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Cisco Live 2018 conference guide

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Cisco Live 2018 news and trends

Check out the news and trends from Cisco Live in Orlando, Fla.

Cisco Live 2017 trends and news

Check out the news and trends from Cisco Live in Las Vegas

Cisco Network Intuitive and Work Intuitive

For news and trends on networking and collaboration

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Imagine Intuitive: The future of intuitive technology

As business gets more competitive, technology needs to keep up.

But over the past several years, as cloud computing, Internet of Things-connected devices, artificial intelligence and mobility have permeated the business landscape, technologies have gotten only more complex.

Cisco Live 2018 in Orlando, Fla., is about putting the reins on this complexity. “Imagine Intuitive” is the theme at Cisco Live 2018 because technologists and users alike need technology to be simpler and more user friendly. That’s a tall order for the historically complex enterprise networking as well as for collaboration technologies, which have also been known for not-so-easy-to-use technology.

But over the past two years, Cisco has rolled out technologies that aim for simplicity and ease of use. For networking engineers, the focus of The Network. Intuitive. is making networking configuration more automated, less error-prone and more scalable (read: cloud-ready). And for those in the workplace who need to connect with dispersed teams, Cisco Webex Teams is about making it less work to collaborate and more intuitive to brainstorm even from disparate locations.

Cisco Live 2018 will assemble CIOs, networking and security pros and other members of the enterprise to showcase the latest trends in networking, security, cloud computing and collaboration technology.

Check out the news and trends from Cisco Live 2018.

Cisco Live 2018 news and trends

Mobile healthcare apps now deliver on improved patient care

With the mobile healthcare app Mobile Heartbeat built on top of Cisco collaboration technology, hospitals can improve patient care.

SaaS security risks come to the fore at Cisco Live 2018

Cloud-based applications pose new risks to company data. Here’s how to protect yourself from SaaS security risks.

Cisco-Google partnership smooths onramp to hybrid cloud environments—and innovation

The Cisco-Google partnership enables IT pros to innovate faster with Kubernetes containers for hybrid cloud environments. 

Closing the IT skills gap with Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco’s entry-level technology training program enables those wanting a career in IT to develop hands-on networking skills—the most compelling IT skills for employers.

Cisco Live 2018: Technology Keynote

David Goeckeler delivers Cisco Live 2018 day two technology keynote.

Cisco Live 2018: Opening Keynote

Chuck Robbins delivers Cisco Live 2018 day one keynote.

Article: Do you need to comply with GDPR?

If your company resides in the U.S., you might think the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation doesn’t apply to you. You may be mistaken.

Article: Network programmability and network automation bring business ROI

If network engineers once resisted network programmability because they feared losing their jobs, they are starting to see networking automation as key to business ROI. 

Article: Seven benefits of SDN

Software-defined networking can help modernize a company's IT infrastructure and keep pace with new technologies. Here are some of the benefits of SDN technology.

Rebuilding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

After Hurricane Maria destroyed the power grid in Puerto Rico, nonprofits like NetHope have helped rebuild network connectivity—and carve out a lifeline for the island.

Eight IT disaster recovery lessons learned from Hurricane Maria

Teams who restored network connectivity after Hurricane Maria share disaster recovery lessons learned from the rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico.

Guide: The future of networking

Without adaptable infrastructure, an IT organization can’t keep pace with business needs. The future of infrastructure has at its foundation a software-driven, automated and intelligent network.

Cisco Live 2017 news and trends

Article: Notable events at Cisco Live 2017

Here are highlights of some key learning opportunities to exploit at Cisco Live 2017.

Article: Las Vegas bets on smart infrastructure

IoT devices are becoming part of a smart city infrastructure that can combat the strain of city growth, from traffic control to environmental issues.

Article: Building an intelligent network with Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA overview summary: Growing enterprises need intelligent, automated networks to keep pace with the speed of the business.

Article: Now networking automation helps IT governance

For years, IT departments have watched helplessly as business units spin up IT resources without the necessary security and governance. Here’s how networking automation tools put the reins of control back in IT’s hands.

Article: Love sparks at Cisco Live

In 2008, at the Cisco Live conference, Tia and Luke Stackle found career commonality as networking engineers. But soon after they met, they realized they were a great team -- personally and professionally.

Video: Chuck Robbins’ Cisco Live 2017 keynote

Cisco Live 2017 Opening Keynote with Chuck Robbins. Live from Las Vegas.

Video: Technology vision keynote: Rowan Trollope, David Goeckler, Chris Dedicoat

The Cisco Live U.S. 2017 technology keynote outlines key capabilities in the Cisco portfolio, from networking to collaboration technologies.

Video: Guest keynote with Bryan Cranston

Cisco Live US 2017: Watch the closing keynote with Bryan Cranston.

Video: Security keynote: John Stewart, Theresa Payton

Check out the security keynote with John Stewart and Theresa Payton.

Intent-based networking sparks business innovation

The network used to get in the way of business initiatives. Today, with intent-based networking, it's enabling them.

Network programmability and automation usher in efficiency revolution

Cisco’s network programmability has eased network management and brought new business capabilities for customers.

Article: Network Intuitive brings efficiency to hospital operations

With Cisco’s new networking gear, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, adding new medical equipment to its networks will become far more efficient.

Video: How intent-based networking works

How the an enterprise’s IT network learns, adapts and protects with intent-based networking

Article: Protecting your systems from encrypted traffic

The encryption that keeps your online data safe can also mask malware that threatens your IT systems.

Article: Could Cisco be closer to delivering its TNI vision?

Forbes takes a look at intent-based networking and its potential.

Article: Cisco Network Intuitive as next chapter of networking

ZDNet take a look at the future of networking.

Cisco Work Intuitive: Collaboration technology state of the nation

Workplace collaboration tools gain critical mass by Pat Brans

Dispersed teams can now attest to workplace collaboration tools’ improved productivity. Here’s how collaboration technology will define the future of work.

Collaboration tools could succeed or fail based on infrastructure by Sean Bryson

Let’s face it. Collaboration tools need better backbone technology to reach their full potential. Here we explore some of the key capabilities they enable and the nextgen infrastructure we need to build to employ next-gen collaboration.

How collaboration tools enhance customer experience by Geoffrey Bock

Collaboration tools help deliver critical information in the moment to create a fulfilling customer experience. But how close are enterprises to delivering successful micromoments?

Smart infrastructure and collaboration tools work together by Shawn Shell

Smart infrastructure helps make cities more efficient and safer. And it’s making greater strides with collaboration technology.

Enterprise collaboration tools hit the C suite by Lauren Horwitz

Even CIOs and other executives are starting to put importance on their company’s collaboration technology toolset. Here’s how CIOs and other senior IT pros are thinking about enterprise collaboration today.

Lauren Horwitz

Lauren Horwitz is the managing editor of Cisco.com, where she covers the IT infrastructure market and develops content strategy. Previously, Horwitz was a senior executive editor in the Business Applications and Architecture group at TechTarget;, a senior editor at Cutter Consortium, an IT research firm; and an editor at the American Prospect, a political journal. She has received awards from American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), a min Best of the Web award and the Kimmerling Prize for best graduate paper for her editing work on the journal article "The Fluid Jurisprudence of Israel's Emergency Powers.”