, unified fabric and solid-state memory combines powerful server capabilities and advanced networking in an easy-to-manage infrastructure made even […]

December 31, 2013


City of San Carlos Gets Smart About Parking

Unless you did all your Holiday shopping online this season, you no doubt experienced the nuisance of trying to find a parking spot. In San Carlos, this was becoming an issue beyond just frustration. Businesses were worried about losing customers due to the lack of parking availability. The city took action using Internet of Everything […]

December 6, 2013


From Pallet to Production – Big Data in Minutes

Behind the Scenes: Ready, Set, Go! Don’t make your data center refresh more complicated than it needs to be. Installing the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) is seamless and simple—not to mention advantageous in more ways than one. Cisco UCS is an integrated architecture that establishes one cohesive system for increased business agility – […]

November 12, 2013


Force the Competition to Reevaluate Their Game Plan

It goes without saying that to stay relevant in today’s global and ever-increasingly competitive economy, every company and organization needs to bring on their A-game. This means having a solid business strategy, the drive to beat the competition, real differentiation, a team that is willing to go the extra mile, as well as an innovative […]

July 25, 2013


Step off that old, familiar path

Venturing off the beaten path may just be the only way to stay ahead of the competition. And while IT-as-a-service and cloud computing concepts are not as precarious as once perceived, there are still a lot of unknowns as businesses and organizations set out to explore new possibilities. Discover how industry thought leaders are paving […]

July 16, 2013


Risk to Reward

Be nimble, be agile, take informed risks, and apply innovation to how you’re using data in your business. That’s the strategy of Garry Whatley, VP of IT and business services for Staples Australia, and it’s been paying off. Whatley believes that in the online retail industry, with high volume and large amounts of data, access […]

July 1, 2013


A Healthy Potential

Virtacore, a leading cloud services provider, aims to help clients shift to the cloud. But the company was aware that in order to help others, it first needed to help itself—which meant updating its own infrastructure to provide the best IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS)  to customers. By leveraging innovative technology from Cisco, like the Cisco Unified Computing […]

June 11, 2013


Paradise Just Got a Little Better

When you think of the Caribbean, you may think vacation. But for Curaçao Technology Exchange (CTEX), business thrives in paradise. Curaçao is growing in importance in the international finance and commerce industry, which is why the island needed the ability to support booming business. Built in a carefully planned location, CTEX chose the island of […]

May 31, 2013


IT Transformation & Innovation Result in Operational Efficiencies & Better Customer Service

It is no small task to enforce change within a well established industry and organization, but it’s not impossible. At Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities’ (LG&E and KU) – where operations were inefficient and obsolete – change was needed. With no easy way to obtain data, employees were conducting a lot of time consuming […]

April 29, 2013


Napkins, Toolboxes, and IT..

What do these three things have in common? For Lone Star College System (LSCS), the fastest growing community college in the U.S., these items helped build a whole new technology foundation. While at a higher-education conference, CIO of LSCS, Link Alander, and former VP of data center virtualization at Presidio, Steve Kaplan, began hashing out […]