Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsSun, 18 Nov 2018 10:40:52 -08003 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/ This Veterans Day, Thank a Veteran (and His or Her Family)http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9781This Veterans Day, November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which signaled the end of World War I. Many countries recognize Armistice Day as a time to honor veterans and to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice during their service. 2018-11-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9781/ How to Empower Your Workforce to Create Repeat Loyalistshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9785No industry faces disruption as acutely as retail right now. Online-only retailers are challenging every piece of a retail puzzle that has not changed much in the last century. How do traditional retailers grow market share and revenue? Upon first glance, faster shipping and more customized in-store experiences seem like the most obvious answers. There is one critical component that retailers tend to overlook, however: workforce productivity. 2018-11-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9785/ 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/ 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 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/ What does diversity mean to you?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9723What does diversity mean to you? Is it a person’s age? Gender? Cultural background? Rola Dagher, President of Cisco Canada, in a special to Globe and Mail outlines what diversity means to her and how adaptability is the new currency. 2018-10-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9723/ 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/ As the internet moves to the cloud, Cisco is making cybersecurity a priorityhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9710The physical shape of the internet is changing, and as it does, Cisco Systems Inc. is making big investments in cybersecurity to position itself as a leader in the new structure. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins was in Toronto for the Fortune Global Forum last week and spoke with the Financial Post about those changes, first among them the migration from localized networks to cloud-based services.2018-10-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9710/ 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/ 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/ 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/ Episode 34: Technology and Growthhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9535This National Center for the Middle Market podcast focuses on how fast growth happens and how middle market companies are managing it. Guest Steve Perkins from Grant Thornton, national managing director of the firm’s technology practice, talks about trends in technology growth.2018-09-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9535/ A Model for Middle Market Growth: 7 Managerial Factors that Drive Performancehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9510The third article in a series based on the National Center for the Middle Market’s in-depth research report, The DNA of Middle Market Growth: The Three Types of Growth Champions and the Factors that Drive Their Success, this post explores the importance of various managerial actions and how they factor into a company’s growth story. 2018-09-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9510/ Episode 33: Efficiency through Culturehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9511Welcome to The Market That Moves America, a podcast from the National Center for the Middle Market, which will educate you about the challenges facing mid-sized companies and help you take advantage of new opportunities. 2018-09-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9511/ Understanding and Attracting the Next-Gen Navy Sailorhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9501If the Navy ensures sailors are challenged and excited by the technologies they’re using, these individuals might opt to stay in the service longer. Cisco Defense Expert Kelly Jones discusses on NextGov how every next-gen recruit should be seen as three different things: a cyber sailor, an ease-of-use sailor and a motivated sailor. 2018-09-05http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9501/ Like a Hull Breach, Cyber Attacks Should Be Detected In Secondshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9502The global average for detecting a cybersecurity breach, is around six months. Imagine if it took that long for a physical breach on a ship to be discovered, let alone fixed. Cisco Defense Expert Kelly Jones outlines a cyber strategy to prepare for, survive and return to mission readiness after a cyber incident.2018-09-05http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9502/ 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/ Determinism on the Shop Floorhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9480Until recently, communications technologies like Ethernet and OPC Unified Architecture (UA) have experienced limited success in supporting complex industrial processes with real-time requirements. This, in turn, has restricted the applications discrete and process manufacturers could adopt. New developments, however, promise to address these shortcomings. 2018-08-27http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9480/ 7 Strategies of High Performers in the Middle Markethttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9460The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) took a look at five years of surveys to find what differentiates the best from the rest of the pack. What does it take to be one of the fastest growing middle market companies in America? To answer that question, we analyzed five years of data from surveys of middle market companies conducted by NCMM. We now know, empirically, what it takes to outperform the competition. 2018-08-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9460/ Comparing Modernizing Government to Remodeling a Homehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9440Senior VP Larry Payne breaks down the idea of long-term technology investment for government agencies by comparing this change in IT to a home investment. When should agencies update it, when does it need remodeling and when should agencies completely modernize the space? CIO.com has the answers. 2018-08-14http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9440/