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05/29/2015

The Network Week in Review & Look Ahead: May 25-29

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The Network Week in Review & Look Ahead: May 25-29

05/29/2015

1.) Memorial Day 2015 — Remembrance and Gratitude    Today and every day, we thank those who have dedicated their lives to our country and fought for our freedom. Happy #MemorialDay. http://cs.co/6180CmBw ... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Series, Week in Review and Look Ahead, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things

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05/27/2015

What the Tech Landscape Will Look Like in 2019

By Stephanie Chan
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What the Tech Landscape Will Look Like in 2019

05/27/2015 By Stephanie Chan

We are in an era where technological advances are happening at an exponential rate. According to Cisco's Visual Networking Index Forecast , in just four years you can expect to see the number of mobile devices skyrocket, non-PC devices to ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Video, Fast IT

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05/22/2015

The Network Week in Review & Look Ahead: May 18-22

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The Network Week in Review & Look Ahead: May 18-22

05/22/2015

1.) Focus: Digital Disruption    #DigitalTransformation is happening everywhere. We’re ready. Are you? The May issue of #CiscoFocus will help you prepare: http://cs.co/61827hxa Posted by Cisco on ... Continue Reading

Tags: Series, Week in Review and Look Ahead

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05/21/2015

New Apps Aim to Deter, Stop Bullying

By Mary Ann Azevedo
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New Apps Aim to Deter, Stop Bullying

05/21/2015 By Mary Ann Azevedo

Despite nationwide efforts to address bullying in schools, parents still have major concerns about their children’s school environments. Bullying ranks among the top worries of parents of children and teens today. While every state has ... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Mary Ann Azevedo

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05/20/2015

Cisco and NASDAQ: 25 Years of Transforming an Industry

By Laurence Cruz
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Cisco and NASDAQ: 25 Years of Transforming an Industry

05/20/2015 By Laurence Cruz

Kelly Kramer, Cisco's Chief Financial Officer, will close the market on May 20 at 4 p.m. ET as the company celebrates a major milestone: 25 years as a NASDAQ listed company. Cisco was first listed on the NASDAQ when we went public on ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cisco Culture, Leadership

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05/19/2015

Reed Hundt, Creator of the Neutral Internet & Network Trailblazer

By Kevin Maney
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Reed Hundt, Creator of the Neutral Internet & Network Trailblazer

05/19/2015 By Kevin Maney

Sometimes, the right friends can make all the difference. Reed Hundt knew Al Gore in prep school and, later, Bill Clinton in law school. Hundt helped Gore run for office, and once Gore became Vice President of the United States in 1992, ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Government, Network Trailblazers

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05/18/2015

The Network is the Security Device

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The Network is the Security Device

05/18/2015

By: Marc Solomon , Vice President of Security Marketing More than thirty years ago, John Gage of Sun Microsystems coined the now famous phrase: “The network is the computer.”  Indeed the true power of the computer comes from ... Continue Reading

Tags: Security, Core Networks, Series, FOCUS, Digital Disruption

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05/15/2015

The Network Week in Review & Look Ahead: May 11-15

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The Network Week in Review & Look Ahead: May 11-15

05/15/2015

  1.) Cisco STEM: TechBridge     Replacing crafts with coding: See how Cisco and Techbridge are mentoring young girls to be the engineers of tomorrow. http://cs.co/TeBr #CiscoSTEM Posted by ... Continue Reading

Tags: Technologies, Series, Week in Review and Look Ahead, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things

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05/14/2015

Chief Disruption Officer: The New Role

By Laurence Cruz
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Chief Disruption Officer: The New Role

05/14/2015 By Laurence Cruz

New eras call for new leadership roles. Back around 2000, Vice Presidents of eBusiness first appeared as companies migrated their business processes online. A decade later, Chief Data Officers and Chief Innovation Officers began springing up to ... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Leadership, Internet of Things

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05/13/2015

Enter the Smart Warehouse

By Anne Field
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Enter the Smart Warehouse

05/13/2015 By Anne Field

With packing and shipping products from Lid's , warehouse duties used to be one heck of a laborious process. Lids, an Indianapolis company, sells fashion athletic headwear, team apparel and other fan novelties. In the old days, order ... Continue Reading

Tags: Technologies, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Anne Field, Internet of Things, Digital Disruption

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05/07/2015

The Network Week in Review & Look Ahead: May 4-8

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The Network Week in Review & Look Ahead: May 4-8

05/07/2015

1.) Cisco Board Names Chuck Robbins New CEO   Join #NewCEO Chuck Robbins as he talks about the transition into his new role and the tremendous opportunity ahead: http://cs.co/CRnewCEO Posted by Cisco on ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Video, Week in Review and Look Ahead, Internet of Everything, Leadership, Internet of Things

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05/06/2015

Mobile and Social: Apps are Making the Phone Call Obsolete

By Jason Deign
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Mobile and Social: Apps are Making the Phone Call Obsolete

05/06/2015 By Jason Deign

Alex and Isabella love their smartphones. But like many mobile phone users of their age, there’s one thing the two 13-year-olds from Barcelona, Spain, won’t bother using their devices for: voice calls. “The last time I made a ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Jason Deign

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05/05/2015

A New Hire's Perspective on Cisco's New CEO

By Stephanie Chan
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A New Hire's Perspective on Cisco's New CEO

05/05/2015 By Stephanie Chan

It's the Monday of my second week at Cisco and I wake up to a text telling me the company has a new CEO.  As I am transitioning into this new job, Cisco is in the midst making one of the biggest transitions it has had in a long ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cisco Culture

