Steam Client Update Released

A new Steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded. Changes since the last major release include the following:GeneralFixed a rare crash during login for some usersImproved performance of local file validation, particularly for …

The Router That Speaks

Have you ever imagined what your car, phone, laptop, or anything you own for that matter, would say if it could speak? I think my phone would tell me to stop dropping it.  My car would beg me to get it washed. What if the routers that have been powering your branch network all these […]

A Modern Approach To Patient Sitting

Studies show that up to 15% of patients may fall one or more times during their hospital stay – with some incurring a serious injury. Traditionally, 1/1 patient sitters have been used to help prevent falls and alleviate the risk of patient roaming.  While this is a viable, albeit costly, solution, it is fraught with […]

NASCIO Wrap-Up: What’s Next?

I just wrapped up an incredible three days at the National Association of State CIO’s (NASCIO) Annual Conference. The event is the largest gathering of state government IT in the country. I loved getting to hear best practices, discuss challenges, and swap stories with the best and brightest minds across all 50 states. I know […]

Five More Technologies Every IT Employee Should Know About

After my last blog post was published, Five Technologies that Every IT Employee Should Know About, one reader commented, “There has got to be more than five.” Yes, there are at least five additional compelling technology topics to know. Here are my choices to complete a “Top 10” list.   Security Universal security is at […]

Introducing Cisco HyperFlex For GPU-Accelerated VDI At NVIDIA GTC Amsterdam

NVIDIA is holding the first European edition of its successful GPU Technology Conference next week in Amsterdam. Cisco is excited to participate as a Platinum sponsor. We will have subject-matter experts on hand to talk to you about deep-learning, machine learning, virtualized graphics workstations and the infrastructure needed to support these. We’re excited about introducing […]

Cisco Delivers Industrial IoT Network Management For Operations Teams

Today Cisco announces a new software product purpose-built for operations teams to manage industrial Ethernet networks across their Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. The Industrial Network Director offers customers an intuitive user experience tuned for operator productivity, rapid troubleshooting to increase system availability and simplified control over the full capabilities of the Cisco Industrial […]

Go To Barcelona. Learn Stuff. Come Back With A Clear Conscience.

First off I’ll say this: Kudos to you if you’ve managed to convince your boss that you need to go to Barcelona for the upcoming OpenStack Summit. You’re a better negotiator than I. I’ve gone to the past four consecutive Summits, but this one does not look like it’s going to happen. And honestly I […]

Full Duplex DOCSIS®: Near Fiber Optic Capacity With Coax Cable

Some people think coax cable is past its prime and can’t keep up with fiber, but that’s not true. This past August at the CableLabs Summer Conference, Cisco unveiled a new silicon reference design for Full Duplex DOCSIS® technology which can deliver near fiber optic capacity over an existing cable plant infrastructure. And we’re not […]

My Experience Behind The Scenes With Cisco Executives

Executives. They are the celebrities of the business world. Some of them have specific, personal self-brands that they have worked on. They are known to be smart. Some charismatic. Some serious and some perhaps scary. Some rarely show up, publically and prefer to be background players. I am lucky enough to work directly with our […]

Viva Las Vegas: Doubling Down On Data Center Solutions At SAP TechEd

They go by names like Blackbeard & Basis-Pro. They’re the best of the best. The top of the SAP cognoscenti food chain. The SAP Mentors, an elite group of gurus from customers, consultants, and SAP. They’re in their element here, prowling #SAPTechEd for the slickest, tastiest new technologies, judging who has the stuff to impress. […]

Customer Success In The IT Industry Via Outcome Engineering

For the 20 years I’ve been at Cisco, Customer Success has always been an important part of who we are – doing whatever it takes to make the customer happy. But over the years, Customer Success has taken on a larger meaning and is fast becoming an industry term. For Cisco and the IT industry, Customer […]


The Wealth and Asset Management industry is about to undergo unprecedented disruption according to new industry research by Roubini ThoughtLab in partnership with Cisco and 16 prestigious industry firms.  Get your seat belts on! The three main takeaways from this research are: this is the first research piece that combines economists, technologists, providers, and investors […]

The Rising Tides Of Spam

This blog post was authored by Jaeson Schultz. For the past five years we have enjoyed a relatively calm period with respect to spam volumes. Back at the turn of the decade the world was experiencing record-high volumes of spam. However, with the evolution of new anti-spam technologies, combined with some high-profile takedowns of spam-related […]

Cloud Going Mainstream: “Getting Ready For The Second Wave” Of Cloud Value

Read the guest blog post from Robert Mahowald, IDC Group Vice President, about the second wave of cloud adoption and value.

