Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsSun, 16 Jun 2019 23:55:51 -0700Changing 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/ The Retail Moments That Matter Most — "Optimize Me"http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10537Retail is not what it used to be. With so many new, enriching and interesting things to do in this world, traditional shopping just doesn’t have the shine it used to. Consumer expectation and interest have shifted from browsing and pondering what they might be interested in, to making split-second decisions and moving onto the next thing. Shoppers are increasingly mobile, hopping channels frequently. 2019-05-21http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10537/ Bottled Better: Coca-Cola’s Connected Factory approachhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10530When the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States recently increased their number of production centers from 5 to 13 (through acquisition) they knew that getting them to work together would be a challenge. With issues around proprietary infrastructure, an explosion of data, and the age old issue of IT vs. OT, integration had to start off solid. So they turned to a trusted partner, Cisco. 2019-05-20http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10530/ Education Wild for Wi-Fi6http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10511Cisco Meraki's Dwight Henning draws on 20 years of edtech experience and dives into the Wild Rose School Division's story on how WiFi-6 turns student and IoT devices networking obstacles into opportunities to promote learning.2019-05-14http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10511/ Federal Agencies Need to Ensure Capacity for Cloud-Ready Networkshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10418Cisco's Grimt Habtemariam shared how agencies must assess their networks' capacity to handle commercial cloud implementation to meet future demands. Insight was included on ExecutiveBiz.2019-04-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10418/ Zero Trust Security - How to Be Mindful of the Hypehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10419Zero trust is as much a security philosophy as it is an architecture. Cisco's Public Sector CTO, Dan Kent, dives into what type of environment is needed to support a zero-trust philosophy at a government organization. 2019-04-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10419/ Cybersecurity Canadian Stylehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10432At the CME (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters) “Dare to Compete” event in Winnipeg, Canada, likeminded people come together to share their experiences and ideas for the greater good of manufacturing. The event is community focused and the goal is to connect with peers, drive innovation, and compete in today’s global market. The day began with discussions around company priorities and a need to focus on employees (with retention and obtaining new talent in mind).2019-04-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10432/ 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/ 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/ How to Address Plant Floor Data Security Threatshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10197In order to fully understand data passing through an industrial network, one needs to take a deep dive and analyze the data itself. In other words, when we have data moving from controllers to I/O blocks, how do we actually know it’s the right data?2019-02-27http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10197/ Cybersecurity Helps Manufacturers Create More Secure, Resilient Networkshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10188If you know anyone who has a current state-of-the-art pacemaker, most likely it can be programmed via a Windows-based computer at the doctor’s office. Most pacemakers use near-field communications, which means they can only communicate with another device at a distance of 1 or 2 inches, making direct access difficult for a potential hacker. 2019-02-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10188/ 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/ 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/ The Key to Any Successful Industrial Digitalisation Projecthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10149Intelligent use of real-time data is critical to successful industrial digitalisation. However, ensuring that data flows effectively is just as critical to success. Todd Gurela explains the importance of getting your manufacturing network right. 2019-02-18http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10149/ 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/ A Day in the Life of a Digital Shopperhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10113Cisco's NRF 2019 booth had customers experiencing a comprehensive journey with scan-and-go checkout, immersive digital signage, end-to-end shopper analytics and more. Check out this virtual tour of our Stop, Shop & Go concept today! 2019-02-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10113/ Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure, with its Focus on AI and Machine Learning, is a Data Center Solution for Financial Institutions of All Sizeshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10088Technology is rapidly evolving, particularly in the financial services sector, where there are increasingly automated services and greater customer expectations for speed and convenience. Cisco Systems seeks to help companies stay ahead of the technology curve with programs like its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Cisco ACI is a data center solution that employs AI and machine learning to provide thorough, quick, and secure services to its clients, so they can pass along great service to their customers. 2019-01-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10088/ Innovation: Cisco Innovation, Technology and Development Arrives at the National Retail Federation 2019http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10060The Digital Transformation is no longer something only linked to companies, but it is increasingly related to the internal customer, end user, business processes and customer experience. That is why, every day it becomes more necessary for companies not only to use new technologies but also to develop a business strategy based on increasingly demanding expectations from their customers. Strategies must seek to unite the digital and physical world through consistent, memorable experiences that ultimately achieve customer loyalty.2019-01-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10060/ NRF 2019: The Promise of Surveillance Data for Retail Operationshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10056Surveillance cameras are in nearly every physical store, from the smallest bodega to the largest big-box retailer — and they’re always running, gathering info on the goings-on in brick-and-mortar locations around the clock. But, are retailers using these tools to their fullest extent? Likely not, according to George Bentinck, product manager at Cisco Meraki, who spoke at NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show on Tuesday, Jan. 15, alongside George Howard, IoT Business Architect at CDW, in the session “Enhanced Video Surveillance Turns Sight into Insights.”2019-01-24http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10056/ Durham County goes Cisco for enterprise network ops and security proficiencyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10052Durham County, N.C. is featured for helping the county's IT team save time while improving security for their network powered by Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and DNA Center.2019-01-23http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10052/ 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/ 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/ Questionable Headlines Can Drive Bad Security Decisionshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9975Security is hard enough without your executives knee-jerking to the latest FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) filled headlines and demanding answers or solutions to problems you either already solved or don’t even apply. It gets worse when those headlines themselves are in error and your over-subscribed teams end up burning time you don’t have, or even worse, altering sound thoughtful policy just to give a positive “fixed it” answer to the wrong question.2018-12-21http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9975/ Agile Retail, Simplifiedhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9963Our focus at NRF this year is taking advantage of the retail “moments that matter most!” We are bringing to life what those moments might look like with a life-size board game- showing how retailers can bring it all together in the quickest and simplest way possible.2018-12-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9963/ 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/