Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsMon, 17 Jun 2019 00:05:02 -0700Supporting the Transition from Education to Employment in Latin America’s Digital Economyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10491There is a huge opportunity in Latin America right now to train the workforce with digital skills and fill the need for IT related jobs. The more professionals we train with these skills, the bigger the social and economic impact we can make across the region.2019-05-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10491/ Autonomous Robot Debut Celebration at Cisco Systemshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10485Cisco Systems is deploying a creative solution to achieve a new zero waste goal for its Research Triangle Park (RTP) campus. With a current waste diversion rate around 65%, getting to zero waste (diverting 90% of all waste generated on campus from landfill) is no easy feat. Part of the strategy to meet this goal is to add composting and prioritize the use of reusable dishes in its cafeteria. 2019-05-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10485/ Between Your Expectations & Fulfilling Your Goals There's a Bridgehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10330From the beginning, Cisco has always been about connection. Connecting the unconnected brings people, places and things together. It lets a grandmother connect with her grandchildren, a job applicant connect with a hiring manager, a car connect with its driver, a bank connect with its customers, a government connect with its people, and more. But starting in 2019, Cisco has a new focus. We’re looking for ways to solve global problems by connecting people, ideas, and technology too. 2019-03-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10330/ Cisco Forms Partnership with Habitat for Humanityhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10233Cisco employees from North and South America have recently traveled to Georgia to help build homes as part of a new national partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Cisco provided the funding and volunteers from their Americas sales team to help construct the homes over 12 week-long builds. 2019-03-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10233/ HIMSS19 Video: Innovations Drive Enhancement in Senior Carehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10178Cisco Healthcare Lead Troy Yoder gives comment around innovations in senior care to the TV crew at HealthTech Magazine at HIMSS19 conference. 2019-02-22http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10178/ 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/ HIMSS19: Top Predicted Takeaways from the Showhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10111Cisco Healthcare Director Barbara Casey shares her predicted takeaways from the HIMSS19 show next week with Electronic Health Reporter. She says, "I hope the number one takeaway from the conference is the understanding that unlocking the power of data will help move patient critical data securely to the edge at the exact time, place and person wherever it is needed, transforming healthcare experiences for patients, clinicians and administrators." Read all the predictions at Electronic Health Reporter. 2019-02-07http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10111/ Why Connected Intersections Are the Backbones of Smart Citieshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10099Cisco transportation expert Michelle Maggiore explains why connected intersections are the backbones of smart cities.2019-02-04http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10099/ AI-fueled Verizon Digital CX Targets Virtual Contact Centershttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10065Verizon, one of the leading telecommunications vendors, entered the customer experience software space with Verizon Digital CX, a new suite of products aimed at enterprise and SMB contact centers. The New York-based telecom vendor unveiled Verizon Digital CX at the National Retail Federation's NRF 2019 conference on Jan. 14, and it said customers can license the product immediately. 2019-01-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10065/ NRF 2019: Big Brands Come Together to Use Blockchain Technology and Provide More Attractive Experienceshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10068BLOCKv will work with CataBoom, Intel and other leading retail brands to launch Project NGAGE, an initiative led by Intel that will demonstrate how digital objects are gamified in blockchain. Its goal is to provide much more attractive customer experiences and have the potential to initiate a new era in retail marketing at the NRF 2019 Retail's Big Show.2019-01-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10068/ Retailers Should Tap Into Technology to Create Magic Moments for Consumershttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10059As technology innovation changes at the speed of light, retailers are working hard to build up the customer experience, both online and at brick and mortar. At the intersection of the digital and physical retail space are "magic moments." Presenting at the National Retail Federation's NRF 2019: Retail's Big Show, technology giant Cisco highlighted three magic moments from around the globe. In the Americas, it is the merging of online and in-store; in Asia, mobile is a way of life; and in Europe, it is synchronized inventory and pricing.2019-01-24http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10059/ Modernizing IT - A Network with Intenthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9959How is the digital environment changing for the Public Sector and how does the network need to change in order to support it? Cisco CTO Dan Kent dives into what the network environment needs to look like in order for public sector organizations to continue in their IT modernization journey. 2018-12-18http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9959/ Military Should Leverage AI to Sustain Mission Assurancehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9913ExecutiveBiz reposted details from a byline from Cisco Defense Director Carl De Groote and Defense Strategist Chuck Louisell. The article highlights that the U.S. military should adopt AI, machine learning and in-line data analytics to sustain mission assurance and readiness. 