BizTech Magazine - Technology Solutions That Drive Business https://biztechmagazine.com/rss.xml en Cisco Live 2019: Quantum Computing Presents an Exciting (and Scary) Future for IT https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-quantum-computing-presents-exciting-and-scary-future-it <span>Cisco Live 2019: Quantum Computing Presents an Exciting (and Scary) Future for IT</span> <div><p>For a while, Moore's Law was the gold standard. The idea that computing power would double roughly every 18 months was tried and true. Until in <a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2015/10/computer-chip-technologys-shift-beyond-moores-law" title="Moore's Law dead">2015</a>, it wasn't. The end of Moore's Law, however, does not mean the end of computing revolution. Instead, to break new ground, we must shift the way computing happens completely. That's where quantum computing comes in. This new form of computing, which leverages quantum psychics, will fundamentally shift the way technology functions as we know it.</p> <p>Cisco has a research and development team hard at work piloting quantum computing and one of the first areas they're dabbling in is the impact that quantum computing will have on security. Because of the processing power and scale of quantum computing, the current forms of encryption we have at our disposal today will likely be useless. We spoke with Cisco Fellow Dave McGrew to understand what the quantum era will mean for business IT and how Cisco is preparing for it.</p> <p>Check out more of our coverage from Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego <a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cisco-live-2019" target="_blank" title="Cisco Live 2019">here</a>.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/dashboard/rickyribeiro" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ricky.ribeiro</span></span> <span>Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:37</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>Get ready to redefine computing as we know. @Cisco Fellow Dave McGrew touched on the coming #quantum revolution at #CLUS...and the #cybersecurity threat it poses</div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1496745058</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT34002</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Core</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-quantum-computing-presents-exciting-and-scary-future-it" data-title="Get ready to redefine computing as we know. @Cisco Fellow Dave McGrew touched on the coming #quantum revolution at #CLUS...and the #cybersecurity threat it poses" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Jun</span> <span>14</span> <span>2019</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-quantum-computing-presents-exciting-and-scary-future-it" data-title="Get ready to redefine computing as we know. @Cisco Fellow Dave McGrew touched on the coming #quantum revolution at #CLUS...and the #cybersecurity threat it poses" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-quantum-computing-presents-exciting-and-scary-future-it" data-title="Get ready to redefine computing as we know. @Cisco Fellow Dave McGrew touched on the coming #quantum revolution at #CLUS...and the #cybersecurity threat it poses" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D740" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"> We welcome the quantum computer. We&#039;ll scramble on the crypto but the benefits will be tremendous to quantum computing. </a></p> <img src="/sites/biztechmagazine.com/files/styles/photo_quote_thumb/public/2019-06/dave-mcgrew-200.jpg?itok=u5N8yKMO" width="60" height="60" alt="Dave McGrew" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p class='speaker'> <span>Dave McGrew</span> Cisco Fellow </p> </div> </div> Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:37:37 +0000 ricky.ribeiro 44051 at https://biztechmagazine.com Cisco Live 2019: Webex Gets a Dose of AI with Cognitive Collaboration https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-webex-gets-dose-ai-cognitive-collaboration <span>Cisco Live 2019: Webex Gets a Dose of AI with Cognitive Collaboration</span> <div><p>We take for granted how much of our work relies on communicating effectively with our coworkers, clients and colleagues. As the workplace has become more modernized, globalized and digitized, the tools that we use for collaboration have become even more integral to the success of our workdays. Cisco's Webex platform has been a long-standing leader in the collaboration sphere, but that position of strength hasn't made the company complacent. At Cisco Live 2019, the company unveiled an infusion of AI into its Webex platform, which it calls Cognitive Collaboration. Some of this manifests in things like People Insights, which uses AI to crawl the web for public information about people you're meeting with outside of your organization, or to crawl internal data sources for people within your company. Take a look at what this AI-fueled version of Webex can do for your business.</p> <p>Check out more of our coverage from Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego <a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cisco-live-2019" target="_blank" title="Cisco Live 2019">here</a>.