Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsMon, 18 Mar 2019 21:10:47 -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/ 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/ 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/ A Look at What Cisco’s Fully Integrated Retail Store Can Do http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10123A prototype store set up at NRF 2019 combines digital and physical store experiences to help customers find items and streamline purchases while improving visibility for store associates. 2019-02-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10123/ 2019 Leadership in Automation: First Team Honoreeshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10112Automation technologies are so regularly installed with the idea that they will last for years or even decades that it’s no surprise buyers tend to be steadfast in their loyalties to one company or another. Given that, it’s really not a surprise that Automation World’s readers show fairly consistent loyalties year after year as they judge the Leadership in Automation First Team Honorees. But in this, our ninth year of the program, we’re starting to see a few changes as end users wend their way through the maze of new technologies related to the Internet of Things (IIoT), collaborative robots, edge and cloud computing, and more. 2019-02-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10112/ Fog Computing vs. Edge Computing: What Higher Education IT Teams Need to Knowhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10087Did you know that Cisco coined the term "fog computing?" Learn what it is, how it differs from edge computing and why higher education network infrastructures can benefit from fog or edge computing as they incorporate the Internet of Things on campuses.2019-01-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10087/ NRF 2019: What I Saw and Felt at the Expohttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10066Being at NRF, no matter how many years you've attended and have collected good tips for optimizing your content, you're sure to feel that sense of forgetting important things! With so many simultaneous lectures, areas of innovation, startups and parallel actions, the script must be studied well before. On the second day of the event, in front of more than 700 exhibitors, it is a challenge to be on time, in the right place!2019-01-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10066/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ Kansas City Blazes a Trail Toward Smarter, Better Serviceshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9458Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett credits KCMO's smart cities public-private partnership with Cisco and its ecosystem partners as critical to its success. 2018-08-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9458/ 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/ 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/ SDN Technology Increases Speed, Visibility for Campus IThttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8921Bowling Green State University embraces software-defined networking platform to simplify management, security and deployment in higher education. 2018-05-11http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8921/ Cisco Cyber Report: Government Should Use AI, Behavior Analyticshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8841SC Magazine reports on Cisco's Annual Cybersecurity Report: Impacts on Government saying, "As threat actors weaponize more technology, Cisco researchers warned government agencies should look to behavior analytics in order to meet new, self-propagating, network-based threats in 2018." The full article can be found at SC Magazine.2018-04-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8841/ Cisco Cyber Report: Malware, Encrypted Traffic Challenge Federal Agencieshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8842CyberScoop reports on Cisco's Annual Cybersecurity Report: Impacts on Government calling out the challenges federal agencies face. The publication says according to the report, "hackers will continue to give U.S. government agencies headaches in the coming months thanks to an evolving malware market and their use of encryption to evade detection." Read the full article at CyberScoop. 2018-04-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8842/ Cisco's Dan Kent Discusses How Hackers Adapt to Government Adversarieshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8843Based on findings in Cisco's Annual Cybersecurity Report: Impacts on Government, Cisco CTO Dan Kent talks to FCW about how hackers are increasingly able to mask their presence and take advantage of security vulnerabilities to gain government network access. Kent says federal agencies tend to have better security procedures around their devices to prevent them from being hijacked, but their public facing websites are vulnerable to DDOS attacks. The full article can be found at FCW.2018-04-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8843/ Cisco Cyber Report: Internet 'Noise' Masks Federal Network Dangershttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8840The Cisco Annual Cybersecurity Report: Impacts on Government is reported on by the Federal Times, calling out how hackers can use the confusion of traffic across government agency networks to mask malicious behavior. The publication points out the federal government's move to the cloud and the cloud security dangers outlined in Cisco's report. Said the reporter, "though 74 percent of government respondents to a Cisco 2018 Security Capabilities Benchmark Study said that they prefer an on-premise cloud, they were almost equally supportive of using a third party to manage that versus doing so themselves." Read the full article at Federal Times.2018-04-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8840/ Unprecedented Threats: Impacts on Government Outlined in Cisco Cybersecurity Reporthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8821A government-focused cybersecurity report from Cisco explains how hackers are getting better at deploying destructive malware, evading detection and exploiting unpatched connected devices to deliver devastating blows to government systems. POLITICO shares a summary as well as a link to the report. 2018-04-10http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8821/ Bringing the HIMSS18 Exhibit Floor to the Hospitalhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8814HIMSS18 may be over, but improving the patient experience, streamlining clinical workflows, and strengthening patient data security are still top of mind for healthcare professionals. Cisco Healthcare Expert Sarah Struble discusses what technology was highlighted at the show, what Cisco showcased and key takeaways for healthcare professionals.2018-04-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8814/ HIMSS18 – Goodbye Vegas, hello more advanced healthcarehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8761HIMSS18 is now in our rear-view mirrors and, as usual, it was a whirlwind of a week. Cisco Director of Healthcare Barbara Casey shares insight from the show, what Cisco was up to and the collection of healthcare solutions Cisco had at the booth. More details can be found on the Cisco Healthcare Blog.2018-03-13http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8761/ 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/ Cisco Works with Microsoft to Bring Azure Stack to Government Customershttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8734Microsoft Azure Stack is now being integrated with Azure Government, allowing partners including Cisco to offer the solution to government customers. Cisco VP of Federal Nick Michaelides is quoted saying, "Cisco has data center solutions in most government agencies. As part of our overall, multi-cloud strategy we are excited about our partnership with Microsoft to offer Azure Stack as a converged infrastructure solution for government." More details are posted on Microsoft's blog. 2018-03-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8734/