Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsMon, 18 Mar 2019 21:00:54 -0700Better Facilitating Hybrid Cloud for Federal Agencieshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10285Cisco Federal Civilian Director Walter Maikish and Federal Security Manager Doug Cowan discuss how CDM adoption guidelines can help agency IT teams set up a successful hybrid cloud environment. 2019-03-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10285/ Are Federal Agencies Ready for a Secure Hybrid Cloud?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/102842019 is the year of the hybrid cloud for federal CIOs. Cisco Federal Civilian Director Walter Maikish and Federal Security Manager Doug Cowan discuss what federal agencies need to keep in mind to be successful in a hybrid cloud environment. "Knowing what’s on the network, how it’s being used and by whom is essential before security protocols for a hybrid cloud environment can be correctly set up." 2019-03-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10284/ Cisco Forms Partnership with Habitat for Humanityhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10233Cisco employees from North and South America have recently traveled to Georgia to help build homes as part of a new national partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Cisco provided the funding and volunteers from their Americas sales team to help construct the homes over 12 week-long builds. 2019-03-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10233/ Cisco Volunteers Help Build Habitat Home in Forsyth Countyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10234Cisco Systems employees from North and South America have traveled to Georgia to help build homes with two families as part of a new national partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Cisco provided funding and volunteers from its Americas sales team helped construct the houses. 2019-03-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10234/ Cisco Enters National Partnership with Habitat for Humanityhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10205Cisco employees from North and South America have traveled to Georgia to help build homes with two families as part of a new national partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Cisco provided funding, and volunteers from their Americas sales team helped construct the homes over 12 weeklong builds.2019-02-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10205/ Volunteers Help Build Two New Habitat Homes in Forsyth Countyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10191Two families saw the start of their new Habitat for Humanity homes in northeast Forsyth County in October. The families, Jennefer and Jeremy Stephens, Dwaine Davenport and Copen Kendrick participated int the first-nail ceremony. 2019-02-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10191/ HIMSS19 Video: Innovations Drive Enhancement in Senior Carehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10178Cisco Healthcare Lead Troy Yoder gives comment around innovations in senior care to the TV crew at HealthTech Magazine at HIMSS19 conference. 2019-02-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10178/ HIMSS19 Video: Telehealth Evolves to Move Care Closer to the Patienthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10179Cisco Healthcare lead Troy Yoder comments on how telehealth is moving closer to the patient. Healthcare professionals are changing the way they deliver services to make them more convenient for patients. Watch the full video from HealthTech Magazine at the HIMSS19 conference. 2019-02-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10179/ HIMSS19 Video: Integrated Solutions Deliver New Capabilitieshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10177HealthTech takes a look at powerful new healthcare technologies on the conference's exhibit floor. Cisco Healthcare Lead Troy Yoder describes how Cisco's clinical workflow integrates complex technologies to deliver a simple experience for healthcare professionals. 2019-02-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10177/ 4 Trends Expected at HIMSS19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10173Cisco is mentioned as one telehealth leader that will find more market advantage as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) update several of its guidance models and the 2019 physician fee schedule in relation to how providers treat Medicare Advantage patients using telehealth. 2019-02-21http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10173/ 5 Cybersecurity Threats Healthcare Faces in 2019http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10174Cisco Healthcare Solutions Architect Marlon Harvey helps define the top five information security threats facing healthcare organizations this year. He says a "tsunami of connectedness" will continue to be a major challenge to healthcare security. Marlon also says, "Security policies will fail without the proper training of people." More insight found at Healthcare IT News.2019-02-21http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10174/ Cisco Talks Improving the Patient Experiencehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10015Cisco Healthcare Director Barbara Casey speaks to Healthcare IT News about how health tech needs to evolve to keep pace with changing consumer expectations. She says, "Mobile solutions are no longer just add-ons for convenience, but essential tools for improving the patient experience and streamlining the clinical experience." Cisco will demonstrate an improved patient experience at HIMSS 2019. 2019-01-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10015/ 96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9982Cisco's Shannon Leininger, vice president of U.S. public sector state, local and education (SLED) east, offers holistic school security system predictions for K12 edtech in 2019.2019-01-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9982/ Modernizing IT - A Network with Intenthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9959How is the digital environment changing for the Public Sector and how does the network need to change in order to support it? Cisco CTO Dan Kent dives into what the network environment needs to look like in order for public sector organizations to continue in their IT modernization journey. 2018-12-18http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9959/ Modernizing IT: The Wide Area Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9941Cisco Public Sector CTO Dan Kent is back with another installment of his GovLoop blog series, detailing the software-defined wide area network, why public sector organizations should consider it and how it fits into the larger IT modernization effort for the public sector. The full article found at GovLoop. 2018-12-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9941/ Why America's Armed Forces need Skynethttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9931Defense News included a byline from Cisco Defense Director Carl De Groote and Defense Strategist Chuck Louisell on page 37 of its printed magazine. The byline argues for a Skynet-like network for the U.S. military to improve global communications and battlefield advantage. 