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/dashboard/rickyribeiro" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ricky.ribeiro</span></span> <span>Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:40</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>With #CognitiveCollaboration, it&#039;s a whole new world enhanced by #AI for @Webex users. We got a look at People Insights in action at #CLUS.</div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1657416627</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT34002</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Collaboration</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/awareness" hreflang="en">Awareness</a></div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-webex-gets-dose-ai-cognitive-collaboration" data-title="With #CognitiveCollaboration, it's a whole new world enhanced by #AI for @Webex users. 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We got a look at People Insights in action at #CLUS." data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-webex-gets-dose-ai-cognitive-collaboration" data-title="With #CognitiveCollaboration, it's a whole new world enhanced by #AI for @Webex users. We got a look at People Insights in action at #CLUS." data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D740" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"> The workplace of the future is one where, whether you&#039;re colocated in the same room or you&#039;re many time zones away, you get to work the same way. </a></p> <p class='speaker'> <span>Sri Srinivasan</span> SVP/GM, Cisco Webex Meetings, Teams, Cisco Systems </p> </div> </div> Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:40:51 +0000 ricky.ribeiro 44046 at https://biztechmagazine.com Cisco Live 2019: New Products and Features https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-new-products-and-features <span>Cisco Live 2019: New Products and Features</span> <div><p>As Cisco's big, annual conference, Cisco Live is often the place where Cisco and other vendors display new products or improved enhancements to existing products. We got a chance to get the lowdown on some of Cisco's newer offerings in the data center and enterprise networking side, which include things like machine learning integration in Cisco DNA Center, the new Meraki and Catalyst access points that support Wi-Fi 6, and a virtual version of the 9800 Wireless Controller. We also stopped by Veeam's booth and took at look at updates and enhancements to Veeam Backup &amp; Replication 9.5.</p> <p>Check out more of our coverage from Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego <a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cisco-live-2019" target="_blank" title="Cisco Live 2019">here</a>.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/dashboard/rickyribeiro" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ricky.ribeiro</span></span> <span>Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:57</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>We got the lowdown from @BHentschell on #AI enhancements to @Cisco&#039;s DNA Center, new Wi-Fi 6 enabled Meraki and Catalyst access points and so much more at #CLUS:</div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1233291363</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT34002</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Data Center</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-new-products-and-features" data-title="We got the lowdown from @BHentschell on #AI enhancements to @Cisco's DNA Center, new Wi-Fi 6 enabled Meraki and Catalyst access points and so much more at #CLUS:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Jun</span> <span>13</span> <span>2019</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-new-products-and-features" data-title="We got the lowdown from @BHentschell on #AI enhancements to @Cisco's DNA Center, new Wi-Fi 6 enabled Meraki and Catalyst access points and so much more at #CLUS:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-new-products-and-features" data-title="We got the lowdown from @BHentschell on #AI enhancements to @Cisco's DNA Center, new Wi-Fi 6 enabled Meraki and Catalyst access points and so much more at #CLUS:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D740" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"> You can now link between the access layer, the data center layer and the WAN layer so that you can keep consistent policy and make sure the experience is maintained. </a></p> <img src="/sites/biztechmagazine.com/files/styles/photo_quote_thumb/public/2019-06/bill-hentschell-200.jpg?itok=aq1MS_QS" width="60" height="60" alt="Bill Hentschell" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p class='speaker'> <span>Bill Hentschell</span> Director of Enterprise Network Architectures, Cisco Systems </p> </div> </div> Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:57:44 +0000 ricky.ribeiro 44041 at https://biztechmagazine.com How Can Banks Use Deception Technology to Their Advantage? https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2019/06/how-can-banks-use-deception-technology-their-advantage <span>How Can Banks Use Deception Technology to Their Advantage?