Inside Cisco IT
To Outsource IT, or Not to Outsource IT? That is the Question.
Sharing IT stories is the backbone of Cisco on Cisco, and architecture is the backbone of IT. What happens when you outsource ALL of your IT, including the architecture? Sure, it may sound like a good idea, and there definitely are positive aspects to outsourcing some parts of IT; but when you lose control of your architecture, IT becomes slow […]
Data Center Day Shines in the Lone Star State
The third annual Cisco IT Data Center Day put a spotlight on the Internet of Everything (IoE) market transition and gains of deploying an Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Over 300 attendees, including 124 customers representing 85 different companies, attended the event held at our state-of-the-art data center in Allen, Texas.
Cisco IT Helps Groom Future STEM Talent
Fostering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is a business imperative for Cisco. STEM careers are an important element of Cisco IT, and factor significantly in growing our diverse pool of talent and maintaining competitive advantage. Cisco IT supports several company STEM initiatives through mentoring, IT training, and job programs with schools in local […]
Government, Trust, & Technology Services, Cisco SourceFire, and Contextual Network Awareness: A Proactive Approach …
One of the hardest things for a company to do is to embrace new technology and manage it in line with company policy. At most organizations, users are generally told not to access certain company data on certain devices, but they go around security controls because efficiency and convenience outweigh the risk. Rather than preventing […]
Bumbling and Stumbling in the Data Center
What’s the klutziest thing you’ve ever done in a Data Center? Over the years I’ve seen people drop tools, tangle patch cords and step into notched floor tiles. Once when I was giving a Data Center tour a fellow was so intent to see how outside air was drawn into the HVAC system that he […]
Network Dependency Mapping Helps Clean Up Our Application Portfolio
My team is moving hundreds of applications to our new Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) platform, and network dependency mapping is the first step in this migration. Most of Cisco IT’s...
Why Are We Reinventing Our Marketing Function?
Reena Tiwari Our customers’ expectations and buying behaviors are changing, and more brands compete for their attention. We either need to reinvent our approach to marketing or risk losing business to our competitors. The big change in buying behavior is that most of us now research a product online before we ever meet […]