workforce

Networking Academy Students Get Hands-On at Cisco Live

About ten years ago, Courtney Church was studying to be a personal trainer. Then she realized that “people didn’t want to work out, but they needed their computers fixed.” So she did a 180 on her career, spent 8 years with the Best Buy Geek Squad, then enrolled in a Cisco Networking Academy course at […]

April 21, 2014

EDUCATION

Recap: Recommendations for a Sound Technology Future

I recently sat down with Arvind Hickman of HR Magazine UK to discuss the skills gap in the technology sector. We talked about the challenges of filling the critical technology slots that business demands, particularly in developed countries, where the biggest gaps exist. Cisco has been proactive in surveying the global market, forecasting each country’s […]

April 29, 2013

NETWORKING

Rethinking the Mobile Workplace with BYOD

Providing the Freedom Employees Need, Without Compromises BYOD continues to get headlines, as organizations look for ways to help users work the way they want, when and where they want—with the device they choose. Ultimately, mobility is more than BYOD. At Cisco, we believe work is a verb, not a place you go to – […]

January 28, 2013

MANUFACTURING

Reshaping the Manufacturing Industry Perception to Attract the Next Generation

In a time when the manufacturing industry is in dire need of new employees as more and more baby boomers move to retire, I find it interesting that more than 50 percent of 2011 college graduates are either jobless or underemployed (AP Report). To me the numbers don’t add up. Sure, at first glance, it’s […]