Is Your K-12 Network Ready for Common Core Standards?
What do IT and K12 Common Core Standards have in common? Forty-five states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted the...
New Year, New Challenges, New Successes:
SDN Bringing Agility, Security and TCO to Campus and Branch Networks
Before recently taking on a new role as Cisco’s vice president and general manager of Software-Defined Network (SDN) with the enterprise networking group, I served as the vice president and...
How Aligned Are Business and IT Priorities?
Innovation is critical to the success of every organization. According to a recent Cisco survey, 84% of business leaders agree that technology innovation is a critical or very important strategic differentiator for their companies. However, this survey also revealed that technology investments made by business and IT leadership are not always aligned. So how can […]
Bridging the Looming Global IT Security Professional Shortage
I must admit that I recorded the accompanying video blog post before I had a chance to read the 2014 Cisco Annual Security Report (CASR), but this time slip on my part sets up a now-more-than-ever situation for what I’m about to tell you. The CASR projects 500,000 to 1,000,000 person global shortage in the […]
Introducing Cisco Prime Service Catalog version 10.0
I’m excited to announce the recent release of our next-generation service catalog software, Cisco Prime Service Catalog version 10.0. (Click here for a larger image.) As previously introduced in my colleague Song’s blog post, Cisco Prime Service Catalog is an industry-leading IT service catalog solution for any managing any type of service request – from […]
Year in Review: Top 10 Mobility Blogs of 2013
Takeaway: The Cisco Enterprise Mobility group has stayed ahead of the competition by staying innovative and cutting edge while delivering quality, high performing products and solutions, while displaying thought leadership...
Top 5 Insights from the Internet Summit #ISUM13
Fellow Cisco IT Blogger, Aaron Chiles, and I had the great fortune to attend the Internet Summit in Downtown Raleigh last week. For those of you unfamiliar with the awesomeness that is the East Coast and thus the Internet Summit – it is “the Southeast’s largest gathering of digital minds – 2,000 innovators, senior marketers, […]
The Internet of Things opens up new energy management opportunities
There was a point in time when classrooms had one, maybe two things to plug in – most likely an overhead projector. When teachers were done teaching for the day, it was powered down to make sure electricity was not wasted. Over the years, the number of devices needed per individual has exploded as the […]