Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsWed, 23 Jan 2019 10:11:11 -0800Gallatin 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/ 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/ 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/ How to Find the Best Fit for Cloud Migrationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9737A majority of IT applications will eventually be moved to the cloud, but specific characteristics of those applications will ultimately determine whether they will fit into that majority or be left on premises. Government officials and industry experts, including those from Cisco, give insight into how government agencies should approach cloud migration. Federal Times gives more detail. 2018-10-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9737/ Why Military Aircraft Maintenance Data is Increasingly Valuablehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9738Cisco Defense Expert Joe Beel's insight into how military aircraft maintenance data is becoming more valuable is shared with Rotor Review readers. Read the full article on pages 48 and 49 of the digital magazine. 2018-10-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9738/ FedRAMP Insight from Cisco Government Cloud Lunchhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9728At a Cisco-hosted government cloud lunch, FedRAMP Program Manager Claudio Belloli gave insight into how the cloud security program has optimized its reviews and the use of automation to further shorten proposal documents. FCW shares more of Claudio's insight. 2018-10-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9728/ How technology is teaching kids to care about the world and each otherhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9693Education influencer Rusul Alrubail meets Edgar Ochoa, a seventh grade social studies teacher from Phoenix, Arizona, who uses Cisco's Corporate and Social Responsibility program Global Problem Solvers: The Series. Imagine the possibilities as the students' learn from an animated series made up of characters and an activity that challenges students to create their own solutions to real-world problems collide. 2018-10-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9693/ Are we doing enough to secure modern DoD virtual training?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9679Live, virtual and constructive, or LVC, training allows personnel not physically present at a live training event to participate virtually and through constructive simulations that inject battlefield effects into live systems. However, there are some major cyber-related threats and risks that LVC constructs should be prepared for. Cisco Defense Expert Joe Beel details these risks and how the military can counteract them.2018-10-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9679/ 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/ Threats from Cyber Adversaries Follow You Homehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9610Threat Researcher Nick Biasini discusses with Government CIO how cybersecurity attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated as attackers find new ways to penetrate networks. One of the most concerning methods is by infiltrating a device when it’s connected to a home network, with less protections than the office. Nick dives into the details. 2018-10-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9610/ 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/