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June 21, 2021

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Journey Map – all paths lead to an intent-based network

Check out Cisco IT's interactive journey map to Intent-Based Networking. We share insights and lessons learned from our own ongoing network transformation journey across Access, WAN, and Data Center/MultiCloud. See where we've been, where we are now, and where we're headed.

June 15, 2021

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CX Cloud—expertise and insights at our fingertips

Cisco CX Cloud is supporting the Cisco network with efficiency in one connected tool, which saves us time and reveals issues we didn’t know about.

June 14, 2021

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5 ways automating software image management is making Cisco IT engineers’ lives better

Cisco IT is automating many steps in the device software upgrade process by leveraging the software image management (SWIM) capability in Cisco DNA Center. It is improving compliance, accelerating the upgrade process, and allowing engineers to reallocate their time to higher-value activities.

June 8, 2021

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One night in March 2020

The pandemic accelerated two trends already at play: the Decentralization of the Workforce and the Decentralization of IT Services. The resulting Disruptive Transformation forced IT organizations, like Cisco IT, to adapt quickly. Was the industry prepared? I think it was.

June 7, 2021

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A simpler, more flexible SD-WAN design for branches, from Customer Zero. Top five benefits

A simpler, more flexible SD-WAN network, as led by the Customer Zero team in Cisco IT. This blog explains how we built the fabric and summarizes the benefits to date.

May 24, 2021

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Forming a bond without ever meeting in person – The Bedfont Lakes “Quaranterns” and Graduates

In September 2020, 12 interns and 21 graduates joined Cisco remotely. While it was a struggle to find common ground, they have bonded in new ways - this is their story.

May 17, 2021

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Journey to a software-defined access fabric network, part 2

In this two-part blog series, Travis describes Cisco IT’s motivations for shifting to a software-defined access fabric network and our guiding principles for implementing Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), along with lessons learned and outcomes achieved thus far.

May 11, 2021

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Measuring the impact of a software-defined access fabric network

Joel explains the value framework Cisco IT created to measure SD-Access’s impact, along with outcomes achieved to date.

April 19, 2021

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Cisco DNA Center smooths network operations

Cisco DNA Center is paving the way for smoother network operations. In one integrated system, it offers two critical networking capabilities: automation and – the focus of this blog – assurance.