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April 12, 2013

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Cyber Security – CSO Insights

John Stewart, Cisco Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, explains how Cyber Security is at the forefront of today’s “hacktivism” campaign and becoming a popular topic not only to security professionals, but CEO’s as well. John highlights the importance of “in-memory” threats and how data is no longer on software or disk while being […]

April 10, 2013

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Sniffing Out a Data Center’s PUE

Power Usage Effectiveness or PUE, is the most commonly used metric in Data Centers today.  Data Center industry organizations tout it, major companies brag about their scores, and energy efficiency certifications use it in their ratings. Despite how thoroughly it has been embraced, though, it’s not without flaws.  In my opinion, they mostly stem from […]

April 5, 2013

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The Network is Changing the World: New Business Realities Transform Network Architecture

Understanding future demands on the network are instrumental in developing a robust and scalable network architecture. As seen below, projected growth in mobile, video, and IP traffic is staggering.

April 3, 2013

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Data Center Metrics to Mull Over

How well is your Data Center performing? How do you know? I went shopping for a car last year and was pleased to see several models equipped with real-time displays of their miles per gallon performance.  That’s a great feature, in my opinion, because it offers drivers up-to-the-moment insight into how efficiently their cars are […]

March 27, 2013

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Telecommuting – A Working Dad’s Perspective

For the majority of my IT career, I’ve been very fortunate and grateful for the various technologies Cisco provides that allow me to effectively manage and juggle my professional and personal life.  As a first time father to a beautiful and precious one-year-old girl, the flexibility to work anytime and anywhere is a tremendous benefit! […]

March 22, 2013

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A Day in the Life of a Cisco Millennial: Around the World in One Day

Wednesday 20th March 2013, 06:30. Eight months into my new graduate job and the familiar, inevitable sound of my morning alarm starts to ring. Being the middle of the week, work is in full flow and it looks like I’ve got a busy day ahead but you know what? I’ve still got time. I click […]

March 20, 2013

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Telework: A Manager’s Perspective

The benefits of teleworking—better work/life balance and more flexibility—sure sound great from an employee’s point of view. But from a manager’s perspective, is telework really successful for getting work done? Can a team really be effective if many of the members never work together in person? Yes, if you create the right policies and environment […]

March 15, 2013

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Video is Key to My Team’s Telework Success

What makes telework so successful for Cisco and its employees? For me the answer is simple and powerful: video.

March 14, 2013

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Collaboration is Hot … How Collaboration Technologies Can Enable Corporate Healthcare

I’ve talked a lot about how collaboration technology helps companies better communicate and connect with internal and external teams – both locally and globally – and all of the business benefits that come along with that.  What I haven’t addressed up until today is how collaboration technology can also be used to provide healthcare benefits […]