2018-12-11http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9931/ What if the Military Relied on Digital Twins?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9932What if the U.S. Department of Defense had a computer model so supremely detailed, it could reproduce exactly the operations of a complex military system? Navy leaders say this notion of a “digital twin” is not just an interesting hypothesis, it’s an urgent imperative. Cisco Systems Engineer Kelly Jones is quoted throughout this article about the positive impact digital twin technology could have on the Navy.2018-12-11http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9932/ Military Should Leverage AI to Sustain Mission Assurancehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9913ExecutiveBiz reposted details from a byline from Cisco Defense Director Carl De Groote and Defense Strategist Chuck Louisell. The article highlights that the U.S. military should adopt AI, machine learning and in-line data analytics to sustain mission assurance and readiness. 2018-12-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9913/ Navy Looks to Cloud Technology to Extend Warship Missionshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9914Cisco Defense Systems Engineer Kelly Jones is interviewed by Warrior Maven around Cisco's work with the U.S. Navy. The article describes the underlying digital twin technology the Navy is using to build laboratory prototypes of a software technology designed to offer instant connectivity between ship-based networks, command and control, and on-board systems such as engines. Jones is quoted saying, "This can minimize down-time and keep a ship mission ready."2018-12-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9914/ Public Sector Digitization is Herehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9916Where is the public sector with its digital transformation? Cisco CTO Dan Kent discusses where we're at with digitization and what technologies CIOs need to keep in mind, including cloud computing, IoT, software-defined networking and analytics, in order to create an intelligent system moving forward. 2018-12-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9916/ Why the Military Needs Skynethttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9883In the Terminator movie, Skynet was originally built as a “Global Information Digital Defense Network” providing an omni-connected platform that, in many ways, resembles the goals of the Department of Defense’s digital transformation effort. Cisco Defense Director Carl De Groote and Defense Strategist Chuck Louisell make the case for why a Skynet-like network can give our military the ultimate advantage on the battlefield through mission assurance, sustained operations and greater awareness.2018-11-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9883/ How VCU's cyber-physical security system is keeping 32,000 students safehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9868Alex Henson, chief information officer of the 32,000-student, urban Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses how the university and Cisco worked to improve the digital aspect of physical security—connected security cameras and instant communication platforms. Cisco and its ecosystem partners' safer campus solution has increased safety, led to a drop in campus crime and helped informed students about tornadoes near campus after Hurricane Florence. Shannon Leininger, a VP of public sector and education at Cisco, credits VCU's vision for a holistic solution and reducing silos as keys to their success. 2018-11-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9868/ 3 Steps to Retain and Motivate Top Federal Talenthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9816In today’s very competitive world, it is often difficult to find and retain great talent. Cisco's CTO Dan Kent outlines three key motivators for top talent to help government agencies retain the great resources they have. And money is not one of them. Read the full article in GovLoop. 2018-11-13http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9816/ Cybersecurity: A great Opportunity for Veteranshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9817Transitioning from the military today doesn't need to be scary like it used to be, as jobs are plentiful and skills acquired in the military are more useful outside of the military than ever. Cisco CTO Dan Kent describes his own experience transitioning from the service to civilian life. He gives resources for veterans looking to train in the ever-growing industry of cybersecurity. 2018-11-13http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9817/ Cisco's Dan Kent Talks Cloud Migration of Data for Federalhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9763GovConWire reports on Cisco CTO Dan Kent's comments around cloud migration of data for federal agencies. He estimates that "75 percent of information will be hosted on the cloud and that the government will mostly seek cloud-based offerings for its future applications in line with the Cloud Smart program." More insight at GovConWire. 2018-11-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9763/ EDUCAUSE 2018: Software-Defined Networks Advance Research Computinghttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9754Montana State University CIO sees faster service and stronger security in Cisco DNA.2018-11-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9754/ MSU Expands Research Networking Capabilities with Ciscohttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9753Montana State University used Cisco's Software-Defined Access to transform its research networking. Watch the video to see the impact on students and faculty! 2018-11-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9753/ EDUCAUSE 2018: How Intent-Based Networking Helps Montana State Live Up to Its 125-Year Old Missionhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9734Montana State University CIO Jerry Sheehan shares his campus' digital transformation and how Cisco's intent-based networking helps Montana State Live Up to Its 125-Year Old Mission. Learn how MSU honors its land grant heritage of accomplishing innovative, groundbreaking research in science and technology – and shares that knowledge with others to benefit the greater good.2018-10-31http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9734/ Cisco's Dan Kent Predicts Increase in Cloud-Based Data Migrationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9744Cisco Public Sector CTO Dan Kent comments on cloud-based data migration for government agencies. He says that "cloud providers will look to help government customers transfer multipurpose information technology applications." ExecutiveBiz gives more details.2018-10-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9744/ EDUCAUSE 2018: Creating the Safer Campushttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9733Cisco's U.S. Public Sector Eastern Area Vice President for State, Local and Education Shannon Leininger spotlights a group of universities that are using Cisco solutions to create safer campuses for their students and faculty, both in the physical and digital worlds.2018-10-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9733/