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October 23, 2015

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AMP Threat Grid Extends and Bolsters Our Ability to Combat Malicious Malware

New, clever, and dangerous malware is being devised all the time. After a piece of malware is well known, signature-based defenses such as antivirus and other detection and prevention tools can catch it. But what about new, increasingly insidious malware that isn’t well known? Last year, Cisco acquired the dynamic malware analysis and threat intelligence […]

October 21, 2015

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Cisco Live! LATAM 2015 – The IT Millennial Team

It's almost time for Cisco Live! Cancun. ¡Qué emoción! In just under three weeks, IT professionals across Latin America will be united in Cancun. We, the IT Millennial Team,...

October 19, 2015

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Cisco IT’s User Experience Playbook: Feedback Systems and Sentiment Analysis

For us to make user experience (UX) a pervasive, positive experience for users across the company, we need to put feedback systems and sentiment analysis in place. This process helps enable continuous improvement and in-the-moment feedback. That’s what Chapter 4 of our Cisco IT User Experience Playbook is all about. How do we know the impact our services are having […]

October 16, 2015

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Cisco IT Promotes STEM Initiatives

My previous blog about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) highlighted examples of how Cisco IT is supporting STEM initiatives through mentoring, IT training, and job programs with schools in local communities. Here I’d like to spotlight the Boys and Girls in Leadership and STEM program, which aims to motivate middle school youth to consider STEM careers […]

October 8, 2015

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Requiem for a Data Center

Cisco IT has, as you may have heard, been shutting down some of its Data Centers. We’ve closed dozens of older facilities – some large, many small – in the past 10 years, consolidating into purpose-built rooms that better enable our business. The latest to close was the company’s longest-running Development Data Center, located at […]

September 30, 2015

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

As I’ve mentioned in more than one post, I enjoy touring Data Centers.  One detail I pay attention to during these visits is signage. Are patch panels and structured cabling labeled, so it’s easy to trace connections between devices? Is electrical circuit information provided at each cabinet location, so power feeds can be quickly identified? Do alarms (fire […]

September 16, 2015

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Cisco Supports User Data Privacy in Landmark Case between Microsoft and the US Government

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments in Microsoft’s litigation with the U.S. government over data stored in its Ireland data center. Cisco joined together with Verizon, HP, eBay, salesforce, and Infor to file an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of Microsoft’s position. The Government of […]

September 14, 2015

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The Origins of Fast IT

Fast IT – It started in our Data Center, and now it’s everywhere httpv://youtu.be/sChoGrmpNmw “Fast IT” started for...

August 28, 2015

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Cisco IT’s User Experience Playbook: Content, Search, and Collaboration

Have you or one of your co-workers ever said “I can’t find my stuff!”? We’ve heard it a lot. Chapter 3 of Cisco IT’s User Experience (UX) Playbook is dedicated to never having to hear “I can’t find my stuff” again.