Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsWed, 23 Jan 2019 10:55:51 -0800Durham 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/ Latin American and Caribbean Countries Progress Towards Digital Readinesshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10037Technology is transforming the world at an unprecedented pace. Countries are racing to prepare their infrastructure and their workforce for the inevitable transition to a digital economy. But what does it mean to be ready for this transition? 2019-01-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/10037/ 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/ 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/ Montana State's flexible research network is improving security and reducing costshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9917Montana State University CIO Jerry Sheehan discusses the campus' Cisco intent-based network and how the university is improving security and reducing costs as a result.2018-12-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9917/ 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/ Five Steps to Effectively Engage Your Partners in Digital Enterprise Transformationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9844When keeping pace with digital transformation in financial services today, the journey between A and Z is long—but the time organizations have to get it right is short. It’s no secret that the path to industry innovation can pose more challenges than in other sectors. Evolving global regulation and standards require a higher degree of forethought, due diligence and certainty about the effectiveness of every solution introduced. The margin for error is…well, in truth there isn’t one. In the weeks before 2019, technology simply moves too fast. 2018-11-16http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9844/ 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 Awarded Top 5 Rank by IDC in Financial Serviceshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9778This award is in recognition of Cisco’s continued focus on the FinTech sector and helping our customer adopt the NG technology. We spend every day working with our Financial Services customer to adopt a Digital transformation strategy, however in today’s market it is not enough to just have a Digital strategy. You also need to have a Digital Ready Network platform that will enable you to execute and deliver on that Digital strategy.2018-11-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9778/ EDUCAUSE 2018: Software-Defined Networks Advance Research Computinghttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9754Montana State University CIO sees faster service and stronger security in Cisco DNA.2018-11-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9754/ 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/ 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/ 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/ Bringing the Smart City Vision to Kansas City’s Neglected East Sidehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9609With few signs of renewal in the area, Kansas City officials are hoping new investments in transit and technology will move the needle. It will mean smart parking, smart intersections, smart water meters and smart streetlights. Cisco, Sprint and its corporate partners has made Kansas City a magnet for tech entrepreneurs and conferences for big think about big data.2018-10-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9609/ Security, Yes, Cameras Provide Other Valuehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9591Security cameras have long been used in many different business settings to protect against theft and keep an eye out for suspicious behavior. Only fairly recently, though, have manufacturers recognized the unique value cameras can bring to warehouses, distribution centers, and factory floors.2018-09-27http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9591/ 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/ Universities Integrate Smartboards to Promote Collaboration on Campushttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9459University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Eric Loepp, a political science professor at UW-Whitewater Webex uses Webex Boards and Teams as a way to get students involved. Later this year, UW-Whitewater plans to expand its implementation of Webex Boards and Teams.2018-08-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9459/ 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/ Must do for Retailers: Driving Innovation While Protecting the Enterprisehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9425Brick-and-mortar retailers are standing at a crossroads – the intersection of innovation and security. Amid all the disruption happening in this sector, retailers also face significant security threats from both the cyber sphere and inside their physical stores. 2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9425/ Know Your Vendor Before a Partnershiphttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9107Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployments are prone to breaches due to minimal security. This state of affairs is because – in addition to the intelligent connected sensors and machines that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) – IIoT is also comprised of everything in the industrial world that predates the dawn of IT. 2018-07-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9107/ The DNA of Middle Market Growthhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9100The middle market consistently outperforms other economic segments. To understand what drives its growth, the Center and its partners completed a full Bayesian network analysis of hundreds of data points from 20,000 middle market companies—possibly the largest such data set ever examined. 2018-07-20http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9100/ Why Middle Market Manufacturers Might be the Solutionhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9101Many of us have heard the pros and cons of big and small manufacturers. Big manufacturers typically have greater access to capital, more advanced technology and more relationships. Small manufacturers tend to be quicker to respond to consumer demands. But what we haven’t heard much about are the middle market manufacturers. Cisco's Eric Ehlers is featured in this roundup article.2018-07-20http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9101/