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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 […]

July 29, 2013

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Collaboration and Summer Interns

We’re officially in the middle of summer and at Cisco IT that means we’re knee deep in our summer internship program.  Working with the summer interns is one of the best parts of my job. I absolutely love our interns’ unbridled energy and enthusiasm. They are refreshing in their honesty and bring new ideas and […]

July 18, 2013

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ACE Network: Building Stronger Team Relationships with Video Calls

In my job as Program Manager for the Cisco IT Advanced Cisco Experience (ACE) Program, I need to meet regularly with my team members, leaders of the user communities we serve, and other colleagues who are all over the world. Sure, I could handle some of these interactions with an audio-only phone call, but I’d […]

July 17, 2013

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How Cisco IT Delivers Teleworker Services

What does it actually take to enable the 89 percent of Cisco employees who do at least some of their work remotely? For Cisco IT, this challenge means supporting products and services on both sides of the connection: in the teleworker’s home (and on their mobile devices) and in the Cisco corporate network. Cisco Teleworkers […]

July 11, 2013

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Why I Chose a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Career

Recently I was asked by DeVry University, one of our Cisco customers, to participate in a video interview on the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers for women. It gave me a reason to pause and reflect on my own career journey, what prompted my start in business and how that journey […]