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Getting Closer to Customers in Central Europe and Beyond

Which Central European city has more than twenty universities, with the oldest one founded as early as 1364? As a little help, it is also the second largest city of the country which currently holds the European Union Presidency. Views of Krakow. Source: wikipedia Cisco continuously evaluates potential sites for support operations around the world …

Malaysia Embarks on Smart+Connected Communities Journey

Nusajaya is a nascent city located on the South-western tip of Peninsula Malaysia and just a short drive away from Singapore. Nusajaya is also one of the crown jewels of Iskandar Malaysia, the special economic zone in the state of Johor and one of the flagships of the Malaysian Government’s national development plan. Soon, …

Smart+Connected Community Services to Roll-out Shortly in Songdo

Residents in Songdo International Business District will soon be able to learn a new dish or take a yoga class in the comfort of their homes. A managed services company called U.Life Solutions has been set up by Cisco, Gale Internatonal, POSCO E&C and LG CNS to deliver Smart+Connected Community Services in the newly established …

And the DELFIN Goes To…

Magyar Telekom Awards Cisco for Sustainability True to its tradition, each year Magyar Telekom recognises suppliers that play an outstanding role in the field of sustainability. The DELFIN — Award (the title of which is the acronym of the Hungarian equivalents of Award for a Committed, Sustainable, and Innovative Generation) has been awarded for the fourth …

Workload Automation, Job Scheduling, Applications and the Move to Cloud

In an earlier part of my career I learned the extreme importance of Workload Automation, aka Job Scheduling.  Workload automation is the oldest IT technology on the planet coming from the need to schedule jobs on an IBM Mainframe.   Job Scheduling has evolved from driving JCL (Job Control Language) to Workload Automation where the …

So is it Virtual Desktops, or Virtual Workspaces? and… VMware Partner Exchange is Next Week!

It’s actually BOTH, which I’ll get to in a minute…  First, are you going to VMware Partner Exchange? Planning out your agenda for next week? If so, you’ve got some great opportunities to learn about VXI with VMware.   Before we get to the good stuff, I want to highlight something that we often get asked, …

Openstack, Big Data and Cisco Cloud Software at Cloud Connect Next Week

Next week is Cloud Connect in Santa Clara and Cisco’s Cloud Software group will have a big presence. While we have plenty to talk about on how Cisco is helping customers build their cloud, we also want to listen to our customers plans and needs. We are bringing some of our engineers and architects …

Feeling the “need for speed”? Announcing 100GE on the Nexus 7000 Series

It’s clearly evident from the evolution of technology that the “need for speed” seems to be deeply embedded in human nature.  Reflecting back without going too far back in history, the horse and buggy was the main mode of transportation, unfortunately not fast enough. So we invented the locomotive, automobile, airplane, fax machine, e-mail, and mobile …