Meeting the demand for Cloud technology skills
What makes the cloud such an attractive option for enterprises? The cloud empowers IT to act as a broker of business critical IT services. It helps the organization become a...
4+1 Practices for Effective Lifelong IT Learning (Part 2)
Happy with how you go about learning, or wish you could learn more, learn more quickly, and even just do it? Today’s post continues what was begun in the previous post, namely a list of good practices to consider to improve how you go about learning throughout your IT career. The previous post set up […]
4+1 Practices for Effective Lifelong IT Learning (Part 1)
The debate of what we should be learning seems to be a more frequent topic today. For instance, there’s been a long-standing question for each new networker: after learning a little about routing and switching, does a relative newbie dive deep into route/switch? Move on to learn voice? Or security? Data Center? Or for emerging […]
Alternative Learning Tactics for the Busy Professional
When it comes to career development, time is a currency that must be spent wisely. I myself am a full-time dad, a full-time network engineer, and that leaves little time for personal endeavors. However we must still allocate time to develop our skillsets outside of work. Here are some tips for doing just that.
Top 5 Learnings for Any Digital and Social Media Professional
It’s hard to believe that over eight years have passed since I started working with Cisco. Along the way, I learned so much from peers, the industry, and about myself....
2014 Digital and Social Media Trends Twitter Chat Recap
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Let’s Chat! #Ciscosmt Series 2014 Digital and Social Media Trends Twitter chat. What a lively discussion and a special thanks...
Exploring 2014 Digital and Social Media Trends
It’s hard to believe another calendar year is coming to an end less than 2 months. I’m amazed at the pace of which digital and social media continue...
Diving In: A How To Guide to Twitter
Have you been thinking about becoming more active on Twitter and haven’t gotten around to it yet? Often, it can be difficult to dive in. I’ve seen this often through planning a department wide social media plan, and I’ve gotten the same questions from both new hires and executives. Common concerns I’ve heard are: What […]
Educause: Bringing Together Technology and Education to Invest in Our Future
It’s amazing to think about the way a traditional classroom operated only a few years ago. As Renee Patton recently pointed out in her blog post, there were rules, there were barriers, and they were all kept within the confines of an educational institution. As technology has advanced, those rules have been challenged, barriers overcome, […]