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05/04/2015

20 Years of Leadership

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20 Years of Leadership

05/04/2015

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Tags: Corporate News, Corporate Business, John Chambers, Executive Leadership, We Are Cisco

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04/30/2015

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: April 27 - May 1

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: April 27 - May 1

04/30/2015

1.) Myth-busting: White-box Switches are no Bargain    Are white-box switches a bargain or a secret money sucker? Cisco President Rob Lloyd and SDN expert Frank D'Agostino explore: http://cs.co/wbxs ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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04/30/2015

How The Internet Of Everything Is Helping ‘Unbanked' Citizens Around The World

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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How The Internet Of Everything Is Helping ‘Unbanked' Citizens Around The World

04/30/2015 By Melissa Jun Rowley

Unbanked, underbanked, underrepresented, and nearly uncounted are a few adjectives describing three quarters of the world's population. Many adults are in this state due to poverty, travel distance, and a plethora of paperwork. More than 50% ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Series, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Melissa Jun Rowley, Internet of Things, Financial, Digital Disruption

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04/29/2015

Internet of Everything Helps Keep Lone Workers Safe

By Jason Deign
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Internet of Everything Helps Keep Lone Workers Safe

04/29/2015 By Jason Deign

Mention ‘ Suzy Lamplugh ’ to any Briton over 40 and chances are they may remember the tragic case that hit headlines in 1986. Lamplugh, a 25-year-old real estate agent, went on her own to meet a customer at a property and was never ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things

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04/23/2015

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: April 20-24

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: April 20-24

04/23/2015

1.) Girls Power Tech-Inspiring the Next Generation This ‘Girls In ICT Day,’ we celebrate the Fab Five female Cisco leaders who drive diversity and innovation across our company every day. #GirlsPowerTech ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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04/23/2015

Girls Power Tech-Inspiring the Next Generation

By Kirsten Chiala
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Girls Power Tech-Inspiring the Next Generation

04/23/2015 By Kirsten Chiala

Ever seen a double robot in action? Dozens of girls in San Jose, Calif. had a chance to do just that, along with exploring trends and careers in the tech industry. They attended an event called Girls Power Tech on the Cisco campus. The event was ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cisco Culture, Education, Internet of Everything

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04/22/2015

Software That's Checking You're Who You Say You Are

By Jason Deign
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Software That's Checking You're Who You Say You Are

04/22/2015 By Jason Deign

The financial services industry is bringing technology to bear in the fight against identity theft . Voice biometrics software that can tell a hoaxer just from their voice is being installed in banks worldwide and in many other large ... Continue Reading

Tags: Data Center, Internet of Everything

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Contributing Writers Contributing Writers
Contributing Writers

Mary Ann Azevedo
Mary Ann Azevedo is an award-winning journalist based in Austin, Texas.

Gail Bronson
Gail Bronson is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, blogger and independent writer.

Amy Cortese
Amy Cortese is an award-winning journalist and the author of Locavesting (Wiley, 2011)

Laurence Cruz
Laurence Cruz is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles.

Jason Deign
Jason Deign is a Barcelona-based business writer, journalist and author.

Kerry Doyle
Kerry Doyle has covered business and technology issues for over a decade and was senior editor at ZDNet.com.

Anne Field
Anne Field has covered entrepreneurship and small business for the New York Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Mary Gorges
Mary Gorges is a seasoned journalist who has written for both print and television including The Huffington Post.

Scott Gurvey
Scott Gurvey was the New York bureau chief of the Nightly Business Report on PBS.

Melissa Jun Rowley
Melissa Jun Rowley is an award-winning journalist, on-air host, and content strategist with a passion for all things tied to social innovation.

Prasanto Kumar Roy
Prasanto K Roy is a New Delhi-based veteran journalist and speaker on technology, social media and greentech.

Kevin Maney
Kevin Maney is a veteran journalist and reporter who wrote for USA Today, Fortune, Fast Company and ABC News.

Joanne Taaffe
Joanne has contributed to science and economics titles including France's Science & Vie, and Science & Vie Junior.

Sue Tabbitt
Sue Tabbitt is a technology journalist who covers IT and telecommunications.

Steve Wildstrom
Steve Wildstrom is a veteran technology journalist who wrote the Technology & You column at BusinessWeek.

Staff Contributors

Stephanie Chan
Stephanie Ellen Chan is the Editorial Producer at Cisco who has also written for the tech publication ReadWrite.

Kirsten Chiala
Kirsten Chiala is an Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist and a former executive producer for NBC Bay Area.

Joie Healy
Joie Healy, Senior Manager of Social Media Communications, is an award winning broadcast journalist who worked at NBC for 15 years prior to Cisco.

Past Contributors

Elizabeth Corcoran
Elizabeth Corcoran covers education and technology. She was the Silicon Valley bureau chief at Forbes.

Karen Crocker Snell
Karen Crocker Snell is an award winning content producer and The Network's Digital Content Lead.

John Earnhardt
John Earnhardt was the Director of Social Media Communications at Cisco.

Kristi Essick
Kristi Essick has covered technology for the Wall Street Journal and The Industry Standard.

Lee Gomes
Lee Gomes has spent nearly two decades writing about technology, much of the time for the Wall Street Journal.

Julie Pitta
Julie Pitta was a senior editor at Forbes Magazine covering the high-tech and biotech industries.

Eric Rabkin
Eric S. Rabkin is Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Associate Provost for Online Education at Stony Brook University.

David Rogers
David Rogers teaches brands, marketing and digital strategy at Columbia Business School.

Wendy Tanaka
Wendy Tanaka is a former editor at The Network and technology editor at Forbes.

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