2018-12-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9913/ 3 Steps to Retain and Motivate Top Federal Talenthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9816In today’s very competitive world, it is often difficult to find and retain great talent. Cisco's CTO Dan Kent outlines three key motivators for top talent to help government agencies retain the great resources they have. And money is not one of them. Read the full article in GovLoop. 2018-11-13http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9816/ 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/ Cisco’s Toronto innovation centre shines light on digital campushttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9605The Innovation Centre co-located with Cisco’s Canadian headquarters in Toronto has played host to a number of different of types of solutions, but recently, it’s gone back to school...2018-10-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9605/ Cisco unveils Education Room, talks future of technology in learning spaceshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9590From WiFi technology that can collect student behaviour patterns to security cameras that keep schools safe, Cisco’s latest installment of the Education Room in its Innovation Centre focuses on the possibilities of emerging technology that can be used in universities and colleges.2018-09-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9590/ 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/ Like a Hull Breach, Cyber Attacks Should Be Detected In Secondshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9502The global average for detecting a cybersecurity breach, is around six months. Imagine if it took that long for a physical breach on a ship to be discovered, let alone fixed. Cisco Defense Expert Kelly Jones outlines a cyber strategy to prepare for, survive and return to mission readiness after a cyber incident.2018-09-05http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9502/ Comparing Modernizing Government to Remodeling a Homehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9440Senior VP Larry Payne breaks down the idea of long-term technology investment for government agencies by comparing this change in IT to a home investment. When should agencies update it, when does it need remodeling and when should agencies completely modernize the space? CIO.com has the answers. 2018-08-14http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9440/ How Healthcare providers Can Take Advantage of IoThttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9430Beyond connecting medical devices to a network, a robust and secure infrastructure can usher in IoT initiatives for healthcare. Giving insight into the complexity of this type of environment, Healthcare Expert Troy Yoder says, "A hospital’s a very dense environment, with floors stacked on top of floors, and it’s a difficult wireless environment to get right." Staples Business Resource Center has more details.2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9430/ Are We Missing the Forest with IT Modernization?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9431Former CIO and Federal Expert Alan Balutis explains why we shouldn't be worried about the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) not being included in the Senate version of the spending bill for fiscal 2019. His insights can be found in Federal News Radio.2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9431/ Can Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) help agency IT leaders?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9428Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) technology allows agency IT leaders to monitor and measure their data center optimization operations. Cisco CTO Dan Kent says, "Agency IT officials cannot figure out how to consolidate and optimize without knowing the equipment and data they have." More details at FedTech.com. 2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9428/ Military Maintenance Ready for Data-Driven Optimizationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9423Defense Expert Joe Beel describes how the use of IoT system data can deliver enhanced visibility and efficient maintenance packaging. He says, "For the DOD, truly digitizing operations means maximizing the potential insights from MRO machine data." The full article is published in Aviation Today. 2018-08-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9423/ Cybersecurity CTE Programs Like Cisco Networking Academy on the Risehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9102Cybersecurity programs that allow students to earn professional credentials or college credit are becoming increasingly popular at schools nationwide. Many of these schools have become a Cisco Networking Academy, allowing them to choose from an array of courses to fit a standard template of four total to provide professional or post-secondary credentials to students. Education Dive details the success of programs like the Cisco Networking Academy.2018-07-20http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9102/ The Government Reorganization Plan - Finding a Way to the 21st Centuryhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9085Reorganization remains a popular prescription for many of the ills of government. But little is known about what types of reorganization promote efficiency. Cisco Distinguished Fellow Alan Balutis breaks it down with a five-part plan to advance us towards a 21st century government. Details are at FCW.com.2018-07-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9085/ The Next-Generation Network Will Work Like the Nervous Systemhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9082Cisco Healthcare Director Barbara Casey talks next-generation network for healthcare with Healthcare IT News. She is quoted saying, "The old network was like the circulatory system, pumping blood to and away from the heart using a series of pipes. The next-generation network will work more like the nervous system, taking in sensory information, learning from it and changing its behavior based on its sensory environment." More insight from Casey and other healthcare experts shared with Healthcare IT News. 2018-07-11http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9082/ Introducing Global Problem Solvers: The Serieshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9034Cisco's Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs Tae Yoo announces Global Problem Solvers: The Series, a new Cisco corporate social responsibility (CSR) educational initiative. The new animated series and supporting activities for middle schoolers are available at no cost in English, Spanish, Hindi and French at www.gpstheseries.com.2018-06-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9034/