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Cisco Live 2019 news guide

Check out all the news from Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego June 9-13.

This year’s theme at Cisco Live is “You make possible.” You are the unsung heroes of the enterprise. You are the enterprise connectors who use technology to build bridges, carve pathways and connect people and ideas.

This year’s Cisco Live will highlight how IT professionals use networks, cloud technologies and collaboration tools to make these connections—securely, rapidly and anywhere anytime. Since inception, Cisco’s technologies have centered on connecting people so they can communicate, work effectively and solve problems.

Check out our news and features from Cisco Live 2019 below. We cover the key technologies, secure network management with network programmability and automation to multicloud strategy to new connected experiences at the edge with the Internet of Things and cognitive collaboration tools.

Cisco Live 2019 news

News: AI in the workforce; tasks vs. jobs

AI in the workforce is often discussed in light of displacing human jobs. But AI is about displacing certain tasks, not jobs.

News: At Cisco Live, DevNet certification, Automation Exchange underscore importance of SDN

Cisco’s firm footing in software-defined networking is reflected in new certifications and a code repository, announced at Cisco Live 2019.

Opening keynote: Cisco Live 2019

Watch the opening keynote with Chuck Robbins and others at Cisco Live 2019.

News: Cisco Live 2019 highlights Cisco’s software-defined future

With day one announcements at Cisco Live 2019, including new certifications from DevNet, a multidomain architecture announcement and AI/ML for networking, Cisco leaves little doubt its future is software-defined.

AI in the workplace: Video at Cisco Live 2019

Fast Company interviews a panel that includes Fran Katsoudas, EVP and chief people officer, on how artificial intelligence and robotics are poised to change how we work.

IoT devices bringing value: Video at Cisco Live 2019

With billions of Internet of Things-connected devices in existence, what kinds of opportunities can these IoT devices bring?

Enterprise networking management

Today, networking management is benefitting from automation and software-based capabilities. Networking engineers can standardize networking management and institute policies, rather than configure individual devices. In this section of our guide, we explore some of the important security trends that mark today’s networking, from software-defined principles to networking automation and programmability with intent-based networking and new wireless technologies, such as 5G and Wi-Fi 6.

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CIOs need to plan for the impact of 5G on business

The impact of 5G will be broad and deep—in a variety of industries. Here’s how CIOs need to start planning to gain competitive edge.

Video: Wi-Fi- 6 and 5G explained

Cisco explains what you need to know about these wireless technologies in this video.

5G network infrastructure fuels telehealth advances, healthcare cost reduction

Technologies such as low-latency 5G wireless capability and robotics are bringing innovation and cost reduction to healthcare.

Intent-based networking upgrades daily activity at the Southern District of Alabama courts

The U.S. District Court, Southern Alabama, is starting to reap the benefits of intent-based networking as it modernizes.

What CIOs should know about 5G and Wi-Fi 6 technology

There’s a lot of talk about 5G and Wi-Fi technology. Here’s how these wireless technologies can benefit CIOs’ priority business objectives.

The benefits of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G technology: Complementary, not competing

If you haven’t heard about the benefits of intent-based networking, they include helping networking pros bolster user experience and reduce network management headaches.

Seven steps in deploying SD-WAN architecture

Networking architecture is now seen as a linchpin of digital transformation. Deploying SD-WAN architecture may bring cost savings, performance benefits and ease of management.

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.

The intelligent edge is in your future

Cloud-based AI has enabled on-demand business intelligence for enterprises. But effective enterprise AI will have to move to the intelligent edge. 

Intent-based networking: Taking the hassle out of networking management

Intent-based networking can articulate the needs of the business through networking policy—and take the manual tedium out of setting policy. Here’s how.

New network analysis tools take network management to new levels

A new generation of network analysis tools gives traditional network management a boost.

The top IT infrastructure and operations trends, 2019

Top IT infrastructure trends for 2019 signal further movement of data center management beyond an enterprise’s four walls and the emphasis on IT service delivery.

Gartner's top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019

Among Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019 are blockchain, augmented analytics and digital twins.

Enterprise mobility trends 2019

Wireless connectivity with 5G will finally become a reality, edge devices gain intelligence and other enterprise mobility trends for 2019.

Cognitive collaboration tools and strategy

As teams become more global, dispersed and remote, companies need enterprise collaboration tools that bring workers together virtually and enable productivity through automation and intelligent tasks. As artificial intelligence is increasingly built into our enterprise collaboration tools, we have the opportunity to work seamlessly on common documents, videoconference, chat and view documents in a single environment, schedule meetings and send messages with relevant information at our fingertips and eliminate time-consuming administrivia—all securely and from any device. What does today’s cognitive collaboration can do for the enterprise.

Mobile healthcare analytics transforms NGOs' global problem solving

NGOs reach a tipping point with technology to serve constituents.

The future-of-work trends poised to upend your workplace

AI and myriad connected things are key future-of-work trends that will disrupt virtually every aspect of today’s work environments. 

AI and the future of humanity: Man plus machine

Michio Kaku, a futurist, predicts that AI will define the next era of computing—and the future of humanity. 

Enterprise collaboration tools reach C level

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.

