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Bill Shields

Senior Marketing Manager

Product and Solutions Marketing Team

Bill joined the Cisco family in November 2010 as a Marketing Manager on the Cisco UCS Product Marketing team. His duties include managing the development Cisco’s UCS TCO/ROI tools; providing sales team and partner tool support; server competitive analysis and positioning; is the marketing manager for UCS B-Series Blade Servers, UCS C-Series Rack Servers, UCS S-Series Storage Servers, and UCS Mini.

Prior to joining Cisco, Bill was with Hewlett-Packard for over 16 years in a number of roles including almost seven years in server options marketing and ProLiant Essentials Software training development and delivery.

Bill’s certifications include a Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) from the American Society for Quality and Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. He earned his MBA in Marketing from the University of Houston.

Articles

May 16, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS – Changing the Economics of the Datacenter

Cisco UCS has fantastic technology that technical decision makers are demanding. But what about business decision makers? It doesn’t matter how great the technology is, the question for BDMs is how will UCS save me money? I set out to answer that question, connecting UCS technology innovations to TCO improvement, for the Unifying Your Data Center Roadshow […]

May 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS vs. HP BladeSystem Power Efficiency Comparison

Cisco’s server power engineering team recently compared the Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis with B200 M3 blade servers against HP’s BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure and HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 blade servers.

March 25, 2013

DATA CENTER

Real world ROI results with UCS servers – a detailed study at Loughborough University

I recently worked with Loughborough University on a financial impact study of their initial deployment of Cisco UCS. The study documents their findings of a dramatic improvement in IT efficiency, bearing out the advantages that attracted them to the UCS solution. Loughborough’s Customer Case Study has been revised with the results of this TCO study […]

February 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

The Truth about Cisco UCS Server Service Profiles and Templates

Cisco Unified Computing System Service Profiles and Templates contain over 127 different server identification and configuration settings.  These identity settings are abstracted from the physical server and stored in the UCS Domain where they can be leveraged automating and speeding deployment while reducing errors. Today, this Cisco innovation is still unique in the industry. The […]