Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsSat, 24 Aug 2019 08:50:21 -0700Hosted Collaboration Solution for Defense (HCS-D) Launchedhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10695The next step in the U.S. Department of Defense’s IT communication journey – migration to a secure cloud – is here. Cisco is proud to announce provisional authority to operate (PATO) for Hosted Collaboration Solution for Defense (HCS-D). Securing the cloud means securing collaboration At Cisco, we’re uniquely positioned to help the Department of Defense (DoD) modernize collaboration and address various mandates to move to cloud, improve security and modernize. We understand that all missions matter and the need to be responsive to the demands of modern force readiness. Cisco HCS-D is a mission-critical system that provides the capabilities needed to support today’s military and to field 21st century digital collaboration platforms. In the modern era, every platform deployed in DoD needs to be prepared to share, connect and learn on protected resilient communication platforms.2019-07-23http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10695/ Webex Gets a Dose of AI with Cognitive Collaborationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10665We take for granted how much of our work relies on communicating effectively with our coworkers, clients and colleagues. As the workplace has become more modernized, globalized and digitized, the tools that we use for collaboration have become even more integral to the success of our workdays. Cisco's Webex platform has been a long-standing leader in the collaboration sphere, but that position of strength hasn't made the company complacent. At Cisco Live 2019, the company unveiled an infusion of AI into its Webex platform, which it calls Cognitive Collaboration. Some of this manifests in things like People Insights, which uses AI to crawl the web for public information about people you're meeting with outside of your organization, or to crawl internal data sources for people within your company. Take a look at what this AI-fueled version of Webex can do for your business.2019-07-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10665/ ISTE 2019: Cisco Simulator Sends Teachers to Mars for Hands-On Learninghttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10667Cisco's Mars Classroom Simulator Challenge at the ISTE 2019 conference, is an escape room that requires participants to work together to solve a problem in a fictional scenario on the planet Mars. The idea is to give teachers a chance to engage in the same collaborative, hands-on learning experiences they want students to have. The simulator also facilitates the development of problem-solving skills, which is a critical component of a 21st-century skill set. 2019-07-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10667/ Changing 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/ Why We Should Establish a Personal Health Record For Each Person In the U.S.http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10484Establish a Personal Health Record for each person in the U.S.– either via Private or Public means, if every person had a PHR that was maintained over a person’s lifetime, each person would own their own data and then decide who and how it gets shared, mined, used, etc. Microsoft Healthvault and Google Health maybe were ahead of their time when they introduced these concepts. I think this is the way it makes sense to make data more interoperable and sharable among those providers that patients believe should have access to it.2019-05-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10484/ 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/ 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/ 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/