Workplace collaboration tools make their mark

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

Using collaboration tools to reach customers

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

Enterprise artificial intelligence still waiting to exhale?

Enterprise artificial intelligence is poised to change how we work and live. But it still awaits broader adoption. 

Smart infrastructure gathers steam with collaboration technology

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

Nextgen infrastructure could make or break collaboration tools

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.

Virtual reality, meet enterprise collaboration tools

Enterprise collaboration tools have historically been missing a sense of immediacy with users. Could virtual reality change that?

Enterprise multicloud strategy

As companies try to innovate and become more efficient, they often enlist cloud computing, which enables the flexibility and IT resources they need without breaking the bank or requiring IT to manage all that infrastructure. But much of the story of cloud use today is about a multicloud strategy: bridging the gap between on-premises environments, public cloud environments and immediacy of edge computing. As enterprises develop a multicloud strategy, here are some of the considerations for working more fluidly between these environments.

Cloud migration strategies: From cloud-native apps to containers

As you map out your cloud migration strategy, cloud-native applications can prevent the need for rewriting applications.

DevOps: Why 2018 is the year of DevOps and how containers paved the way

The DevOps development methodology gained ascendance in 2018, largely because of the increasing adoption of other cloud technologies, including containers.

IT infrastructure providers' mandate? Bridge across silos of innovation

IT infrastructure providers now have a central mission: to bridge the gap between IT silos to fuel innovation.

SDN and cloud computing: Working in unison

Software-defined networking and cloud computing complement each other and enable new visibility and control of networks.

Hybrid cloud adoption gathers steam

As enterprises become more pragmatic about their paths to the cloud, company adoption is increasing.

Five considerations for cloud migration projects

If you’re embarking on a move to the cloud, you may have some misconceptions about the benefits of a cloud migration project. Here are five considerations before forging ahead.

Cloud adoption rates continue to climb

According to various data indicators, enterprise cloud adoption rates will continue to climb.

Multicloud management gets easier

For years, companies struggled in their journey to the cloud given the complexity of cloud environments. But, after a decade, cloud integration and management are getting easier.

IoT platforms and strategy

As Internet of Things (IoT)-connected devices proliferate—31 billion connected devices are expected by 2020—enterprises need architectures that an accommodate this massive influx of devices and data—while ensuring speed, performance and security of enterprise infrastructure. In this section, we explore some of the opportunities and challenges of IoT devices in the enterprise, on the factory floor, in the field and beyond.

How smart city technology is addressing urban mobility challenges

Smart city technology is helping to solve urban mobility challenges such as traffic congestion and traffic safety. But when will smart city technology become integral to city projects rather than a novel experiment?

Autonomous shipping charts new waters on the intelligent edge

Falco is the first ferry to operate with no captain. This autonomous ship signals the future of maritime transport—on the intelligent edge.

Industrial IoT at the edge brings strategic advantage

Industrial IoT devices are proliferating, as is the data they generate. Edge computing can boost the usefulness of analytics in these environments.

Don't let supply chain management challenges become Sisyphean

Managing the supply chain can feel like rolling a rock uphill—only to watch it tumble down again day after day.

Five components of IoT edge devices

IoT edge devices are finally bringing cloud capabilities directly to the users and devices that need them. Here are the five elements of IoT edge devices.

Seven steps to successful IoT projects

Successful IoT projects start with understanding these seven components of an Internet of Things-based system.

Retail technology trends you can’t afford to ignore

The convergence of three retail technology trends—AI, 5G connectivity and IoT-connected devices—is poised to change the customer experience. 

Consumer experiences stoked by infrastructure advancements

From 5G to the Internet of Things to AI and edge computing, the infrastructure is now up to the task of boosting consumer digital experience.

Retail trends in 2019

Retail trends in 2019 already suggest that chatbots aren’t all that, online and in-store experiences matter, and intelligent personalization is the key to long-term customer relationships.

Can smart city infrastructure alleviate the strain of city growth?

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

Enterprise network security

New technologies and trends like cloud and edge computing, mobile and Internet of Things-connected devices have fueled business speed, innovation and flexibility. But they have introduced new complexities to securing the enterprise.

In this section on enterprise security, we explore various challenges, including how to minimize the attack surface, how to bring automation and intelligence to network security and more.

Cybersecurity tips for 2019

Cybersecurity luminaries weigh in with their predictions and prescriptions for the next year.

Supply chain vulnerability becomes more prevalent

Enterprises are now more at risk to security threats from a variety of sources, including supply chain vulnerability. Here are some tips to protect your enterprise.

The top security trends for 2019

Among the top security trends for 2019: Identity is now the default perimeter, privacy continues to be important terrain, and disinformation campaigns will persist.

Lessons learned in becoming GDPR-ready

A sports betting and online gaming company in Austria had a learning curve in becoming GDPR-ready, despite its experience handling customer data.

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.

Botnet attacks necessitate partnerships and better governance practices, say experts

Public-private partnerships are one critical tool in combatting botnet attacks, say government experts at RSA 2019.

Companies’ M&A landscape requires rigorous security strategy

With mergers and acquisitions comes a new set of tools to integrate. Customers discuss how they approach M&A in their overall security strategy.

Cisco Live 2018 news and trends

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.

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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.”