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November 14, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Happy Birthday, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure!

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity”. ~ Plato November 6, 2014 marked the one-year anniversary since the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) was officially announced in the ACI Launch Event at Waldorf Astoria, New York City. I had the privilege to attend the event; I thought to myself […]

November 13, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

The Evolution of Branch Connectivity

Over the past few weeks I’ve had the chance to come up from my rabbit hole of deployment projects and catch up on the tech news. In particular, the announcement at Interop New York where Cisco announced the new ISR 4400 family of routers along with a few other articles got me to thinking about how far branch office connectivity […]

November 6, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

On Being Wrong

I have always found it easy to confidently stand on what I know. I have found it even easier to stand on what I think I know. The difficult part is finding the line where one becomes the other. When does confidence become overconfidence? Sometimes, I only find out when my assumptions are proven wrong […]

October 29, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Cisco Features you should be using

I know more than once now the Cisco ISR/ISR-G2’s Series have been dubbed as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of networking devices, simply due to the amount of flexibility & the number of technologies available to you when deploying these devices. Luckily for us, these devices provide even more features available to us to assist with […]

October 27, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Summary: The First 4 Steps to Simplify Your Small Business Information Technology

Sam O’Daniel (better known as the Startup IT Guy) has put together a short list of steps to take when starting or just simplifying your business information technology.  If the next couple of months are your slow season, you can get these steps in motion to have a better handle on IT in the new […]

October 16, 2014

COLLABORATION

Nominations Open: Be a Champion for Collaboration

Who are the Cisco Champions? Perhaps you should be one. Now is the time to nominate yourself or a colleague for consideration for 2015! Let’s start with the biggest questions: Are you passionate about collaboration technology? Do you love expanding and sharing your knowledge?

October 8, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Evolution of the Super Administrator

Large enterprise organisations are traditionally siloed from an IT perspective. You have the Server Team, the Network Team, the Storage Team, the Security Team, the Application Team; you get the idea.  There are usually politics involved, where the IT Division resembles a kindergarten with playground arguments and disagreements. THE GAME IS CHANGING!  With the Software […]

October 2, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

The Evolution and Impact of Collaboration Technologies

As I sit here on an airplane en-route to San Jose with my MacBook Pro at hand, heading to an industry-leading networking event (albeit on my own time, yes – this is officially vacation), I’ve found myself reflecting on collaboration technologies and how I’ve seen them evolve in the short 15 years I’ve been working […]

September 26, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Cisco Certifications

IT Certifications are Popular! Hiring Managers are looking at candidates who have experience on the current technology they are hiring for, as well as their certification credentials. This helps them get a better picture of their abilities. Being a certified technician or engineer answers a few questions before you step in the door for a […]