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Donna Eason

Global Small Business Writer

Donna Eason is one of Cisco's writers and storytellers. In her work, she shares stories about the innovations and connections technology makes possible, and the differences they enable in people's lives.

Before joining Cisco, Donna worked as an independent marketing and communications consultant with clients in a range of industries including technology, education, and healthcare. She has broad experience in her field, but admits that she loves writing best.

Donna lives in New Hampshire with her husband and a Golden Retriever named Duncan. Her youngest daughter spends the school year studying at Boston University, and her oldest daughter has left the nest and lives and works in Washington, D.C.

Articles

March 28, 2019

EDUCATION

A future-ready workforce: Cisco Networking Academy preps 9.2 million students

New data shows that 9.2 million students—1.6 million in the U.S.—are ready for STEM careers thanks to Cisco Networking Academy. And they’re earning 22% more than their peers.

February 20, 2019

EDUCATION

When video technology changes lives: Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf

What does “video” mean at your school? In a recent Center for Digital Education survey, almost all respondents said that their school districts incorporated video technology in teaching and learning.

January 10, 2019

EDUCATION

The E-rate filing window opens January 16! Here are our top 10 tips for success.

Since 1996, E-rate has helped more than 100,000 schools and libraries connect to the Internet. The filing window opens soon. Are you ready to start the E-rate filing process?

December 13, 2018

EDUCATION

Our Top 5 education posts of 2018: See what you missed

We’re looking back at our five most-read blog posts of 2018. If you missed them the first time, now’s your chance to see why they resonated with other readers.

December 4, 2018

EDUCATION

It’s not the quantity of edtech in classrooms that matters. It’s how you use it.

With millions of devices shipped to schools annually, technology use is growing. Is student achievement up too? In this paper, Dr. Sonny Magana shares strategies to increase outcomes with edtech.

November 15, 2018

EDUCATION

4 best practices for research networking at Montana State University

Research is a core pillar of MSU’s land-grant mission. Here’s how software-defined access reshaped research networking—and the user experience—across campus.

November 2, 2018

EDUCATION

On a connected campus, wireless is the invisible hero

In September, my daughter moved into her dorm room with a cell phone, laptop, smart watch, smart speaker, and printer. Not too long ago, I was thrilled with a Coronamatic.

September 20, 2018

EDUCATION

E-rate Do’s and Don’ts

In spite of what the calendar says, now is the true “new year.” School is back in session, and it’s time to think about edtech funding and getting E-rate right.

August 24, 2018

EDUCATION

Career ready: 3 questions to help build the workforce of the future

The lunchboxes — Pokemon, Paw Patrol, mermaids, superheroes — are a sign of things to come. Soon, educators begin the work of preparing students for what comes next: advanced education, work, life.