Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsSat, 24 Aug 2019 09:11:43 -0700Changing Lives Through Education Technology http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10630The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Lewisville ISD in Texas are changing the lives of students, faculty and staff and Cisco technology is helping to educate the next generation for the future of work. 2019-06-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10630/ Federal Agencies Need to Ensure Capacity for Cloud-Ready Networkshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10418Cisco's Grimt Habtemariam shared how agencies must assess their networks' capacity to handle commercial cloud implementation to meet future demands. Insight was included on ExecutiveBiz.2019-04-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10418/ Zero Trust Security - How to Be Mindful of the Hypehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10419Zero trust is as much a security philosophy as it is an architecture. Cisco's Public Sector CTO, Dan Kent, dives into what type of environment is needed to support a zero-trust philosophy at a government organization. 2019-04-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10419/ 5 Tech Companies that Want to Hire Vets Nowhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10377Cisco is a featured tech company that wants to hire vets now! Learn about Cisco's Networking Academy programs on military installations and our programs to help veterans transition into the tech sector. 2019-04-10http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10377/ Is Your Agency's Network Cloud Ready?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10347Even with an increased focus on cloud, the readiness of on-premise infrastructure to support cloud services is often an afterthought for federal agencies. Cisco Cloud Strategist Grimt Habtemariam details how to make sure a federal agency's on-premise infrastructure is ready to take on the world of cloud and all its benefits.2019-04-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10347/ Cisco sets veterans up for successhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10309Cisco has been selected as Connecting Vets Employer of the Week! U.S. Public Sector Senior Vice President Larry Payne explains how Cisco offers vets a pathway to success with its numerous corporate responsibility programs. 2019-03-20http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10309/ What Is Fog Computing? Tech That Can Spur Government IT Modernizationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10292Federal agencies are moving to the cloud and are also increasingly adopting edge computing solutions. But what sits between the cloud and the edge? Fog computing. Cisco's Grimt Habtemariam, federal cloud strategist at Cisco Systems, and Marcus Moffett, a senior systems engineer explain the difference and describe how fog computing can help government agencies modernize IT. 2019-03-14http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10292/ Better 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/ Smart City of the Future San Antonio http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10269White House Chronicles host Llewellyn King travels to San Antonio, Tex., for the City of the Future event in San Antonio and interviews Guy Diedrich and Rebecca Chisolm of Cisco Systems on smart city benefits and technology.2019-03-10http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10269/ Three Factors to Smart City Security http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10268No city official wants to see the growth of their smart city initiatives hindered by poor cybersecurity. Here are three ways CIOs can ensure security while benefiting from connected technology.2019-03-10http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10268/ NC Networking Academy Empowers Women in IT http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10212NC Networking Academy graduate Megan Chapman details her journey from student at Stanly Community College to IT professional crediting Cisco's Networking Academy program with empowering women in IT. 2019-03-04http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10212/ Cryptojacking Targets Educationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10209Cisco security reports that education is among one of the top verticals affected by a newer form of nefarious cybercrime. Malicious cryptomining or cryptojacking, as it's called, describes the theft of computer processing resources — electricity, cloud services and other digital assets — that are then exploited to do cryptocurrency mining without the owner's permission or knowledge.2019-03-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10209/ Why Connected Intersections Are the Backbones of Smart Citieshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10099Cisco transportation expert Michelle Maggiore explains why connected intersections are the backbones of smart cities.2019-02-04http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10099/ Fog Computing vs. Edge Computing: What Higher Education IT Teams Need to Knowhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10087Did you know that Cisco coined the term "fog computing?" Learn what it is, how it differs from edge computing and why higher education network infrastructures can benefit from fog or edge computing as they incorporate the Internet of Things on campuses.2019-01-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10087/ Durham County goes Cisco for enterprise network ops and security proficiencyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10052Durham County, N.C. is featured for helping the county's IT team save time while improving security for their network powered by Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and DNA Center.2019-01-23http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10052/ Gallatin College Uses Cisco Webex to Provide the Future of Work in Classrooms Todayhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9984Gallatin College students and faculty are using Cisco Webex Boards, Webex Teams and more to facilitate student learning on and off campus.2019-01-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9984/ Gallatin College Uses Cisco Webex to Provide the Future of Work in Classrooms Todayhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9985Cisco's Britt Norwood, vice president of U.S. public sector state, local and education (SLED) west highlights Gallatin College's use of collaborative technology, like Cisco Webex Boards and Teams, to stay connected between classes, labs and more with virtual meeting spaces, messaging, file sharing, interactive whiteboard, video calling and more—just like the researchers at MSU.2019-01-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9985/ 41 edtech predictions for higher ed in 2019http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9981Cisco's Shannon Leininger, vice president of U.S. public sector state, local and education (SLED) east, offers a prediction for higher edtech in 2019. As universities work to create a safer campus that protects students and faculty’s data and devices across the network, they will also be turning to technology to improve physical security. 2019-01-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9981/ 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/ Montana State's flexible research network is improving security and reducing costshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9917Montana State University CIO Jerry Sheehan discusses the campus' Cisco intent-based network and how the university is improving security and reducing costs as a result.2018-12-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9917/ 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/