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Cisco Live 2014……IPv6 Is Everywhere!

It is so great to be back in one of my favourite cities - San Francisco !...

May 14, 2014

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Summary – Network Design for Automation

There has been a lot of recent online discussion about automation of the datacenter network, how we all may (or may not) need to learn programming, the value of a...

May 13, 2014

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Almost time for Cisco Live 2014 – San Francisco, CA – May 18-22

Can you believe it has been almost a year since we all gathered together in Orlando at Cisco Live? Well, it has and you know what that means - it...

May 8, 2014

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Cisco 500 Small Business Series

  There are almost 28 million small businesses in the US which have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995. Of those with websites, the average annual revenue was $5.03 million. With those statistics in mind, how do you build an infrastructure to support growth through it’s first 5 years and beyond? […]

May 6, 2014

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From Cisco Network Academy student to Cisco Champion

I was selected as a Cisco Champion for the year 2014. Becoming a Cisco Champion is a privilege for Cisco enthusiasts and experts who are passionate about sharing, teaching, and discussing (Cisco) network technologies. In this blog post, I want to tell you about the road I took from my first CCNA classes (Cisco Network […]

May 1, 2014

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Summary: The Value of Certifications – A Top Five List

I hold Cisco certifications in high regard not only for providing excellent training for supporting Cisco products but for first and foremost providing a firm foundation and platform on which to grow as a network engineer. Read my full article to find out my top five reasons for certifying.

May 1, 2014

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The Value of Certifications – A Top Five List

I’m new to the blog writing world but have been in the networking industry for several years now.  When I got started back in 2007, I was working my first job after graduating college and was recruited into a communications role, fresh out of the help desk, which I had landed the year prior. Cisco’s […]

Providing the Right Platform is Sometimes All it Takes

Change is the only constant. Except that it isn’t; constant that is. We are seeing changes to IT services, infrastructure, eco-systems, and business models, with consequent demands and expectations...

April 23, 2014

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A Day in the Life of the ecobee Smart Thermostat Part 2

In a previous article I talked about my thermostat and the Internet of Everything [read here] I questioned the true value my smart meter was providing to my home...