Perspectives

July 18, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

The other side of the jack: Is your Enterprise Network enterprise ready?

“Give me the best servers you have”, they said. “Give me the best computers you have”, they said. “Give me more mobile devices”, they said. “Give me the network required to use all these things”, they (almost) never said. The enterprise network is still very much considered to be just that hole in the wall […]

July 9, 2014

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The We’re Listening Blog Series: Simpler Licensing Registration Experience with Redesigned Portal

Brian Jeffries is a vice president of operations on Cisco’s Global Business Services team.  Working collectively with his colleagues across Cisco, he is responsible for increasing the speed and scale of end-to-end operational performance, driving efficiency and effectiveness, and simplifying the operational experience for our customers, partners, and sales field.  His key areas of focus […]

July 9, 2014

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Will Software Defined Networking Actually Happen?

As a writer for the IT media, conference speaker, and co-host of the Packet Pushers podcast, I cover emerging networking technologies often. The new tech that comes across my screen ranges in value from “I can’t believe that got funded,” to “Why has no one thought of this before?” and everything in between. As a […]

July 7, 2014

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The Art of Ambassador Programs: 5 tips from a geek

All right I confess I’m not that kind of geek. I admire and work with many IT engineers, but if you need me to configure a Nexus switch you’ll be out of luck. I am a geek though, and I know about building successful B2B and B2C Ambassador Programs. Before I start sharing my 2 […]

July 7, 2014

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The Internet of Everything: An Opportunistic View from the Clouds

The Internet of Everything (IoE) describes machine-to-machine (M2M) compute entities that track and measure real-time data that can be used to build out a data history for analytics that could be used to optimize the quality of life. The opportunity is represented by devices used in a person’s everyday life that are connected to the […]

July 2, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep18 ACI Updates

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists hosted by Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week we're talking about ACI Updates with Cisco Product Management Director,...

July 2, 2014

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Technology Behind the Surface

What do Walt Disney World, The Matrix, and Big Ben have in common?  On the surface they do not share much.  Each of these is special because everything that makes them tick, pun intended, are hidden from view of the consumers.  We all intuitively know there is a great deal of complexity behind the scenes, […]

July 2, 2014

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The We’re Listening Blog Series: Sharing Customer Experience Best Practices at the Walker B-to-B Customer Experien …

This month, I’m excited to welcome a very special guest author to the We’re Listening blog series. Joe Pinto is Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Technical Services group, with responsibility for a wide array of programs that support customer experience excellence at Cisco, including technical assistance, onsite and spare part logistics, certifications including CCIE, and […]

June 26, 2014

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Summary: Decoding UCS Invicta Part 2

Solid State Drives (SSD) 101 In part one of this series we covered the internals of HDDs and some basic techniques manufacturers use to increase performance. In part two we are going into a deep dive of Solid State Drives (SSD), how they work, and some caveats. The solid-state drives (SSDs) have a simple unit […]