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Maximize your time at Cisco Live!

The countdown begins for Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego! We are super excited to see all that Cisco will be presenting and introducing to us. We thought that we would give you our top picks of sessions to attend during this jam packed, awesome week!

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Meraki and Webex Calling – or how to avoid startup growing pains

 

As IT consultants in the Bay Area, we see a lot of startups.  Small businesses with bold ideas filled with hard working people focused on achieving a specific goal.  Usually in their infancy, these businesses focus all their time and money on the goal they are trying to achieve and usually don’t have the dedicated staff needed to support enterprise IT solutions.  The employees are extremely sharp and very tech savvy, able to quickly piece together solutions to fit their needs that actually work pretty well.  Ran out of ports on a switch?  Order an inexpensive PoE switch and start daisy chaining them!  More ports = problem solved.  Same goes for wireless, if you have a dead spot, just get another AP.  If you want video in a conference room, get some 3rd party camera to work with Google Hangouts. 

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Fireside Chat: Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking

Cloud networking deployments are meant to be simple, scalable, and effective. In this Fireside Chat LookingPoint CEO, Sean Barr, sits down with Network Engineer, Trevor Butler, to discuss cloud networking deployments, specifically our experience deploying Cisco Meraki into the network.

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First Line of Security: Physical Security

When we think of security the image of firewalls, anti-malware protection, and the latest and greatest in network access control pops in our head. With Cisco ISE servers providing NAC services, ASAs providing firewalling on our network edge, and AMP for Endpoints providing malware protection on our laptops we think we are secure. But are we? Have we forgotten the very first line of security?

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Keeping Up with Evolving Education

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we wanted to recognize the ways technology can improve. According to an EDUCAUSE Research Snapshot, 78% of students agree that technology contributes to the successful completion of their courses. For educators implementing new technology can be met with a lot of resistance. Low budgets, lack of resources, cyber threats, and a shortage of technical expertise can all stand in the way of providing students with the digital ready tools that help them successfully move through their coursework.

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Meraki Insight

Cisco Meraki provides cloud managed networking solutions designed to simplify powerful network technology. Meraki products are simple, scalable, out-of-the-box solutions with single-pane-of-glass network management, allowing users to easily manage their complex networks all over the world from one central location.

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Let's Talk Meraki

Cisco Meraki provides cloud managed networking solutions, including wireless, switching, network security, communications, enterprise mobility management, and security cameras. Meraki products are designed as simple, scalable, out-of-the-box solutions with single-pane-of-glass network management, allowing users to easily manage their complex networks all over the world from one central location.

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Cisco’s Clock Signal Component Issue

On February 2, 2017 Cisco announced a major issue affecting products from their routing, switching, security and server product lines. Reference Tables A through D below for a full list of affected products and part numbers.

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