Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsWed, 23 Jan 2019 10:02:53 -0800Cisco 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/ 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/ Navy Looks to Cloud Technology to Extend Warship Missionshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9914Cisco Defense Systems Engineer Kelly Jones is interviewed by Warrior Maven around Cisco's work with the U.S. Navy. The article describes the underlying digital twin technology the Navy is using to build laboratory prototypes of a software technology designed to offer instant connectivity between ship-based networks, command and control, and on-board systems such as engines. Jones is quoted saying, "This can minimize down-time and keep a ship mission ready."2018-12-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9914/ Intent-Based Industrial Networkshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9906Manufacturing networks today are massive and pass quite a bit of unutilized data. These networks also have a lot of equipment on them that, from time to time, is moved around where the plant floor is re-optimized to make people and machinery more efficient. 2018-12-05http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9906/ How Enterprise-Level Firms Should Approach Data, Automation, Blockchainhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9895Listen to Al talk about data, automation, and blockchain during an interview at Money 20/20, the fintech event where technology meets money, money meets people, people meet ideas, and ideas become reality. 2018-11-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9895/ Making The Retail Moments That Matter Most Positively Contagioushttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9867Flu season is upon us and catching the bug is not all that has shoppers concerned this winter. Standing in long lines, not being able to find an associate to help or arriving to the store only to find a product out of stock are too often still a reality during the holiday season. It is no surprise that shoppers are in search of effortless experiences that provide much-needed transparency and can save them time. And we all know that when experiences cut the friction out of the shopping equation, customers are more likely to come back for more. 2018-11-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9867/ How VCU's cyber-physical security system is keeping 32,000 students safehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9868Alex Henson, chief information officer of the 32,000-student, urban Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses how the university and Cisco worked to improve the digital aspect of physical security—connected security cameras and instant communication platforms. Cisco and its ecosystem partners' safer campus solution has increased safety, led to a drop in campus crime and helped informed students about tornadoes near campus after Hurricane Florence. Shannon Leininger, a VP of public sector and education at Cisco, credits VCU's vision for a holistic solution and reducing silos as keys to their success. 2018-11-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9868/ You Don’t Have to be Amazon to Create a Frictionless Retail Experiencehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9852The new normal in retail comes down to one simple concept, ease of purchase. The longer the list of obstacles that stand between your product and your customer, the less likely your customer is to complete a transaction or return for another. But let me let you in on a secret. Its okay, you can still thrive even if you’re not Amazon. 2018-11-20http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9852/ 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/ 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/ Retail’s Missing Gap to a Brighter and More Sustainable Futurehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9775Retail is moving towards a new digital model that is expedited by all the various digital technologies, IoT capabilities and consumer expectations taking the stage. However, many retailers are faced with unexpected hurdles and challenges during this process of change and transformation. 2018-11-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9775/ Join Cisco at Automation Fair 2018http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9776The city of brotherly love will become the center of manufacturing this fall as Automation Fair comes into town, November 14-15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Just like in the past, the two days will be packed with be vendors, forums, hands-on labs, technical sessions and an opportunity to network with your industry peers. The entire two days are also free to attend. 2018-11-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9776/ 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: 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/ 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/ HIMSS Analytics Debuts Infrastructure Benchmarkshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9736HIMSS Analytics introduced a maturity model to measure the technical infrastructure used within a health system, dubbed the "infrastructure adoption model," or INFRAM. Cisco has signed on to the program as an early certified consultant. Becker's Hospital Review has more details. 2018-10-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9736/ 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/ Fintech Moves from Banking Disruptor to Collaboratorhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9729If you can’t beat them, work with them. That’s one clear message coming from the Money 20/20 USA conference in Las Vegas this week as representatives from large financial institutions rubbed shoulders with fintech startup founders in an effort to sort through the future of money. 2018-10-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9729/ DataScan Protects its Customers – and its Reputation – with a Secure Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9689DataScan is a great example of a company that is being proactive about security. 2018-10-24http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9689/ Every Day, an Average of Three U.S. Bank Branches Close their Doors for Goodhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9705In theory, the decline makes sense. Consumers with supercomputers in their pockets no longer need face-to-face interactions to complete basic financial transactions. They can do everything that used to be a part of weekly trips to their neighborhood branch directly from the comfort of their living room.2018-10-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9705/ 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/ Turn Fear into an Advantagehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9711It is the season for scary Halloween movies, and the most terrifying ones are often about the unknown. It’s easy to grasp a frightening ghost, monster, or some lunatic chasing after a group of folks whose van broke down in the wrong town. However, the unknown allows for another level of paranoia because you never know what’s coming next. 2018-10-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9711/