Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsTue, 20 Nov 2018 17:56:21 -0800EDUCAUSE 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/ 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/ The Tech Lessons of Westworld for Our Worldhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9735Cisco's U.S. Public Sector Senior Systems Engineering Director Marcus Moffett contrasts how fog or edge computing in HBO's fictional Westworld, results in robots disastrous consequences to present day smart and connected communities. Today smart communities are fueled by the Internet of Things, government and citizens can benefit from edge computing to improve public services and respond quickly to disasters.2018-10-29http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9735/ How Companies Think About Smart City Technology and Improving Metropolitan Livinghttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9664Cisco's Britt Norwood talks Smart City tech and how Albuquerque, N.M., is replacing traditional streetlights, helping to improve public safety and making lighting more efficient and cost-effective through Cisco Kinetic for Cities. 2018-10-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9664/ Bringing the Smart City Vision to Kansas City’s Neglected East Sidehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9609With few signs of renewal in the area, Kansas City officials are hoping new investments in transit and technology will move the needle. It will mean smart parking, smart intersections, smart water meters and smart streetlights. Cisco, Sprint and its corporate partners has made Kansas City a magnet for tech entrepreneurs and conferences for big think about big data.2018-10-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9609/ Cybersecurity for smart cities: Changing from reactionary to proactivehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9573Cisco U.S. Public Sector Senior Director of Security Will Ash and Vice President of State, Local and Education for the Western U.S. Britt Norwood explore how smart cities can be proactive instead of reactive. The best proactive security plan is one developed by city officials that relies on a multi-tiered security approach to keep all endpoints, the network infrastructure and the cloud architecture safe.2018-09-24http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9573/ Why a smart city is an asset to the citizen and the city itselfhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9534U.S. Public Sector Senior Vice President Larry Payne discusses the future of smart cities technology, why it's essential to share information across all departments and how public officials can use that data to improve real-world experience for its citizens and the operational needs of a city. 2018-09-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9534/ Inspiring students to become global problem solvershttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9493Insights from a middle school educator on Cisco's new education corporate social responsibility program Global Problem Solver: The Series and its benefits to students. 2018-08-31http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9493/ For Students to Thrive in the Digital Economyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9477Cisco's Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility discusses the company's newest education initiative, Global Problem Solvers: The Series and how the pathway for change agents begin in middle school. Global Problem Solvers is a video series available at no charge to educators in multiple languages designed to engage students with hands-on STEM learning.2018-08-24http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9477/ Universities Integrate Smartboards to Promote Collaboration on Campushttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9459University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Eric Loepp, a political science professor at UW-Whitewater Webex uses Webex Boards and Teams as a way to get students involved. Later this year, UW-Whitewater plans to expand its implementation of Webex Boards and Teams.2018-08-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9459/ Kansas City Blazes a Trail Toward Smarter, Better Serviceshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9458Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett credits KCMO's smart cities public-private partnership with Cisco and its ecosystem partners as critical to its success. 2018-08-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9458/ Cybersecurity CTE Programs Like Cisco Networking Academy on the Risehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9102Cybersecurity programs that allow students to earn professional credentials or college credit are becoming increasingly popular at schools nationwide. Many of these schools have become a Cisco Networking Academy, allowing them to choose from an array of courses to fit a standard template of four total to provide professional or post-secondary credentials to students. Education Dive details the success of programs like the Cisco Networking Academy.2018-07-20http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9102/ Cisco Chief Executive’s New Mantra: Simplify Computer Networkshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9079Chuck Robbins, Cisco’s chief executive since 2015, has been pushing for simpler and smarter computer networking systems, both to reduce operating costs and to head off security threats. Durham County, N.C. and Montana State University share their experiences with DNA center in the article. Seth Price, who manages networks operated by Durham County, N.C., estimated that DNA Center and other Cisco software had reduced the time needed to resolve service problems by 80 percent. Price noted, "Finding and isolating a computer infected with malware — a job that once took months — now takes hours," he said.2018-07-10http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9079/ ISTE 2018: Cisco Uses Animation to Inspire Students to Enact Global Changehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9056Cisco debuts its animated Global Problem Solvers: The Series to encourage K-12 students to use critical thinking and entrepreneurial spirit to solve real world problems through STEM. Phoenix educator Edgar Ochoa piloted the program with his 8th grade social studies students. And the results? “Once we let their imaginations fly, the results were unbelievable,” Ochoa said. 2018-06-29http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9056/ Cisco Live 2018: In Keynote, CEO Robbins Says Networks Must Change Fundamentallyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9058At Cisco Live CEO Chuck Robbins talks about the “the network’s next act,” which is to evolve into an intelligent and secure platform for delivering business outcomes. 