Inside Cisco IT
Why IT Standardization?
Cisco IT has over our history become more and more standardized, with standard architectures (which are continuously upgraded to meet future business needs), and standard products, designs, software versions, and configurations. But we’ve never really told the story about WHY we have standardized so thoroughly. Many customers ask “What is the value of a global […]
A Wider View of Collaboration – and its Benefits
“Collaboration” usually means “people working together productively by sharing voice, video, and data”. Inside Cisco, the standard idea of Collaboration includes a lot of IT Technology, like: all voice-based Unified Communication (that is, all IP Telephony from hardware and software phones, and all Unity voicemail, and all Contact Centers) all Video conferencing (from Jabber or […]
Making Noise About a Quiet Data Center
I like touring Data Centers. Whether it’s a makeshift space with out-of-control cabling or a state of the art, innovative facility, I’m always curious to see how companies accommodate their computing equipment and tackle the inevitable challenges of space, power and cooling. Ten years ago I visited a then-new Data Center in the western United […]
Indoor GPS: How We’re Personalizing the Mobile App Experience
Kenny Chen We’re always looking for ways to improve the experience at Cisco tradeshows and other events. There’s free Wi-Fi. And attendees can download the Cisco Events app (powered by GenieConnect by Lanyon) for information about all global events. This includes conference agendas, surveys, interactive maps, a network connection, speaker and exhibitor listings, and more. […]
Agile in Action – eStore and Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
We are hearing so much about Agile and Fast IT at present and so I wanted to share an example of a key Agile concept in action within Cisco IT – that of ‘Minimum Viable Product’ (MVP). This simple yet powerful concept empowers you to get your product out into the marketplace as quickly as […]
Cisco Live Milan 2015 – The IT Millennial Perspective
Stepping into the Milan conference center (MiCo) it became clear not much could prepare you for the magnitude of the event that is Cisco Live. It’s a Sunday afternoon, but the venue is alive and buzzing with staff making final preparations for the week ahead.
The Executive Value of Cisco’s Data Center Day
Cisco IT is excited to be hosting its third Data Center Day in Allen, Texas this year on April 14th. Last September, Data Center Day was attended by 144 customers from...
My Week at CiscoLive! Milan 2015 – The IT Management Program
Change happens either with us, by us or to us. Especially during the 3 Day IT Management Track at Cisco Live in Milan. We heard many things about leadership, disruption, change and innovation, and why it is the most important for leaders to listen, while sending the right signals to the audience. As Kevin Murray […]
How Cisco IT Adopts New Technologies in the Data Center
I'd like to give you an inside look at our Allen Data Center and go over how Cisco IT is adopting new technologies and capabilities while at the same time...