catalyst

June 23, 2017

TECHWISETV

What is an Intuitive Network?

How well do you understand what Cisco just announced? If you are the slight bit technical or just curious what the reality is behind all the grand talk...check out these shortcut videos from TechWiseTV.

February 20, 2017

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Leadership and Diversity: Catalysts for Change

There’s never been a better time to do something amazing. Within Cisco’s Digitization office (CDO) we are living this every moment and embracing this mantra as part of everything we...

September 7, 2016

NETWORKING

Upgrade Your Cat5e Cable Without Ever Touching A Wall

Today is the 17 year anniversary of my first video download. In September 1999, I was so excited to use the new robust 802.11a for an incredible 11 mbps download. Do you remember wireless networking 1999? Back then, if you had challenges at 11 mbps to download a video what did you do? You went […]

July 25, 2016

DATA CENTER

Bringing Consistent Automation Across Cisco Nexus and Catalyst with Ansible 2.1

We had a busy week around the middle of July with ChefConf 2016 (Austin, Texas July 11 – 13) and Cisco Live US (Las Vegas, Nevada July 10 – 14). Now we’re moving on to AnsibleFest July 28 San Francisco where Cisco is a Gold sponsor as well as a Networking Hub sponsor. I guess […]

February 9, 2016

NETWORKING

Slow and Steady Doesn’t Win This Digital Business Race

When I talk to network professionals, I routinely ask them about the one part of their job that keeps them up at night. The thing that consistently comes up is their network speed required for delivering a consistent reliable user experience: or specifically, the lack of it. They usually follow up this admission by saying […]

June 4, 2015

NETWORKING

Scan. Analyze. Improve! Introducing Switching and Wireless Best Practices on Cisco Active Advisor

In a recent post, we discussed Dimension Data’s 6th Network Barometer Report and its recommendations. Detailed in this exhaustive report, Dimension Data has found that 32% – about 1/3 – of all Service incidents are related to Human Error*. (* 6% Configuration Errors and 26% Other human errors) We’re all human and we all make mistakes […]

January 28, 2015

NETWORKING

Enterprise Networks Taking Center Stage at Cisco Live Milan

It is clear being an IT professional today is not easy, there are ever increasing demands on the network and on IT resources. Just look at some of the data out there: According to a report posted on Information Age 70% of businesses say that IT operations are holding them back. Research from the Cisco […]

September 15, 2014

NETWORKING

Prepare for Data Breaches! They Will Happen … to Anyone

Do you feel that you’ve been hearing a lot about data breaches lately? You are right! Take a look at the chart below. There is plenty of time left in September, but the data breach calendar is already filled with victim names. And August? I don’t even have enough space to put down all the […]