Cisco Preparing to Manufacture New CTR Routers

Recent studies have concluded that in the not-too-distant future, the Internet is going to experience an enormous amount of expansion. But how much is the Web going to grow?It is anticipated that the Internet will undergo an annual...

Cisco Maintains Edge as Director Switches Deliver Highest Performance to Date

Cisco has once again demonstrated that it has its finger on the pulse when it comes to innovation and competitive edge as the networking equipment provider recently unveiled its latest solution for storage area networks, the Cisco...

Cisco’s Moves Show Clear Signs of Future Shift in Philosophy

Cisco is a company that is always being watched by the information technology world, as well as, business people in general. For those watching, Cisco has been busy shaking things up a bit in 2013.They have made a series of business...

Yet Another Reason To Think About Disaster Recovery Strategy

Sure, the storm they call Sandy is behind us, but is it really? Not for many people. When you think of Sandy, perhaps a friend comes to mind. Maybe that young lady from summers at the lake when you were a kid, or the state of your...

Yet Another Reason To Think About Disaster Recovery Strategy

Sure, the storm they call Sandy is behind us, but is it? Not for many people. When you think of Sandy, perhaps a friend comes to mind. Maybe that young lady from summers at the lake when you were a kid, or the state of your shoes...

Do you know where your used Cisco is coming from?

You might have seen the recent news about Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. and their struggle with counterfeit wireless gear. The company saw their stock plummet on Friday as a result, and they’re currently doing damage control.Network admins...

Cisco’s Roller Coaster July

It seems that, so far, July 2012 has been a bit of a microcosm of what Cisco has been like the past few years. It has taken huge leaps forward with technology and the potential doors it can open for users, but taken some steps...

With Economic Uncertainty Will Popularity of Pre-Owned Cisco Hardware Increase?

It’s something we all wish we didn’t have to think about… the economy. The reality is that concerns with the economy are real. There are a wide variety of opinions. Some think everything is looking up. Others think we are on the road...

King of the Hill, or Flash in the Pan?

This past week we were once again privileged to bear witness to the awesomeness that is E3, and if you're like me then you were waiting impatiently to see what the big three (Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo) had to offer this year. It...

Cisco on BYOD: Get Used to It

Last week Cisco released some news about the tech topic du jour, BYOD. The main message: companies are less weary of employees using personal devices in the workplace, but security is still a concern.Is anyone surprised here?IT...

With Cisco absorbing Insieme, will their SDN efforts innovate or lag?

Cisco CEO John Chambers recently announced that Cisco would absorb Insieme with a $750 million cap. Insieme is a Cisco-funded start-up that has apparently been developing Cisco's version of a software-defined networking (SDN)...

Cisco, VMware and EMC Offer Training As Trends Evolve

There is no doubt that things in the IT world are evolving rapidly.   It professionals running data centers have to be on their toes and keep up with the changes.If you missed the announcement, Cisco, VMware and EMC are collaborating...

6 Bullets for the Wireless Gunslinger

In an age where hotspots, BYOD, and mobility are all the rage it's no surprise that often customers and friends alike are looking to implement or improve their wireless networks. Who doesn't want to bring their Netflix, Angry Birds,...

Multi-Vendor versus Single-Vendor Data Centers

There's been feverous debate about single versus multi-vendor data center architectures - particularly when pitting Cisco against its primary competitors, HP and Juniper.Gartner took a direct shot at Cisco with their pro-multi-vendor...

Staying Ahead of the Curve with Cisco

At the Cisco Live event last week, Cisco announced that they are adding 40 Gigabit Ethernet support for the Catalyst 6500 switch series, and 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities to the Nexus 7000 series. This is really cool news...

End-of-Life Cisco Hardware - What Are Your Options?

Has this ever happened to you? Your IT life is good. Your network is running smoothly. Then something or someone jostles something in your gray matter and you realize that some of your Cisco switches and routers are going end-of-life...

2012 Information Technology Trends

Publishing lists of 2012 information technology trends is so cliché that it's almost cliché to write about how cliché it is.But we can't get enough of them. Why? Because it's far more fun to dream about the year ahead, than look back...

New Versions of the Cisco Cius - Excitement or Shoulder Shrugs?

Cisco recently announced that it will release both smaller and larger versions of its Cius tablets in 2012. While this is potentially exciting news, it also may be met with quite a bit of indifference. This is Cisco's ongoing attempt...

‘Tis the Season: Cisco Product Engineer Holiday Wishes

Every year my team has a "Secret Santa" holiday party and gift exchange. This week, I was working with a couple of our Cisco engineers and noticed their "Top 10" list of holiday wishes - conveniently taped to their cubicle window for...

Changes to Cisco Jabber and WebEx

It seems Cisco stepped it up again. A few weeks back, Cisco announced that they have invested in the collaboration game with new improvements to Cisco Jabber and WebEx. From what I'm reading, this is cool stuff.  It opens up new...

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