Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsMon, 18 Mar 2019 20:59:55 -0700What 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/ John Graham and Cisco's "First Team" Honoree for Cloud Computinghttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10259Every year, Automation World magazine uses and open-ended survey of automation professionals to ask them who their favorite suppliers are for technology. For 2019, Cisco was selected as a first team honoree for Cloud Computing.2019-03-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10259/ 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/ 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/ 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/ HIMSS19: Top Predicted Takeaways from the Showhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10111Cisco Healthcare Director Barbara Casey shares her predicted takeaways from the HIMSS19 show next week with Electronic Health Reporter. She says, "I hope the number one takeaway from the conference is the understanding that unlocking the power of data will help move patient critical data securely to the edge at the exact time, place and person wherever it is needed, transforming healthcare experiences for patients, clinicians and administrators." Read all the predictions at Electronic Health Reporter. 2019-02-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10111/ 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/ Growth Slows; Short-Term Expectations Declinehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10083In the fourth quarter of 2018, middle market companies report a strong annualized revenue growth rate of 7.9%. At 5.4%, year-over-year employment growth remains steady and is similar to the close of 2017 and 2016. While confidence in Global, U.S., and local economies is down slightly, all three metrics remain above the historical average reported by the MMI over the past seven years. 2019-01-29http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10083/ Latin American and Caribbean Countries Progress Towards Digital Readinesshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10037Technology is transforming the world at an unprecedented pace. Countries are racing to prepare their infrastructure and their workforce for the inevitable transition to a digital economy. But what does it mean to be ready for this transition? 2019-01-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10037/ 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/ 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/ Agile Marketing: 2019 Is Your Yearhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/99832018 was an exciting year for marketing. A year full of embracing new technology, adapting our business models to succeed in the market, and keeping intently focused on the customer to drive the best outcomes. But what is to come for marketers in 2019...2019-01-03http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9983/ 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/ 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/