Inside Cisco IT

June 1, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

Welcome to my virtual office – Webex Teams and my workstreams

I started working from home more than 15 years ago. Working from home is how I work – it might not be in an office building with open planning, quiet rooms, or massage chairs, but my home office stands up to the campuses across the world where I have colleagues.

May 13, 2020

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Intersight: One-click UCS C-series configuration

Our rack server configurations were as varied as a bowl of jelly beans. With Intersight we’re limiting them to approved flavors. Cisco IT manages roughly 2,000 Cisco UCS C-series rack servers in multiple data centers around the world. Business teams use them for financial databases, security video storage, file backups, Hadoop, our on-premises private cloud, […]

May 5, 2020

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GDPR versus flexible working & mobility

60% of Generation Y is nowadays preferring mobile for work and personal use, and the demand for working from anywhere at any time is growing. The work environment is changing into a more flexible model.

April 16, 2020

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Q&A: How we scaled VPN when the global workforce moved home

In the space of a few weeks in March and April 2020, Cisco’s entire workforce began working from home. For most, that meant relying even more on remote collaboration technologies to get things done and stay in touch with co-workers, customers, and families.  The role of our VPN (Virtual Private Network) changed significantly, from providing […]

March 9, 2020

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Collaboration gets more convenient with each new Webex Teams integration

Cisco IT’s vision for Webex Teams. is to bring collaboration tools right to our users’ fingertips by integrating Webex Teams with Cisco and third-party applications. We think of it as meeting people where they are — in any application.

March 2, 2020

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A little magic with every purchase

When I was a kid, about two weeks before each school year started, my parents would take me shopping for clothes and school supplies. As a pre-teen I wasn’t exactly enthused about these trips, but one shop – a shoe store – always had my undivided attention at checkout time. The store’s cash registers sat […]

February 21, 2020

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Screen, screen, on the wall, how does Cisco IT teach Webex to all?

Within Cisco, we naturally make extensive use of Cisco Webex for collaboration and we find all sorts of ways to engage our users and drive adoption. It’s really a planes, trains, and automobiles strategy. With employees in nearly 100 countries, using Webex is a great way to connect and communicate with colleagues. Webex Teams leverages asynchronous communication to allow […]

February 7, 2020

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Digitizing supply chain operations with machine learning, analytics, and the Internet of Things

Supply chains are rarely in a steady state.  That’s what makes them fun and challenging. A recent example is the whipsaw we experienced two years ago. At a time when the company, including Supply Chain, was focused on transitioning to new business models – software subscription and SaaS – we had to return to the basics. 

January 30, 2020

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Until We Meet Again #CLEUR – Day 3 Closing Recap

As the IT Management Program closes its doors to Barcelona and prepares for Amsterdam, the IT Roaming Reporters finish off the last drops of coffee in our mugs. We take stock of all we’ve achieved in the past six days: we published four videos from 180GB worth of film, conducted more than 30 interviews, and captured just over 600 photographs of customers, speakers, and event attendees in action. But more than that, the […]