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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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

NGOs reach a tipping point with technology to serve constituents.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

David Goeckeler delivers Cisco Live 2018 day two technology keynote.

Chuck Robbins delivers Cisco Live 2018 day one keynote.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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 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.”