CiscoLive 2022 is just around the corner, and we are ready to welcome everybody back to the annual in-person gathering with some of the world's biggest nerds. While technology, innovation, and buzz words will be rolling as smoothly as the Vegas dice, there are a couple of things I'm keeping my eye on. Why Go... Continue Reading →
I’m a Finalist for the Cisco IT Blog Awards! Please Vote for me!
I got some exciting news this week! This blog was nominated by the community and has made it as a FINALIST for the 2019 Cisco IT Blog of the year for the Best Analysis category! https://youtu.be/4yPO-MhGzF0 I’d be honored if you would take a moment to vote for me! Thanks for all of the support!... Continue Reading →
Time to get ready for Cisco Live 2018
*including some spoilers* Last year was the first opportunity that I had to go visit the Cisco Live! conference in Las Vegas. If you read my previous write-up, you would know that I had an amazing time. If you haven’t registered for this year, there’s still time!Register Here! One of the things that I enjoyed... Continue Reading →
Getting to know Cisco Live, an Outsiders View.
An eye-opening view from a first timing, non-Cisco partner. Image Credit: Scott McDermott. Used under Creative Commons 2.0Let me be clear up-front:I’m not a Cisco partner. I wasn’t invited or paid to be at the event by Cisco. I don’t sell Cisco products, in fact I’m pretty well versed in how to sell against many Cisco... Continue Reading →
Launching the Wi-Fi Stand and wifistand.com
Having been involved in the tech industry for my entire career, with a stint of going full time in the entertainment industry, I have a huge appreciation for simple products that create solutions for common problems. I recently saw such a unicorn in the form of a bracket to suspend and place wireless access points... Continue Reading →
Interop @ 30: It’s Still About Working Together
Interop 2016 has hit the halfway point. We have a couple more days left of sessions but I wanted to jot down some thoughts on the show.The one thing that is undeniable is that Interop has changed. Tom Hollingsworth wrote an article questioning if Interop was dead or if there was still life in it.... Continue Reading →
Mobility Field Day 1 and the Future of Our Industry
Mobility Field Day 1: Exploring the Future of Wireless & MobilityMobility Field Day 1 wrapped this past week and gave us all some great perspective on our industry. More than just focusing in on products and what makes them unique, MFD1 had us take a broader look at the industry in general to help us... Continue Reading →
What Can You Learn From an Industry Event? A WFD Update, 4 Months Later
As I see the Spring event season starting to pick up, MWC starting in Barcelona, WLPC in Phoenix, IWCE in March, Interop snowballing into May, and of course WFD9 dates announced in April, I start to get excited about what I can see, what I can learn, and how it will change me and the... Continue Reading →
The Importance of Location in Wi-Fi. Wireless Field Day 8 at Cisco, Zebra, Aruba, and Levi’s Stadium!
Breakfast of champions.As the second day of wireless field day began, we were all eager to find out what we would learn from 3 of the top Wi-Fi vendors in the world. After meeting with Ruckus and seeing their emphasis on moving control and administrative platforms to the cloud to facilitate mobility from a larger perspective, I wondered... Continue Reading →
My Thoughts on the HP / Aruba Acquisition
Image Source: HP.com Press ReleaseI received a message on LinkedIn asking about my opinion of the HP / Aruba deal. After writing it out, I thought I'd share. Please let me know your thoughts and why you think 'em.Here's the question that started it:whats your take on the HP Aruba deal. Do you think this... Continue Reading →