2018-06-29http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9058/ Cisco Partners with CILC for Connected Educators Program http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9045Cisco Education Advocates Mary Schlegelmilch and Dr. Lance Ford debut Cisco's new Connected Educators program, a badging program for teachers, administrators and content providers who use Cisco technologies to augment teaching and learning, build new content and enhance administrative management. The program is a Cisco collaboration with the Center for Interactive Teaching and Learning and Collaboration (CILC), an organization that brings teachers and content providers together to deliver immersive, video-enabled learning experiences to students.2018-06-27http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9045/ Monday at ISTE 2018: Cisco unveils corporate social responsibility ed initiativehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9050Couldn't make it to Chicago? EducationDive recapped the show's most interesting events and announcements including Cisco's debut of Global Problem Solvers: The Series--a new corporate social responsibility ed initiative.2018-06-27http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9050/ Introducing Webex Teams: Learn How The Future of Work Begins in Today’s Classrooms http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9041Cisco Education Director Renee Patton details how Webex Teams gives learners the flexibility to choose how they want to interact. From classrooms to boardrooms, successful organizations are pushing toward a more flexible, team-centric model to enable a productive work experience. With Cisco Webex Teams, instead of adapting to the way a platform operates, learners and professionals now have the flexibility to choose how they want to interact. It's preparing students for the future of work with technology in classrooms today.2018-06-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9041/ Introducing Global Problem Solvers: The Serieshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9034Cisco's Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs Tae Yoo announces Global Problem Solvers: The Series, a new Cisco corporate social responsibility (CSR) educational initiative. The new animated series and supporting activities for middle schoolers are available at no cost in English, Spanish, Hindi and French at www.gpstheseries.com.2018-06-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9034/ Las Vegas Using Smart City Tech from Cisco to Improve Their Communityhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9010Las Vegas is using smart city tech from Cisco to improve their community and provide new amenities for citizens.2018-06-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9010/ Cisco Live 2018: Atlanta Braves’ New Network Transforms Its Businesshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9017Once just a baseball team, Atlanta Braves CIO Greg Gatti describes how the Cisco network is now at the heart of a transformed business that includes a ballpark and 1.5 million square feet of homes, retail shops, office buildings, restaurants and more. Gatti used Cisco's technology as a revenue driver, “We went from being a ballclub to being a technology-driven landlord, development and marketing company,” he said. 2018-06-21http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9017/ Cisco Live 2018: Las Vegas and Cary, NC, Benefit from Smart City Techhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9022The City of Las Vegas and Cary, NC are two very different communities are using sensors to gather data on parking, public safety and more. The common tech where citizens benefit is Cisco Kinetic for Cities. 2018-06-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9022/ How the University of Virginia Delivered Telehealth to Ebola-stricken Africahttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9018Brian Gunnell, transformative technology strategist at University of Virginia Medical Center for Telehealth, reflects on how Cisco's Webex and Jabber collaboration tech can improve patient care and response in a variety of ways from Ebola in Africa to last year's Charlottesville protests. 2018-06-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9018/ Readiness Challenge Update: How Cary is tearing down siloshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9020Cary, NC is tearing down silos that keep their departments from working together. 2018-06-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9020/ Cisco Live 2018: How People are Using Technology for the Better Operation of Citieshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9011Munish Khetrapal, Cisco's Managing Director, Smart+Connected Communications, discusses how people are using technology for the better operation of cities.2018-06-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9011/ Cisco Live 2018: Cisco's WebEx Teams Aims to Simplify Collaboration http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9015Don Barker, an enterprise collaboration consultant at CDW, gave us a demo of Cisco's Webex Teams key features and explained how collaboration tools are evolving. 2018-06-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9015/ Smart Regions Spotlight: Cary, North Carolinahttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9009The town of Cary, NC is utilizing Cisco’s Kinetic for Cities platform to display and analyze data to benefit citizen experiences.2018-06-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9009/ Cisco Live 2018: Montana State University Redefines Its Network http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9012Jerry Sheehan, CIO of Montana State University, spoke at Cisco Live 2018 in Orlando, Fla., as part of a panel of early adopters of Cisco’s emerging suite of “intent-based” software-defined architecture solutions. 2018-06-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9012/