Perspectives

November 19, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 41. Cisco Learning Labs (CLL)

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Engineering Technical Leader Raymond Viscaina, about Cisco Learning Labs (CLL). Lauren Friedman (@lauren) moderates and Brad Haynes is this week’s Cisco Champion guest host. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of […]

November 18, 2014

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An Engineer’s Thoughts on Work/Life Balance

Several months ago I became so busy with work that I subconsciously compiled a script that auto-executed every time someone asked any question vaguely resembling, “How have you been?”.  I didn’t have time to think of a human answer, so without hesitation, the canned response “busy” would sound from my lips. Often times we get […]

November 17, 2014

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Top 5 Tips for the IT Professional

We asked the 2014 Cisco Champions what advice they would give to someone starting in the IT industry. Cisco Champions are seasoned IT technical experts and influencers who enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco. The Cisco Champions program encompasses different areas of interest, such as Data Center, […]

November 14, 2014

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Happy Birthday, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure!

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity”. ~ Plato November 6, 2014 marked the one-year anniversary since the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) was officially announced in the ACI Launch Event at Waldorf Astoria, New York City. I had the privilege to attend the event; I thought to myself […]

November 13, 2014

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The Evolution of Branch Connectivity

Over the past few weeks I’ve had the chance to come up from my rabbit hole of deployment projects and catch up on the tech news. In particular, the announcement at Interop New York where Cisco announced the new ISR 4400 family of routers along with a few other articles got me to thinking about how far branch office connectivity […]

November 12, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 40. Catalyst (6k) VSS Quad Sup SSO

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Shawn Wargo about the Catalyst 6k and VSS. Lauren Friedman (@Lauren) moderates and Chris Nickl and Denise Fishburne are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See […]

November 6, 2014

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On Being Wrong

I have always found it easy to confidently stand on what I know. I have found it even easier to stand on what I think I know. The difficult part is finding the line where one becomes the other. When does confidence become overconfidence? Sometimes, I only find out when my assumptions are proven wrong […]

November 4, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 39. Video Infrastructure Updates

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Collaboration Product Marketing Director Thomas McCafferty and Cisco Collaboration Solutions Product Marketing Manager Angela Murphy, about Video Infrastructure Updates. Kim Austin (@ciscokima) moderates and Chris Nickl and Brad Haynes are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the […]

October 29, 2014

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Cisco Features you should be using

I know more than once now the Cisco ISR/ISR-G2’s Series have been dubbed as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of networking devices, simply due to the amount of flexibility & the number of technologies available to you when deploying these devices. Luckily for us, these devices provide even more features available to us to assist with […]