</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/62836" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Elizabeth_Neus_pdwC</span></span> <span>Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:21</span> <div><p>Financial services companies are rediscovering a very old, and very effective, defense technique — deception technology, which is far simpler to use than it used to be.</p> <p>In deception technology, an enterprise sets up a fake set of data (a honeypot) on a separate network. Cybersecurity experts can <strong>detect, track and defend against an attack without real data ever being affected</strong>.</p> <p>“Use of deception through use of honeypot sensors as a detection measure has often been a security practitioner’s dream,” <a href="https://trapx.com/gartner-report-on-website/" target="_blank">writes Gartner analyst Lawrence Pingree</a>, “yet has been unattainable because the honeypot sensors of the past required too much administration, handholding and maintenance.”</p> <p><em><a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/hybrid-environments-extend-it-perimeter-security-challenges-grow" title="Cisco Live 2019 video"><strong>VIDEO:</strong> See how enterprises are adding security to their hybrid cloud environments.</a></em></p> <h2 id="toc_0">Deception Works Best When It Looks Real</h2> <p>An effective honeypot <strong>contains layers and layers of subterfuge</strong>; the data has to look real, the server on which it lives has to look real, the webpage on which the faux data resides has to contain spreadsheets and documents that look like they’re being regularly updated, the apps connected with the data need to look operational.</p> <p>“In this wave that we’re currently in, a lot of the realness is mostly automated. They’re using analysis technologies, and they use that to camouflage themselves to look like what’s around them. <strong>As the real assets to the left and right of it change, it will pick up on those changes and change itself</strong>,” says Eric Ahlm, a research director at Gartner. “That’s what’s making it be more broadly adopted.”</p> <p>According to the most recent <a href="https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190516005157/en/" target="_blank">International Cyber Benchmark Index </a>from the Neustar International Security Council, <strong>1 in 5 companies are already using some sort of forensic tool</strong> to detect attackers, and nearly 1 in 3 are specifically using or would use deception technology to help protect against attackers.</p> <p>Furthermore, 71 percent of them would “let hackers take the fake or booby-trapped document to <strong>gather counterintelligence</strong> — rather than shutting down an attack as soon as a bad actor engages with a deceptive file — in an effort to identify the thieves later or reveal information about the location, ownership and possible vulnerabilities of the hackers’ machines,” the report says.</p> <p>That’s the beauty of a honeypot, Ahlm says; it can provide valuable counterintelligence as the attacker moves through the fake system. </p> <p>“I want to know my attackers’ modus operandi. I want to know their assets, I want to know what they have of mine and how they’re using it against me. <strong>Deception’s a good tool for that.</strong> Once I have the elements of what they have, I can go back and see when it’s been used before against me. It’s great intelligence.” </p> <h2 id="toc_1">The Best Use Cases for Deception Technology</h2> <p>A <a href="https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/whitepapers/three-use-cases-for-deception-technology-in-financial-services-w-5235" target="_blank">white paper by Illusive Networks</a> outlines three potential use cases for deception technology:</p> <ul><li>Preventing wire transfer fraud by creating fake <a href="https://www.swift.com/about-us/discover-swift/messaging-standards" target="_blank">SWIFT</a> environments for secure financial messaging that attackers can probe and thus reveal themselves; </li> <li>Defending legacy environments (such as the mainframes that support many credit card transactions) that are difficult to secure and monitor; </li> <li>Tracking the potential gaps that occur during mergers and acquisitions as companies consolidate their networks, employees may grow disgruntled and the IT environment changes rapidly.</li> </ul><p><strong>The technology works well no matter the size of the financial services company</strong>, says Ahlm. Large companies appreciate the intelligence gained from being able to watch how attackers work; smaller companies find deception appealing because it frees IT workers from having to investigate every alert. Basically, if someone’s in the honeypot, they don’t belong on the network.</p> <p>“<strong>There are nearly no false positives</strong>. Customers are looking for efficiency,” he adds. “Deception is nifty because it appeals to customers across the spectrum. It’s pretty easy to use, and it’s a good use of your time when it alerts you.