enterprise networks

August 19, 2015

NETWORKING

The Evolution of Networking Software

As a long time networking veteran, I’ve watched our industry change and respond to a wide variety of disruptive changes. I remember PictureTel ISDN videoconferences on the IBM PC. Then came  IP video conferencing in the early ’90s.  Things picked up 1991, when Microsoft launched Windows Media Player 1.0. Though Windows Media Player and Microsoft […]

June 24, 2015

NETWORKING

Quick Tips for Tracking Alerts

It’s no secret, networks, in general, are more challenging to manage than before. As networks increase in complexity to embrace new business innovations, they may require more supporting devices, which, in turn, can result in even more alerts to manage. If you’re a network manager or security officer, what are you going to do? At […]

April 27, 2015

NETWORKING

Cisco Intelligent WAN with Akamai Connect At Interop

Interop is just around the corner. I am sure there will be plenty of thought provoking content about how to transform IT, compelling demos, and SDN everywhere. But let’s not forget the reality of most IT organizations today. The majority face the fact that digital innovation is overwhelming their enterprise network. Everything from internal and […]

April 8, 2015

INSIDE CISCO IT

How Cisco IT is Moving to Integrated Network Management

Do you recognize this situation? The network is growing and becoming more complex, but it is managed by a collection of narrowly focused management tools that can’t keep up. This is the situation we faced in Cisco IT. Our previous network management systems were a mixed bag: A few Cisco products here, a few third-party […]

March 27, 2015

NETWORKING

Gartner Recognizes Cisco WAAS as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

I’m very excited and proud to announce that Gartner has placed Cisco into the Leaders quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization. We believe this accomplishment reflects the...

November 14, 2014

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Join Cisco at SPS IPC Drive 2014

Automation experts are planning to attend SPS IPC Drive, the largest electrical automation event in Europe, which takes place in Nuremberg, Germany, November 25 to 27. Following the very positive experience of last year, Cisco has a significant presence at this event, focusing on the theme “Internet of Things: Connecting the Unconnected.” Join us in with our booth […]

November 4, 2014

NETWORKING

Built for the Last Mile: The new 800M Series ISR

At CiscoLive Cancun we are introducing a new addition to the 800 ISR family, the new 800M Series. What does the “M” stand for? The “M” stands for modular, as this is the first 800 series platform with pluggable modules that give flexibility in the field.  Why do you need flexibility? The 800M is designed […]

October 29, 2014

INSIDE CISCO IT

ISE and IOE

At a recent offsite, the Identity Services Engine (ISE) project team, and our InfoSec and Mobility teams spoke at length about how we will tackle the challenge of getting all Internet of Everything (IoE) devices securely on the network. Cisco IT has an aggressive schedule for the deployment of ISE capabilities in our FY15 (Fiscal […]

October 22, 2014

INSIDE CISCO IT

How Cisco IT Is Preparing the Global WAN for More Cloud Applications

Cisco IT is preparing our global WAN for employees’ growing use of third-party cloud services. Already we use more than 400 cloud services. The most popular are Cisco WebEx, Salesforce, SAP, and Office365.