architecture

February 26, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco@MWC: New Capabilities, Services & Customers, Setting the Foundation for 5G

Cisco is at Mobile World Congress (MWC), showing off new technologies and solution capabilities, 5G offerings, demonstrations, and new customers.

September 14, 2016

INSIDE CISCO IT

Architecture Talent Program Nurtures Key Skills, Fills Cisco IT Training Gap

People are a company’s greatest asset, which is why Cisco is deeply committed to fostering a climate of innovation, professional growth, and business-focused enrichment. This commitment was especially evident in Cisco IT’s Architecture Talent Program (ATP). The FY16 pilot program was launched to instill an Enterprise Architecture (EA) mindset among IT employees and build critical […]

February 3, 2016

DATA CENTER

The Most Boring Service We offer … And how to bring down a data center in one easy snip!

I do enjoy the (sometimes irreverent!) perspectives of some articles on data center in the UK publication “The Register“, and the story of how a data center change went wrong made me laugh, cringe and cry at the same time – the change being when an electrician cut the wrong wire and brought down a […]

January 12, 2016

DATA CENTER

Your New Year’s Resolution for 2016: Start with a Cisco Domain Ten Workshop

A few years ago, I wrote a series of blogs on Cisco’s Domain Ten(SM)  framework.  Since then, we’ve used this simple yet powerful analysis tool to help guide many customers on data center and IT transformation projects.  I personally found it quite notable that leading market analyst firm IDC, recognizing Cisco as the worldwide leader […]

September 23, 2015

DATA CENTER

Part 2: Why not Initiate a “Save to Invest” Program for your Data Center?

Two weeks ago, in my previous blog, I invited you to consider ways in which you could initiate a “Save to Invest” program for your data center. That is, how can you save money from your current data center spend, in order to re-invest it into currently un- or -under-funded areas of your data center. Thanks to […]

September 9, 2015

DATA CENTER

Why not Initiate a “Save to Invest” Program for your Data Center? (Part 1)

 As a Scot, I have a natural predisposition – almost a gene – for money saving initiatives!  As I’ve been researching new initiatives in my work for Cisco Services over the past few months, I’ve become aware of – for the first time I am ashamed to say in some cases – some huge sinks […]