design

September 15, 2015

EDUCATION

Refreshed Wireless and Design Certifications Offer Up-to-date Skills for IT Professionals

As the technology landscape continues its rapid transformation, those who work in the industry are faced with the constant challenge of keeping their skills up-to-date. To address the needs of professionals looking to build, assess and continually reinforce wireless technology or network design expertise throughout the spectrum of their career, we are announcing updates to […]

June 17, 2015

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Cisco.com: Did you notice?

If you’re an astute visitor to Cisco.com, you’ll notice a couple of our prominent pages have gotten some nice functional updates. . First, the all new Support & Downloads page, which went just through some tweaks, streamlining, and a mobile-friendly update: Some new functions on the new Support & Downloads page: Quicker searches for downloads […]

Yes, a New Cisco.com Home Page

We’ve updated the design of the Cisco.com home page. Not just because we wanted to, but for you. Here’s a point by point overview, starting with the desktop/laptop version: Same top of page navigation. We’ve keep the same top of page categories, and “mega menu” navigation, as these work very well today. (Yes, we’ll continue […]

April 1, 2015

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Feed Your April 1st Appetite with These Retro Cisco.com Pages

It’s fun seeing some of the quirky examples of home pages on web sites today, including Amazon’s retro “April 1, 1999” page. I can’t think of a time we’ve ever done anything like that on Cisco.com, mainly because we don’t want to distract customers from the jobs they’re coming to do with us.  But, if you […]

March 31, 2015

COLLABORATION

Mastering Design, One Red Dot at a Time

One of my favorite designers, John Maeda, believes that the most successful tech companies of the future will really be design companies. When John’s somewhat bold prediction is put in the context of this quote from Steve Jobs, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” – […]

February 3, 2015

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Our spiffy new tablet app

In case you missed it, Cisco now has a tablet version of our flagship app.  And it’s great. Some new features include: Products use a ‘touch’ visual navigation structure Quicker navigation through ‘bookmarking’  without the need to login Video Datasheets delivered via the tablet app Comprehensive Internet of Everything and social media coverage Partner content, […]

December 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

Why Upgrade to MDS 9700

MDS 9500 family has supported customers for more than a decade helping them  through FC speed transitions from 1G, 2G, 4G, 8G and 8G advanced without forklift upgrades. But as we look in the future the MDS 9700 makes more sense for a lot of data center designs.  Top four reasons for customers to upgrade are […]

December 16, 2014

SECURITY

A Circular Problem in Current Information Security Principles

Editor’s Note: In this second installment of the blog series on more responsive security, we take a closer look at the circular problems associated with four common security principles in managing “weak link” risks in Information Technology organizations. Before discussing what constitutes this responsive approach to security, let us first look at a few of […]

October 1, 2014

DATA CENTER

MDS 9700 Scale Out and Scale Up

This is the final part on the High Performance Data Center Design. We will look at how high performance, high availability and flexibility allows customers to scale up or scale out over time without any disruption to the existing infrastructure.  MDS 9710 capabilities are field proved with the wide adoption and steep ramp within first year […]