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 States that had several interesting features. Two elements – and the moments I discovered them – still stick with me.
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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.
We’ve just taken another big step, with indoor wayfinding. The debut was at a Cisco sales event in London, held November 12-14, 2014. Attendees could see their current location on the app’s interactive event map, making it easier to find their way around. They also learned about upcoming sessions, games, and other news from banner ads that the events team swapped out throughout the day, without any involvement from the IT team. Read More »
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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 possible with only the essential feature sets. From here, you can gain experience, hear what your users have to say and assess your next steps. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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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 75 companies. With registration now open this event is expected to fill up fast! Read More »
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