IT Blog & Customer Resources - Perspectives

Ernest Dunn - Director, Secure Networks
07/22/13 at 09:35 am
While the term BYOD may be becoming a bit overused, we are really just starting to feel the impact of this movement.  Cisco just released a case study on the financial impact of BYOD which stated that 89 percent of companies are enabling their employees to use their own devices — specifically, mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets — for work purposes.
Ernest Dunn - Director, Secure Networks
07/22/13 at 09:35 am
While the term BYOD may be becoming a bit overused, we are really just starting to feel the impact of this movement.  Cisco just released a case study on the financial impact of BYOD which stated that 89 percent of companies are enabling their employees to use their own devices — specifically, mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets — for work purposes.
Mike French, Chief Marketing Officer, Presidio
06/05/13 at 11:03 am
This year’s Partner Summit has already been one of the most impactful summits I have been to and I have seen 14 of the 17 Cisco has hosted. That is a pretty bold statement being that the summit just started, but let me justify that.
Samuel Clements, Mobility Practice Manager, Presidio
06/05/13 at 10:58 am
Today kicked off day one of the 2013 Cisco Partner Summit. This is the first time I've had the opportunity to attend and to be perfectly honest, I wasn't sure what I was in for. I've attended numerous partner virtual team events in the past and I’m no stranger to Cisco partner facing events, but this event in particular allowed me to be an audience member to the likes of John Chambers, Bruce Klein, and Edison Peres. I've said numerous times, listening to someone’s message in his or her own environment is the most compelling way to receive it, and I wasn't disappointed.
Ray Clearwater, Consulting Principal, Presidio
05/14/13 at 06:46 am
I recently had a chance to get my hands on Cisco’s new MDS 9710 fabric director at EMC World 2013 and I can describe it in two words, common sense.    Common sense is defined by Merriam-Webster as “sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts”.   As part of the Cisco’s Storage Networking line and neatly following in the MDS 9513’s path, the MDS 9710 provides  reliability, performance and scale, and represents the new standard in data center storage networking.
Ray Clearwater, Consulting Principal, Presidio
05/14/13 at 06:46 am
I recently had a chance to get my hands on Cisco’s new MDS 9710 fabric director at EMC World 2013 and I can describe it in two words, common sense.    Common sense is defined by Merriam-Webster as “sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts”.   As part of the Cisco’s Storage Networking line and neatly following in the MDS 9513’s path, the MDS 9710 provides  reliability, performance and scale, and represents the new standard in data center storage networking.
Jason Gates, Data Center Team Lead, Presidio South
05/13/13 at 07:47 am
We are all anticipating the impact of big data on the datacenter of the future. Recently at EMC world 2013, I had an opportunity to take a peek at Cisco’s new innovations, the MDS 9710. Cisco has always been an innovator in the storage area network market, and it appears this trend is not going to change. The MDS 9710 provides 4x the performance of any storage director in the market with 16Gb fibre channel ports and supports both FC/FCoE in the same chassis.
Jason Gates, Data Center Team Lead, Presidio South
05/13/13 at 07:47 am
We are all anticipating the impact of big data on the datacenter of the future. Recently at EMC world 2013, I had an opportunity to take a peek at Cisco’s new innovations, the MDS 9710. Cisco has always been an innovator in the storage area network market, and it appears this trend is not going to change. The MDS 9710 provides 4x the performance of any storage director in the market with 16Gb fibre channel ports and supports both FC/FCoE in the same chassis.
Steven Reese
02/25/13 at 04:59 am
Whether or not you choose to consider collaboration as a platform or an activity, the fact that can’t be debated is that the two ends of any network are information and people. When the industry accepts that people and information are the two constants that have never changed, the notion of collaboration becoming a platform to connect the two ends of the network becomes more palatable. Let’s look at how the collaboration platform has evolved.
Steven Reese
02/25/13 at 04:59 am
Whether or not you choose to consider collaboration as a platform or an activity, the fact that can’t be debated is that the two ends of any network are information and people. When the industry accepts that people and information are the two constants that have never changed, the notion of collaboration becoming a platform to connect the two ends of the network becomes more palatable. Let’s look at how the collaboration platform has evolved.
