Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsSun, 18 Nov 2018 10:39:42 -0800MSU 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/ 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/ Halton Healthcare Boosts Patient Satisfaction with a Communications Upgradehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9087During a hospital relocation, the three-hospital health system rolled out 700 Cisco IP mobile phones to nursing staff on a converged infrastructure, and patient satisfaction skyrocketed. HealthTech Magazine details the success Halton Healthcare relocating several of its hospital facilities into tech-forward “smart” hospitals. 2018-07-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9087/ 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/ 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/ Executive Spotlight: Diane Gongaware Talks Cybersecurity and Cloud for Governmenthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9044ExecutiveBiz talked with Diane Gongaware, vice president of U.S. Public Sector Services at Cisco, about federal cybersecurity challenges, the government’s progress in adopting the cloud and what products Cisco will be launching soon. Click "Read Full Article" to learn more. 2018-06-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9044/ 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: 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/ 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/ Montana State University Uses Software Defined Networking To Reduce Deployment Timeshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9016Montana State University's CIO, Jerry Sheehan, discusses how the university uses Cisco's software defined networking to reduce deployment times.2018-06-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9016/ Latin America is Accelerating Digital Readiness – and a Better Life for All Latin Americanshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8978Cisco collaborated with Gartner, Inc. on a new research study to determine how to effectively measure a country’s digital readiness and determine what interventions could help countries to advance their digital journey. 2018-06-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8978/ Cisco Canada Welcomes Toronto Public Library to Cisco Networking Academyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8972In celebration of Toronto Digital Literacy Day, Cisco Canada is proud to officially welcome the Toronto Public Library to its groundbreaking Cisco Networking Academy program.2018-05-31http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8972/ Rhode Island Seeks Private Partner on Autonomous Transit Projecthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8923Cisco Connected Transportation expert Michelle Maggiore talks translating data into apps for a better citizen experience that millennials and more expect in today's smart + connected communities. 2018-05-11http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8923/ After Two Decades, Cisco Networking Academy's Success Highlights Partnership Roleshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8900Cisco's Networking Academy is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, having partnered with K-12 schools and other learning institutions in 180 countries to equip millions of students with valuable IT job skills.2018-05-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8900/ Why Build Smart? Improving Quality of Life for Citizens in Latin Americahttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8886People are moving to cities all over the world at the rate of 10,000 people per hour. By 2050, 66% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas, stressing aging infrastructures and already crowded areas. Sufficient fresh water is likely to be an issue in many growing cities, as is efficient transportation. Government leaders are preparing for this influx by thinking about how to make their quickly expanding towns and cities as pleasant and safe as possible. And they are using technology to make it happen. 2018-04-23http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8886/ Cisco Expert - What Millennials Want in Healthcare Providershttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8869Cisco Healthcare Expert Amy Young weighs in on what millennials want in healthcare providers. Amy Young is quoted saying, "With the proliferation of mobile devices and digital communication tools, patients—the customers of the insurance world—are expecting faster and more convenient services." More insight from Amy and stats from a recent survey from PNC Healthcare are published in Managed Healthcare Executive.2018-04-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8869/ State and Local Governments Cut the Cord to Make Way for a Workspace Transformationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8862With Cisco's help, legacy PBX telephone setups give way to modern unified communications and collaboration platforms that bring greater cost savings to government.2018-04-18http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8862/ The Globe Theatre and Connected North: Making Historyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8791“So here you are. On the Globe stage. One of the most famous stages in the world.” As he walked onto the stage, the lights came up and for a moment it was quiet – actor Tom Daley gave the students a chance to react to the beauty of The Globe Theatre, in London, England. The children from John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat, Nunavut, and Queen Elizabeth High School in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, reacted audibly as they watched him beckon from the stage. It was a moment I won’t forget.2018-03-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8791/ Using Technology to Uncover New Funding Opportunitieshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8787Cisco Public Grants Leader Stephanie Jones and teacher turned Education Manager Mary Schlegelmich share lessons on how to use Title I funds, which provide more attention to at-risk learners, to expand the classroom in new and inventive ways. 2018-03-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8787/ Cisco Partners with School Districts, Colleges to Close Technical Skills Gap http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8779Cisco celebrates 20 years of its Networking Academies designed to help close the skills gap and train the next generation workforce. Cisco's U.S. Public Sector Senior Vice President Larry Payne, said Cisco's Networking Academies provides for an opportunity that was lacking "for students who couldn't pursue that four-year engineering or computer science degree ... to enter into the tech industry." 2018-03-21http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8779/ From CSUN in San Diego: Cisco Works with the American Council of the Blind to Bring a First for the Accessibility Markethttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8777This week Cisco is in San Diego, CA, at one of the biggest events in the accessibility world, the annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. Cisco is showcasing the first enterprise-grade desk phone that includes built-in text-to-speech functionality capable of conveying vital information on the phone’s display to the user through audible voice and tone indicators. Developed with collaborative input from the American Council of the Blind (ACB), the software update on Cisco’s IP Phone 8800 Series is a huge step forward toward making the digital workplace more accessible for employees who are blind and visually impaired. Cisco Director of Collaboration Solutions Angie Mistretta gives more details on the Cisco Collaboration Blog.2018-03-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8777/ Cisco Launches Inaugural Tech4Good Hockey Tournament in Support of Groundbreaking Connected North Technology Programhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8760Bryan Trottier and top NHL alumni join forces with Cisco and partners to raise funds for virtual education and mental health and wellness services in Canada’s remote Indigenous communities2018-03-13http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8760/ The collaboration conundrum: Companies look to consolidate around team chat appshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8767With so many collaboration and communications tools now available, companies face app fragmentation and hurdles to ensuring their workers can actually connect. Michael Sherwood, director of technology and innovation for the City of Las Vegas, said that supporting a range of tools is the reality – for now. While he would like to have a single, central collaboration application, “most likely we will have a fragmented world,” he said. “We allow employees to have an Android or an iPhone, we will continue to allow a Microsoft path and a Cisco Spark/WebEx path,” he said. “All of our vendors use different platforms and internally we will allow the same type of provision. “Hopefully, at some point we can get to the utopia of having one platform: from a maintenance standpoint it would be a lot more progressive.”2018-03-13http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8767/ A Better Healthcare Network for Streamlined Workflows http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8747Technology should help bring clinicians closer together. With fast access to specialists, time saved finding equipment, and real-time updates to health records, doctors and nurses can spend more time delivering the best care. In order to take advantage of the promise of IoT and connected healthcare, a hospital needs a strong infrastructure. Cisco's Healthcare Director Barbara Casey shares the third of four analyst papers centered around the clinical experience. Check out the Cisco Healthcare Blog for the full report.2018-03-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8747/ Patients Are Setting the Agenda for Healthcarehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8748In a world where patients are center stage as consumers, differentiation through improved experiences has become a key business priority for healthcare providers. But to deliver these solutions to patients, their families, and caregivers, it’s critical that the right network infrastructure is in place. Healthcare Expert Sarah Struble shares the last in a series of analyst papers, this one on progressing the patient experience in IoT and connected health. Cisco's Healthcare Blog has the full report.2018-03-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8748/ Telemedicine Saves Time, Money … and Liveshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8721When an urban crisis threatens a city, emergency responders are quick to react. The question is, what if they are not quick enough? The result could be slower time to patient treatment, an unprepared and chaotic hospital, and most importantly the loss of patient lives. During a local incident of mass violence in Virginia, the University of Virginia (UVA) Telehealth team was able to use video collaboration to communicate between emergency responders with injured patients at the front line and physicians in the command center at the hospital.2018-03-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8721/