Cisco on Cisco

July 20, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

Helping to keep employees safe by measuring workspace density with Cisco DNA Spaces

In collaboration with Chris Groves Employee safety is top of mind as pandemic lockdowns ease and we gradually welcome employees back to the office. We’ll bring back employees in waves, starting with the 20-30% of employees whose jobs require them to be in the office, like engineers with hands-on responsibilities for development, testing, and operations. […]

June 29, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

As the landscape evolves, so must the enterprise backbone

Most organizations today take advantage of cloud services. From software as a service (SaaS) to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), these cost-effective solutions help accelerate business and offer new opportunities for innovation. Within the Cisco network, we’ve seen an impact from changing traffic patterns as our clients adopt to Cloud Services. We see more and […]

June 1, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

Welcome to my virtual office – Webex Teams and my workstreams

I started working from home more than 15 years ago. Working from home is how I work – it might not be in an office building with open planning, quiet rooms, or massage chairs, but my home office stands up to the campuses across the world where I have colleagues.

May 13, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

Intersight: One-click UCS C-series configuration

Our rack server configurations were as varied as a bowl of jelly beans. With Intersight we’re limiting them to approved flavors. Cisco IT manages roughly 2,000 Cisco UCS C-series rack servers in multiple data centers around the world. Business teams use them for financial databases, security video storage, file backups, Hadoop, our on-premises private cloud, […]

May 5, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

GDPR versus flexible working & mobility

60% of Generation Y is nowadays preferring mobile for work and personal use, and the demand for working from anywhere at any time is growing. The work environment is changing into a more flexible model.

March 9, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

Collaboration gets more convenient with each new Webex Teams integration

Cisco IT’s vision for Webex Teams. is to bring collaboration tools right to our users’ fingertips by integrating Webex Teams with Cisco and third-party applications. We think of it as meeting people where they are — in any application.

March 2, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

A little magic with every purchase

When I was a kid, about two weeks before each school year started, my parents would take me shopping for clothes and school supplies. As a pre-teen I wasn’t exactly enthused about these trips, but one shop – a shoe store – always had my undivided attention at checkout time. The store’s cash registers sat […]

February 21, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

Screen, screen, on the wall, how does Cisco IT teach Webex to all?

Within Cisco, we naturally make extensive use of Cisco Webex for collaboration and we find all sorts of ways to engage our users and drive adoption. It’s really a planes, trains, and automobiles strategy. With employees in nearly 100 countries, using Webex is a great way to connect and communicate with colleagues. Webex Teams leverages asynchronous communication to allow […]

January 14, 2020

INSIDE CISCO IT

How AppDynamics helps improve IT applications

Choosing which application enhancements will best serve the most users can be a difficult decision for any development team, and it certainly is for mine. It can also be difficult for teams to identify the right sources of issues in application performance. Now, many of those decisions are easier for my team because of the […]