</p> <p> </p> <p><a data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/orchestration/cyber-security-report.html" target="_blank"><img alt="CDW Cybersecurity Insight Report" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/biztechmagazine.com/files/Cybersecurity_IR_stayprotected_700x220_4.jpg" /></a></p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"><a href="/author/elizabeth-neus" hreflang="en">Elizabeth Neus</a></div> </div> Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:21:46 +0000 Elizabeth_Neus_pdwC 44036 at https://biztechmagazine.com Cisco Live 2019: How Businesses Can Secure Data in the Cloud — and with It https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2019/06/cisco-live-2019-how-businesses-can-secure-data-cloud-and-it <span>Cisco Live 2019: How Businesses Can Secure Data in the Cloud — and with It</span> <span><span lang="" about="/dashboard/bobkeaveneyu64t" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Bob.Keaveney_u64t</span></span> <span>Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:10</span> <div><p>Cisco Systems this week rolled out a range of security <strong>solutions for a cloud-first world </strong>to thousands of customers and partners attending its annual <a href="https://www.ciscolive.com/" target="_blank">Cisco Live</a> conference in San Diego, including new capabilities built into its Umbrella cloud security platform and a cloud-enabled security camera that allows users to transport themselves into remote locations with virtual reality.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/BizTechMagazine"><strong><em>JOIN THE CONVERSATION:</em></strong><em> Follow @BizTechMagazine on Twitter to keep up with the latest from Cisco Live 2019.</em></a></p> <p>The Cisco <a href="https://www.cdw.com/search/?key=meraki%20camera&amp;searchscope=all&amp;sr=1" target="_blank">Meraki MV line of cameras</a>, which are available now, are designed to be simple to deploy and manage in the cloud from a single console while delivering <strong>high-end video capabilities, including VR</strong>. As Todd Nightingale, senior vice president and general manager at <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/brand/cisco.html?cm_mmc=Vanity-_-cisco-_-NA-_-NA" target="_blank">Cisco</a> Meraki, demonstrated, users can don a set of VR goggles and see what the 3D camera sees as if they’re in the room.</p> <p>Although Meraki is well-known for its networking solutions, including <strong>software-defined WAN</strong>, “digital infrastructure does not begin and end with networking, and the last few years focused on the development of the simple, secure digital workspace,” said Nightingale.</p> <p>“This camera is a great example of that dream,” he added. “It <strong>stores months of video</strong>, delivers machine-learning-based analytics without GPU appliances and whether you have one camera or 100,000 cameras, you’ll never install anything but the camera itself. It’s just the camera, the cloud and nothing else.”</p> <p><a data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/orchestration/hybrid-cloud-infrastructure-report.html" target="_blank"><img alt="IT%20Infrastructure_IR_1%20(2)_0.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://fedtechmagazine.com/sites/fedtechmagazine.com/files/IT%20Infrastructure_IR_1%20(2)_0.jpg" /></a></p> <h2>How Cisco Helps Businesses Secure SD-WAN</h2> <p>Cisco also demonstrated its advancements in securing customers' SD-WAN environments with Umbrella, its cloud-native security solution.</p> <p>Gee Rittenhouse, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Security Business Group, said the company was following its decision last year to <strong>integrate certain security solutions into its on-premises SD-WAN appliances </strong>with a commitment to do the same with Umbrella.</p> <p>“We have <strong>integrated everything we have into Umbrella</strong>, our cloud-native security platform,” Rittenhouse said. “It’s all unified together, giving you a level of ease and simplicity that’s just one click away with Umbrella.”</p> <p>Users point their domain name servers at Umbrella and traffic flows through it when a cloud service is accessed. <strong>Umbrella evaluates the integrity of the site</strong> and denies access to anything malicious. Brian Roddy, vice president of cloud security at Cisco, demonstrated the simplicity of setting up Umbrella within a branch office of a business.</p> <p>“Within a few clicks it’ll automatically provision this identity, it will automatically intercept all the DNS and send it to the cloud and provision the security policy,” Roddy said. “So, within a few clicks, we have <strong>great visibility into the environment</strong> — we can see if there are malware infections on devices. And because customers typically see a 90 percent drop in malware when they deploy Cisco’s DNS security, we get a great level of protection.”</p> <p><em><a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/how-businesses-manage-workloads-cloud"><strong>VIDEO:</strong> See what it takes to better manage workloads in the cloud.</a></em></p> <h2>Cisco Is Changing Its Certification Program</h2> <p>Cisco also announced a revamp of its certification program to address the <strong>growing role of software in network environments</strong>. The <a href="https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en_us/training-events/training-certification-faqs.pdf" target="_blank">changes</a> include new professional certifications for developers utilizing Cisco’s DevNet developer community.   </p> <p>“We’ve been talking to all of our networkers, and what they’re telling us is that the biggest problem they’re dealing with is network automation,” said Susie Wee, senior vice president and CTO of Cisco DevNet, explaining the impetus for one change. “So, what we’ve done is created the <strong>DevNet Automation Exchange</strong>, and what we’re doing is helping people use Cisco’s multidomain network — all of the different capabilities that we have built into the devices, built into the controllers, and we’re helping people use all that.”</p> <p><em>Read articles and check out videos from BizTech’s coverage of Cisco Live 2019 </em><a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cisco-live-2019"><em>here</em></a><em>. </em></p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"><a href="/author/bob-keaveney" hreflang="en">Bob Keaveney</a></div> </div> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:10:18 +0000 Bob.Keaveney_u64t 44026 at https://biztechmagazine.com Cisco Live 2019: Traditional WAN vs. SD-WAN https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-traditional-wan-vs-sd-wan <span>Cisco Live 2019: Traditional WAN vs. SD-WAN</span> <div><p>The value, speed and scale of software-defined networking has made a great impact on many IT organizations in recent years. Its use in SD-WAN applications in particular has greatly impacted the way many organizations approach their enterprise networking needs. But we wanted to find out from experts what traditional WAN is best suited for in comparison to SD-WAN, and we also wanted to find out if SD-WAN will ever completely replace the need for traditional WAN.</p> <p>Check out more of our coverage from Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego <a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cisco-live-2019" target="_blank" title="Cisco Live 2019">here</a>.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/dashboard/rickyribeiro" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ricky.ribeiro</span></span> <span>Wed, 06/12/2019 - 04:01</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>Traditional WAN vs. #SDWAN: What is the difference, and which one makes more sense for your business? #CLUS</div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1740115022</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT34002</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Data Center</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/engagement" hreflang="en">Engagement</a></div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-traditional-wan-vs-sd-wan" data-title="Traditional WAN vs. #SDWAN: What is the difference, and which one makes more sense for your business? #CLUS" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Jun</span> <span>12</span> <span>2019</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-traditional-wan-vs-sd-wan" data-title="Traditional WAN vs. #SDWAN: What is the difference, and which one makes more sense for your business? #CLUS" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-traditional-wan-vs-sd-wan" data-title="Traditional WAN vs. #SDWAN: What is the difference, and which one makes more sense for your business? #CLUS" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D740" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"> Many customers are looking to lower WAN costs through using broadband or 4G LTE, but those transports don&#039;t necessarily provide the same service-level agreements. </a></p> <img src="/sites/biztechmagazine.com/files/styles/photo_quote_thumb/public/2019-06/kiran-sdwan-200.jpg?itok=TrfFHqS7" width="60" height="60" alt="Kiran Ghodgaonkar" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p class='speaker'> <span>Kiran Ghodgaonkar</span> Market Manager, SD-WAN, Cisco Systems </p> </div> </div> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 08:01:09 +0000 ricky.ribeiro 44021 at https://biztechmagazine.com Cisco Live 2019: Why Fear Shouldn’t Rule Your Company’s Security Posture https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-why-fear-shouldnt-rule-your-companys-security-posture <span>Cisco Live 2019: Why Fear Shouldn’t Rule Your Company’s Security Posture</span> <div><p>Make no mistake: Fear is a potent and powerful motivator when it comes to human behavior. But it's also wildly unpredictable and can lead to unanticipated and ineffective outcomes. While fear of being breached or losing essential company information will always be a part of the security burden for organizations, if we can successfully shift the conversation around security away from fear, we can greatly consider, evaluate and mitigate those risks that pose the biggest danger to our companies. We spoke with several IT experts to get their two cents on how we can and should strive to remove fear from our companies' security postures.</p> <p>Check out more of our coverage from Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego <a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/cisco-live-2019" target="_blank" title="Cisco Live 2019">here</a>.