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December 16, 2013

SECURITY

Our Unofficial Top Ten Cyber Trends for 2014

(I pulled this list together with the help of my colleague Martin Chorich. Or maybe it was the other way around. ) Every year, publications ranging from supermarket tabloids to serious academic journals issue forecasts for the coming year. Those with foresight hold on to these articles and read them again the following December for […]

October 1, 2013

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Social Media Measurement Twitter Chat Recap

Can there ever be enough discussion around “social media measurement”? While I joke as part of the opening of this post, it is a topic that we’ll continue to explore in upcoming #Ciscosmt activities. And as a follow up to my recent “Decoding Social Media Measurement” post, last Thursday Charlie Treadwell, Manager, Digital and Social […]

September 9, 2013

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Decoding Social Media Measurement

Have you ever felt like measuring social media was like a trying to crack a secret code? Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what data is important to measure out of all the information we are receiving. And as social media continues to become more of the way business is conducted, I’ve seen a shift […]

May 3, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

Taking the CUE to Reduce Carbon Emissions

More and more businesses these days are taking steps to reduce their carbon emissions.  (Cisco is one of them, as the company met a 25% greenhouse gas reduction goal last year and subsequently upped it to 40%.) There are several compelling reasons for doing so – some philosophical and others pragmatic.  Here are a few:

April 19, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

Bizarro On My Mind

Saturday morning wasn’t complete for me as a kid if it didn’t include a bowl of pre-sweetened cereal and time watching cartoons.  Challenge of the Super Friends was my favorite, thanks to its unforgettable opening sequence and the chance to see Superman, Batman and other heroes overcome the latest scheme by the Legion of Doom […]

April 10, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

Sniffing Out a Data Center’s PUE

Power Usage Effectiveness or PUE, is the most commonly used metric in Data Centers today.  Data Center industry organizations tout it, major companies brag about their scores, and energy efficiency certifications use it in their ratings. Despite how thoroughly it has been embraced, though, it’s not without flaws.  In my opinion, they mostly stem from […]

April 3, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

Data Center Metrics to Mull Over

How well is your Data Center performing? How do you know? I went shopping for a car last year and was pleased to see several models equipped with real-time displays of their miles per gallon performance.  That’s a great feature, in my opinion, because it offers drivers up-to-the-moment insight into how efficiently their cars are […]