2 Reasons to Pay Close Attention to Cisco Last Day of Support

Last Day of Support for Devices

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. The good news is Cisco devices don’t squeak often. But even devices as solid as Cisco’s don’t last forever. Just like every other device, they have a life cycle. After the end of the life cycle, also known as the Last Day of Support (LDOS), to keep them around is to embrace a certain degree of risk. [Read more…]

The Cisco Collaboration Summit, and the Principle of “Simple”

Cisco Collaboration Summit 2018

In April, I attended the Cisco Collaboration Summit. It was an opportunity to gather insight about Cisco’s new collaboration portfolio, and to meet the innovators behind its execution. This year, the focus was on simplicity. As Senior Vice President Rowan Troloppe said in the keynote address, the company obsesses over the principle of “simple.” Staying true to this principle, Troloppe said, was how they intend on delivering a great product. Here’s what I learned about how Cisco is delivering on that promise. [Read more…]

Cisco Enterprise Agreements: How to Do Them Right

Cisco Enterprise Agreements: How to Do Them Right

Cisco Enterprise Agreements (EAs) can be great for Cisco customers. No, scratch that, they can be amazing. Without one, you’re buying everything piecemeal, which is a hassle and can lead to constant stress about managing a sprawling variety of tools. With an EA, you’ve got a unified package that’s elegant, easy to manage, and often more economical due to volume discounts. [Read more…]