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September 17, 2013

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How Cisco IT Prepares for the Apple iPhone 5S, 5C and iOS 7

With all of the buzz around Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5S, 5C and the launch date of iOS 7 — we’ve decided to check-in with our Brett Belding, IT Senior Manager, IT Mobility Services, and the IT Mobility Services team. Brett and the rest of the IT Mobility Services team have interactive discussions on industry […]

September 9, 2013

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Collaboration is Hot: Cisco IT Virtual Events Earns 2013 InformationWeek 500 Recognition

I am thrilled to announce that Cisco IT’s Virtual Events service has been selected by InformationWeek as one of the top 500 technology innovations in the U.S. for 2013. Specifically, Virtual Events came in at #152.  It is always gratifying to receive industry recognition – both for the technology innovation as well as visibility for […]

September 6, 2013

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SIP Trunking: Less Cost, More Services

Voice over IP for business telephony is old news. But when business enterprises like Cisco connected to the outside world, they still used old-world technology. In the past two years Cisco IT has migrated its big connections to the outside world to Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).  This move has saved us millions per year, made […]

August 30, 2013

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Zero Touch Deployment in the DNA of Cisco

This video blog describes the value of simplicity in the Internet of Everything world and Zero Touch Deployment (ZTD) as a key enabling technology for Cisco, Cisco IT and any IT organization. Plamen Nedeltchev, Ph.D. and Distinguished Engineer for Cisco IT describes the challenges and opportunities of zero touch deployment technologies when simplifying the way users […]

August 21, 2013

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SDN and Network Programmability: First Five Use Cases for Cisco IT

The Cisco IT network services team views network programmability—the broader category that includes SDN, or Software-Defined Networking—as one of our top priorities. To clarify terms, SDN is a network architecture that decouples the control plane (that is, the building of a routing table) from the data plane, moving the control plane to a software-based centralized […]

August 16, 2013

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UC on UCS – The Invisible Servers

Cisco IT completely changed our voice and video infrastructure in the data center – and nobody noticed! We changed the systems that Cisco IT uses to run ALL our voice and video supporting: 200,000 voice endpoints in 540 buildings around the world, 87,000 voicemail boxes 1600 TelePresence units 8.6 Million Webex meetings per year Our […]

August 14, 2013

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ACE Network: Bringing the Power of Video Meetings to Mobile BYOD Users

I spend a big part of my workday in virtual meetings, as an organizer, participant, or both. When I’m in my office, I can join those meetings from my desktop video endpoint, a Cisco TelePresence EX90, and enjoy the benefits of video communications. But work isn’t necessarily a place that you go to anymore. I […]

August 8, 2013

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Big Data and the Internet of Everything

According to a recent Cisco News article the Internet of Everything (IoE) is a multi-trillion dollar opportunity that incorporates data gathering, data processing, data analysis, data visualization, data optimization, data storage and retrieval, etc.  Data is being generated at an exponential rate and with the IoE even more data will be generated. The companies that […]

July 31, 2013

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SDN 101: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Do It

Despite all the buzz about software-defined networking (SDN), many organizations don’t yet have a clear idea of how it will benefit them. In this blog, I’ll tackle the what and why of SDN, and explain the different approaches you can consider. What: A Disruptive Approach to Network Control For the last quarter century, network devices […]