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/dashboard/rickyribeiro" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ricky.ribeiro</span></span> <span>Wed, 06/12/2019 - 03:34</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>What happens when we remove fear from the conversations around #cybersecurity? We asked a few experts at #CLUS for their POV:</div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1284929190</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/case-study-0" hreflang="en">Case Study</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT34002</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Security</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/awareness" hreflang="en">Awareness</a></div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-why-fear-shouldnt-rule-your-companys-security-posture" data-title="What happens when we remove fear from the conversations around #cybersecurity? We asked a few experts at #CLUS for their POV:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Jun</span> <span>12</span> <span>2019</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-why-fear-shouldnt-rule-your-companys-security-posture" data-title="What happens when we remove fear from the conversations around #cybersecurity? We asked a few experts at #CLUS for their POV:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/cisco-live-2019-why-fear-shouldnt-rule-your-companys-security-posture" data-title="What happens when we remove fear from the conversations around #cybersecurity? We asked a few experts at #CLUS for their POV:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D740" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"> Before you can look at how to defend a breach, you have to know where your weaknesses lie. </a></p> <img src="/sites/biztechmagazine.com/files/styles/photo_quote_thumb/public/2019-06/greg-smalley-headshot.jpg?itok=hfIJthWp" width="60" height="60" alt="Greg Smalley" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p class='speaker'> <span>Greg Smalley, Principal Field Solution Architect - Security, CDW</span> Greg Smalley </p> </div> </div> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 07:34:03 +0000 ricky.ribeiro 44016 at https://biztechmagazine.com A Software-Defined Upgrade to Wide Area Networks https://biztechmagazine.com/resources/white-paper/software-defined-upgrade-wide-area-networks <span> A Software-Defined Upgrade to Wide Area Networks</span> <div><p>Wide area networks were created with 20th-century infrastructures in mind. There were no cloud-based apps or smartphones. There was an internet, but it didn’t have watches and doorbells and other “things” connected to it. In recent years, the number of applications used in the workplace has skyrocketed. They consume more bandwidth, require reduced latency, are accessed from an increasing number of locations and face escalating security threats. Adding to the chaos are more than 17 billion connected devices. Managing such complex networks has strained WANs.</p> <p>Software-defined wide area networking solutions are designed to overcome these obstacles. SD-WANs, which consist of physical or virtual appliances and a central controller, use overlay networks to connect branches directly to data centers, cloud services and each other. SD-WANs simplify network operations by enabling administrators to remotely push out policies from a central management tool. These policies allow for the efficient use of different forms of transport by building secure overlays and prioritizing applications, which can improve user experience, network performance and agility while reducing network costs.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/dashboard/rickyribeiro" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ricky.ribeiro</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/11/2019 - 21:59</span> <img src="/sites/biztechmagazine.com/files/document_images/sd-wan-image.jpg" width="800" height="523" alt="SD-WAN" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div> <div>Document File</div> <div><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/sites/biztechmagazine.com/files/document_files/mkt33564-sd-wan-white-paper.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=212842">mkt33564-sd-wan-white-paper.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 01:59:28 +0000 ricky.ribeiro 44011 at https://biztechmagazine.com Tech Leaders Say More Diverse Workforce is Vital https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/tech-leaders-say-more-diverse-workforce-vital <span>Tech Leaders Say More Diverse Workforce is Vital </span> <div><p>Technology industry leaders are focused on cultivating and supporting a more diverse workforce. From gender to generation, sexual orientation to race, a more inclusive talent pool allows for greater debate, better ideas and increased opportunity. At the CDW Core-to-Cloud SummIT in Las Vegas, Ellen Kirby of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings joined CDW's Matt Axtell and Sandra Blettner to discuss the benefit of diversity in tech. </p> <p>Check out additional coverage from the <a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/core-cloud-summit" target="_blank">Core-to-Cloud SummIT</a> to learn more about how IT infrastructure is evolving in an age of digital