enterprise networks

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.

July 28, 2014

NETWORKING

Three Steps for IT to Deliver Better Business Results

The situation that many IT people find themselves in today is dripping with irony. They’ve deployed so many innovations over the years to address so many business challenges, that now most of their time is dedicated to simply keeping their systems running. Without incremental resources during these lean budget times, their new innovation cycles decline […]

July 18, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

The other side of the jack: Is your Enterprise Network enterprise ready?

“Give me the best servers you have”, they said. “Give me the best computers you have”, they said. “Give me more mobile devices”, they said. “Give me the network required to use all these things”, they (almost) never said. The enterprise network is still very much considered to be just that hole in the wall […]

July 3, 2014

NETWORKING

A Major IT Shift – Delivering Business Outcomes

During geek-fests like CiscoLive, it’s easy to become hypnotized by all the amazing technology. So many smart people are innovating in so many amazing ways. When the party’s over, though, we all need to get back to business. Not just CIO’s and CTO’s – everyone in IT needs to focus on business outcomes – now […]

March 18, 2014

NETWORKING

Shining a New Light on Shadow IT

More people than ever are talking about “shadow IT” nowadays.  As the name implies, it’s mysterious, perhaps even malevolent by some people’s standards.  From a traditional IT vantage point, this negative view may be somewhat justified given the risks it creates around security, compliance, productivity, and technology investment. But let’s look at it from another […]

February 28, 2014

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

No matter how harsh is your work environment, Cisco has you covered

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” – Popular US Postal Service motto Many of my US colleagues have told me that they grew up hearing the phrase above and thinking how reliable their mail service is, even under the harshest […]

February 21, 2014

NETWORKING

Cisco Enterprise Networking News – Friday Roundup

I wanted to share a few fun things that happened / I learned this week and note what’s coming next. 1. In the last few days we had a not one but two webinars this week, but you can FIND ALL THE WEBINARS if you want. Tweet Unifying BYOD Onboarding and Network Access PolicyTweet Wireless […]

February 18, 2014

NETWORKING

How to Improve Your IT Budget and Your Career

With increasing demands and decreasing budgets, these are challenging times for many IT professionals. Some savvy IT people, however, are growing their budgets and improving their careers by forging partnerships with business groups who can benefit most from IT’s expertise, and are willing to help pay for it. Which business groups are most likely to […]