Innovation: It’s In Our Very Core

We are making enterprise-grade software as intuitive and adaptive as consumer technology. For the first time in the history of Cisco, we have a single software stack across the enterprise routing and switching product lines.

Model Driven Telemetry Straight From The Experts

There continues to be a lot of talk about automation and orchestration for carrier-grade workloads. However, these technologies can’t be fully leveraged until proper telemetry can be implemented. To shed some light on progress we’re making in delivering on network telemetry for we recently hosted a Cisco Knowledge Network webinar on the subject: How to […]

Team Fortress 2 Update Released

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:Internal changes to the way the client talks to the Valve gameserver network in preparation for future …

Dota 2 Update – September 20th, 2016

– Fixed a few remaining low-end performance issues.- Fixed performance degrading over multiple games in the same session.- Fixed flying heroes being able to leave the intended play area by using directional move orders.- Fixed a recently introduced cra…

Can Design Thinking Help Monetize The IoT?

Design Thinking can focus on where the IoT can provide a tangible ROI today and how to apply the technology.

Setting The Pace With The Cisco NCS 5500

We wrote recently how Cisco’s innovation machine is moving faster than ever – with the “x-speed” project that delivered several new platforms last year, including the NCS1000, NCS 5500, and enhancements to IOS XR, such as streaming telemetry, application hosting, and segment routing. The Cisco NCS 5500 series is proving to be a big hit, […]

MacOS Sierra Now Available As A Free Update

CUPERTINO — September 20, 2016 — Apple® today announced that macOS™ Sierra, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update. macOS Sierra brings Siri&reg…

Cisco And Apple Reset The Mobile Collaboration Experience

How do you improve on what’s already an incredible experience? Easy, unleash the innovation prowess of two great companies. Well, it may not have been easy, but that’s exactly what Cisco and Apple did last week with the introduction of iOS 10. This monumental upgrade ushered in a new era of mobile connectivity and collaboration by […]

We Won!

Written by Christelle Gental  IBC 2016 treated us with the hottest weather in 20 years – and with the prize for the Best Stand Design in its size category – described as providing an ‘inviting, stunning and fresh approach’! What a wonderful surprise and amazing reward for the team who worked hard for the last […]

Cisco ACI Eco-System Builds Strong Momentum With New Security, Monitoring And Orchestration Technology Partners

When it comes to leadership in the SDN marketplace, clearly there is one winner. And that is, Cisco ACI. The proof is in customer momentum numbers. In the recently concluded quarter, Cisco ACI announced 15700 plus N9k customers, 8600 plus ACI ready customers and a rapidly growing ecosystem of 50 plus technology partners. In fact, […]

Cisco’s Global Service Week Launches September 26

The shift in seasons not only brings a time of change, but also a chance to grow our commitment to being of service to others.

The True Value Of Network Security Monitoring

The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) conducted research into how cybersecurity professionals view network security monitoring and how they use it in their organization. The report Network Security Monitoring Trends surveyed 200 IT and cybersecurity professionals who have a knowledge of or responsibility for network security monitoring. Some of the key findings include: Many organizations now […]

Customer Care And The Connected Digital Experience

Cisco’s next-generation software for contact centers is now available. Connected Digital Experience allows you to deliver contextual, continuous, and capability-rich journeys for your customers.

Partnership And FlexPod Innovation At NetApp Insight 2016

NetApp’s annual technology conference takes place in Las Vegas next week and Cisco is excited to be a premier sponsor for the event. At the event, Cisco and NetApp will highlight FlexPod, our partnership, and the need for simplicity and automation. The digital business phenomenon seems to be happening at a faster pace than anyone […]

A New World Of Co-Innovation

Have you noticed? Innovation is happening everywhere. In fact, according to the Bloomberg Innovation Index 2015 and the blog, These are the World’s Most Innovative Economies, innovation is spreading into many parts of the world. And if you look at the top ten countries on Bloomberg’s list, it’s exciting to see who’s leading innovation and […]

New IDC Study: Cloud Grows, But Few Are Maximizing Value

Learn about the new IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Cisco, Cloud Going Mainstream. All Are Trying, Some Are Benefiting; Few Are Maximizing Value.