Cisco on Cisco

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 […]

December 11, 2019

INSIDE CISCO IT

Weird places I’ve worked

It’s 25 years ago and I’m in the midst of my original career, as a newspaper reporter. I live and work in northern Los Angeles County, and the region has recently been rocked by the Northridge Earthquake. Caught in the widespread damage are my apartment and the City Hall building containing my office (and desktop […]

November 18, 2019

INSIDE CISCO IT

Seeing what’s really in your wiring closet

The office comms room (network distribution or server rooms) can often become an “out of sight, out of mind” storage closet for old equipment, file boxes, even bicycles and other personal items. we are applying the Meraki Smart Camera solution in Cisco IT to combat problems that we’re sure you face in your own network comms rooms!

November 12, 2019

INSIDE CISCO IT

Graduate perspective: Cisco may be large, but it operates like an agile startup

When I first joined the Cisco IT team in 2018 after graduating from university, I was eager to see how a large, global company like Cisco can efficiently develop and deliver solutions to its customers. I quickly discovered that while Cisco is big and complex, it operates very much like an agile startup, fueled by […]

November 6, 2019

INSIDE CISCO IT

Intent-Based Networking is on a roll

Takeaway from 2020 Global Networking Trends Report: Intent-Based Networking is on a roll. Here’s what’s fueling the projected nine-fold surge in adoption

October 7, 2019

INSIDE CISCO IT

Waste not, WAN

Our existing circuits comfortably handle terabytes of new Office 365 traffic, with Cisco SD-WAN technology.

October 2, 2019

INSIDE CISCO IT

Principles of Agile Infrastructure

Agile has long been considered an exclusive software paradigm. Now, here are 4 principles to bring agility to infrastructure organisations.