IT

How Cisco is Increasing Professional Opportunities for Women in the Middle East

Today on Triple Pundit, Leon Kaye writes about the challenges Saudi Arabian women face in finding meaningful employment, and how the Cisco Networking Academy program is helping...

August 19, 2013

DATA CENTER

Under the Cloud, a Climate Change for IT

Cloud has had a deep impact on the fundamental ways in which IT services are consumed. Yet we are only on the cusp of the transformation. Cisco estimates that connections among people, processes, data, and things will surge from “only” 10 billion today to 50 billion by 2020. Cloud’s value as a key delivery system […]

July 21, 2013

NETWORKING

Higher Education Races Towards 802.11ac

[Webinar] 802.11ac in Higher Education | Wednesday July 24 at 3pm PST < REGISTER It’s no secret that mobile devices are playing a larger part in today's...

July 16, 2013

MANUFACTURING

Converge OT with IT for Business Benefits in Manufacturing

At the recent Cisco Live 2013 event in Orlando, I talked about the business value of converging operations technology (OT)—used for industrial automation systems—with IT business networks, in order to create more secure, end-to-end, standard communications and control.  Regarding business value of IT/OT convergence for machine builders/integrators and consequently their manufacturing customers, I referenced a […]

NetAcad Students Win 2 of 3 Medals in WorldSkills Competition for Networking Administration

I am still in awe at the incredible WorldSkills event that took place in Leipzig, Germany last week. It was truly amazing to see thousands of the most talented youth from around the world compete for the top title in their skill. World Skills brings top international trainees age 23 and younger to compete for […]

Cisco Networking Academy Students Participate in “Workforce Olympics”

Olympic athletes train hard year round to be the best in their sport. Every 4 years we have the chance to watch them give it their all and compete on a global level. Did you know that a similar event takes the most talented, skilled workers from around the world to compete head-to-head for a […]

Women Have the Skills to Stand Out in STEM Fields

This blog was initially published on the Huffington Post This week, my boss, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers, is being recognized at the U.S. STEM Solutions Summit...

June 12, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

Email and Calendaring Social Community Decreases IT Support Caseload

In my previous blog post, I talked about how adding a social support layer enabled the IT Mobility team within Cisco to realize cost avoidance of $650k, which was leveraged for new, innovative projects. Benefits were also seen in Cisco IT’s Email and Calendaring WebEx Social community. Since it’s launch in Q4FY12, the Email and […]

Driving Success for Midsize Businesses with New Website

I’m happy to announce a new resource for companies with 100-1,000 employees:  the Cisco Midsize Business Solutions website. Built for midsize IT and business leaders, it discusses current market influences and top challenges with insights on how to address them. With solutions, case studies, videos, and tools, it provides these leaders with the information they […]