transformation. </p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/dashboard/lorastrumkfpu" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lora.strum_kFPu</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:17</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>#Tech leaders at the @CDWCorp #CDWSummIT weigh in on why #diversity is &quot;vital&quot; to building a better industry. </div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1295385654</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT34002</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Core</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>True</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/awareness" hreflang="en">Awareness</a></div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/tech-leaders-say-more-diverse-workforce-vital" data-title="#Tech leaders at the @CDWCorp #CDWSummIT weigh in on why #diversity is 'vital' to building a better industry." data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Jun</span> <span>11</span> <span>2019</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/tech-leaders-say-more-diverse-workforce-vital" data-title="#Tech leaders at the @CDWCorp #CDWSummIT weigh in on why #diversity is 'vital' to building a better industry." data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/tech-leaders-say-more-diverse-workforce-vital" data-title="#Tech leaders at the @CDWCorp #CDWSummIT weigh in on why #diversity is 'vital' to building a better industry." data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D740" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"> &quot;The reality is we live in a global community, and whether we think about it or not, it&#039;s really important that we have a workplace that represents the diverse nature of which we live in today.&quot; </a></p> <p class='speaker'> <span>Sandra Blettner</span> Principal Cloud Client Executive, CDW </p> </div> </div> Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:17:12 +0000 lora.strum_kFPu 44006 at https://biztechmagazine.com As Hybrid Environments Extend the IT Perimeter, Security Challenges Grow https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/hybrid-environments-extend-it-perimeter-security-challenges-grow <span>As Hybrid Environments Extend the IT Perimeter, Security Challenges Grow</span> <div><p>In years past, security was an obstacle for organizations looking to migrate workloads to the cloud. But as cloud providers have improved their security posture, they have transformed security from a sticking point to a selling point. At the CDW Core-to-Cloud SummIT in Las Vegas, we spoke with industry leaders and IT experts about how organizations can better secure their hybrid cloud environments. </p> <p>Check out additional coverage from the <a href="https://biztechmagazine.com/core-cloud-summit" target="_blank">Core-to-Cloud SummIT</a> to learn more about how IT infrastructure is evolving in an age of digital transformation. </p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/dashboard/mattmclaughlin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">matt.mclaughlin</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/11/2019 - 13:20</span> <div> <div>Tweet text</div> <div>At the #CDWSummIT, experts and industry leaders explained how they address #security concerns in #HybridCloud environments:</div> </div> <div> <div>Video ID</div> <div><p>1592703752</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>video type</div> <div><a href="/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT34002</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Security</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>Med/Lar</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>True</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/awareness" hreflang="en">Awareness</a></div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/hybrid-environments-extend-it-perimeter-security-challenges-grow" data-title="At the #CDWSummIT, experts and industry leaders explained how they address #security concerns in #HybridCloud environments:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Jun</span> <span>11</span> <span>2019</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/hybrid-environments-extend-it-perimeter-security-challenges-grow" data-title="At the #CDWSummIT, experts and industry leaders explained how they address #security concerns in #HybridCloud environments:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://biztechmagazine.com/media/video/hybrid-environments-extend-it-perimeter-security-challenges-grow" data-title="At the #CDWSummIT, experts and industry leaders explained how they address #security concerns in #HybridCloud environments:" data-via="BizTechMagazine" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fbiztechmagazine.com%2Frss.xml%3Fitem_id%3D740" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"> &quot;It&#039;s important that we&#039;ve elevated the security roles to a level of autonomy where they can actually enforce the things that we need to do to stay secure.&quot; </a></p> <p class='speaker'> <span>Ellen Kirby </span> Manager of Technical Operations/Senior Enterprise Architect, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings </p> </div> </div> Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:20:37 +0000 matt.mclaughlin 44001 at https://biztechmagazine.com