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...
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...
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? […]
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 […]
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.
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...
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...
How The Internet of Everything will Cure Cancer
I recently stumbled upon a mobile app that will utilize the compute power of your mobile phone, while you are sleeping to decrypt protein sequences for cancer research. Even though utilizing an idle computer CPU for research isn’t something new, it caught my attention for the fact that it has now evolved to a mobile […]