Pathways to Better Mental Health in the Workplace

It’s been over a month since Mental Health Week, and I want to recognize and reflect upon the important conversations that have since taken place to promote mental health awareness, and the ongoing actions taken to help reduce the stigma surrounding this issue. Recently, during Cisco Live in San Diego, I was part of a…

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Cisco & Google Cloud: It Is All About The Multicloud User

It’s no secret that users demand more in the digital age. This means going beyond brands and proprietary technologies to ensure things work together seamlessly and make people’s lives simpler, faster and easier. When we announced our partnership with Google Cloud in 2017, we talked about our shared vision of building a truly “open” hybrid…

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Generalists and Specialists in Executive Politics: Why ambitious meta‐policies so often fail

This paper makes a contribution to the politics of policymaking in executive government. It introduces the analytical distinction between generalists and specialists as antagonistic players in executive politics and develops the claim that policy specialists are in a structurally advantaged position to succeed in executive politics and to fend off attempts by generalists to influence…

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Cisco and IBM Cloud Announce Hybrid Cloud Partnership

In the current day journey towards application modernization, enterprises have a growing need to not only bring together the agility of newer microservice architectures and application development platforms like Kubernetes, but also align those capabilities with their existing middle-ware, databases, and processes. Trying to meet this need can get very complicated, very quickly, especially if…

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How Cisco Employees Have Given Back to Me

Cisco employees share many similar qualities, but one that we all have is a road that led us to working for this wonderful company. Some have known and aspired to work for Cisco their entire life, while others (like myself) discovered Cisco during graduate school, and still there are some who never quite knew who…

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7 Questions about the Firewall: A Chat with Cisco featuring Gartner

The firewall remains the front line of cyber-defense for most organizations. The firewall protects an organization’s network, and that function isn’t going away anytime soon. Remember when people used to say, “the firewall is dead”? The numbers tell a different story. Gartner forecasts that this market will grow from $12.5 billion in 2018 to $16.2…

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Future workforce demands paradigm shift in Talent Management

Last year Accenture published a report highlighting how Communications Service Providers (CSPs) must re-skill their workforces in new technologies to capture growth opportunities. What was clear is that for C-suite officers of CSPs this is probably the topic that keeps them awake at night most. The rapid technological change expected over the next decade means…

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