Steven Reese
02/25/13 at 04:59 am
Whether or not you choose to consider collaboration as a platform or an activity, the fact that can’t be debated is that the two ends of any network are information and people. When the industry accepts that people and information are the two constants that have never changed, the notion of collaboration becoming a platform to connect the two ends of the network becomes more palatable. Let’s look at how the collaboration platform has evolved.
Steven Reese
02/25/13 at 04:59 am
Whether or not you choose to consider collaboration as a platform or an activity, the fact that can’t be debated is that the two ends of any network are information and people. When the industry accepts that people and information are the two constants that have never changed, the notion of collaboration becoming a platform to connect the two ends of the network becomes more palatable. Let’s look at how the collaboration platform has evolved.
Steven Reese
02/25/13 at 04:55 am
All too many times I am on a conference call, sitting in a meeting with a partner, employee and/or client, attending a symposium or conference, and the term “cloud” comes up. Anymore, the term “cloud” comes up so often in the technology industry that I’m starting to think it isn’t a term, rather a punctuation mark. What I find interesting is the number of definitions that “cloud” seems to take on in those conversations. What is even more interesting is that many times, it is the same individual using “cloud” in so many different contexts.
Steven Reese
02/25/13 at 04:55 am
All too many times I am on a conference call, sitting in a meeting with a partner, employee and/or client, attending a symposium or conference, and the term “cloud” comes up. Anymore, the term “cloud” comes up so often in the technology industry that I’m starting to think it isn’t a term, rather a punctuation mark. What I find interesting is the number of definitions that “cloud” seems to take on in those conversations. What is even more interesting is that many times, it is the same individual using “cloud” in so many different contexts.
Steven Reese
02/25/13 at 04:55 am
All too many times I am on a conference call, sitting in a meeting with a partner, employee and/or client, attending a symposium or conference, and the term “cloud” comes up. Anymore, the term “cloud” comes up so often in the technology industry that I’m starting to think it isn’t a term, rather a punctuation mark. What I find interesting is the number of definitions that “cloud” seems to take on in those conversations. What is even more interesting is that many times, it is the same individual using “cloud” in so many different contexts.
Andrew Cadwell, President, Presidio West
02/25/13 at 04:50 am
Dynamic collaboration across enterprise and inter-enterprise boundaries represents “the new normal.” Organizations are now challenged to work closely with suppliers, partners and contractors to deliver their offerings in today’s high velocity markets.
Andrew Cadwell, President, Presidio West
02/25/13 at 04:50 am
Dynamic collaboration across enterprise and inter-enterprise boundaries represents “the new normal.” Organizations are now challenged to work closely with suppliers, partners and contractors to deliver their offerings in today’s high velocity markets.
Dan Stephens, UC Practice Manager
02/25/13 at 04:44 am
Over the last two years I have been atop my soapbox screaming VIDEO…VIDEO…VIDEO! The one question that stumps the sales guys and customers alike is, Why? Why video and why now? It’s been around for 25 years and hasn’t gone viral so what is different about today. Three things are at the epicenter of this movement, Bandwidth, Quality and Relationship Management.
Dan Stephens, UC Practice Manager
02/25/13 at 04:44 am
Over the last two years I have been atop my soapbox screaming VIDEO…VIDEO…VIDEO! The one question that stumps the sales guys and customers alike is, Why? Why video and why now? It’s been around for 25 years and hasn’t gone viral so what is different about today. Three things are at the epicenter of this movement, Bandwidth, Quality and Relationship Management.
Dan Stephens, UC Practice Manager
02/25/13 at 04:44 am
Over the last two years I have been atop my soapbox screaming VIDEO…VIDEO…VIDEO! The one question that stumps the sales guys and customers alike is, Why? Why video and why now? It’s been around for 25 years and hasn’t gone viral so what is different about today. Three things are at the epicenter of this movement, Bandwidth, Quality and Relationship Management.