Inside Cisco IT

January 6, 2017


A Different Angle

I’m a backstage, behind-the-scenes kind of person. I find it fascinating to observe things from somewhere other than where the audience normally sits.  Watching from the side of the stage or perhaps seeing a rehearsal often reveals something unexpected or amusing. Years ago I was at a professional video shoot and watched as the crew […]

November 28, 2016


Back from Cisco Live Cancun

Hello team!  It’s been two weeks since we were in beautiful Cancun for Cisco Live. We miss the energy and excitement of the event but we’re glad to be back to share our wonderful experience with you all.  The IT Management Program consisted of three days of presentations. Each day focused on different themes:  Day 1: […]

October 31, 2016


The Super Millennials

Hi Cisco Family!   We are thrilled to be joining technology innovators and educators at Cisco Live Cancun in November. We will be attending as part of the Super Millennial team connecting with our customers and partners throughout the IT Management Program.  Meet the Super Millennial Team:  Nat: Hi friends! I am proud to be representing the […]

October 12, 2016


Data Center Day V Millennial Team Recap

Data Center Day 2016 was an experience I won’t soon forget. With all the planning and preparation put into place leading up to the event, I knew it was going to go off without a hitch. What I didn’t quite know was exactly what value I’d find in my three short days in Allen. Between the team dinners, networking events, […]

October 10, 2016


Three New Security Realities That Every CSO Should Face

Anyone responsible for keeping their Enterprise information secure has to understand three events that have changed the nature of Cyber-Security forever: 1. The Perimeter has Disappeared There used to be...

September 23, 2016


Five More Technologies Every IT Employee Should Know About

After my last blog post was published, Five Technologies that Every IT Employee Should Know About, one reader commented, “There has got to be more than five.” Yes, there...

September 19, 2016


End-User Feedback Captured by Cisco InTouch Helps Improve IT Services

Cisco IT leaders recognized in early 2013 that employees were having amazing interactions with the devices and software they were using outside of work. Technologies like the iPhone, the iPad, and Gmail were rapidly becoming integral to their lives. Meanwhile, the tools and technologies that they used for work were not providing the same experience—and […]

September 16, 2016


My Favorite Superpower

I was at a movie theater recently, seated comfortably and waiting to see the latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, when I overheard a friendly debate among three young men in the row ahead of me. “If you could have one superpower, what would you want?”  It’s impolite to eavesdrop, but I had that […]

September 14, 2016


Architecture Talent Program Nurtures Key Skills, Fills Cisco IT Training Gap

People are a company’s greatest asset, which is why Cisco is deeply committed to fostering a climate of innovation, professional growth, and business-focused enrichment. This commitment was especially evident in Cisco IT’s Architecture Talent Program (ATP). The FY16 pilot program was launched to instill an Enterprise Architecture (EA) mindset among IT employees and build critical […]