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13 Jul 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 3,455 views | Categories: Cisco, Internet of Things
Cisco Provides Solutions as Organizations Prepare for IoT

By 2020, Cisco estimates that nearly 50 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet. That’s ten zeros! While only one percent of things in the physical world are connected today, more and more organizations, namely companies and governments, are deploying solutions for the oncoming Internet of Things (IoT) era.

4 Jun 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,270 views | Categories: Cisco, Conference
A Changing of the Guard at Cisco Live 2015

Cisco Networks long-time CEO John Chambers will end two decades at the helm of the world’s largest networking company later this summer. At next week’s Cisco Live!, I expect to see a changing of the guard as Chambers passes the Cisco CEO baton into the able hands of senior vice president of worldwide field operations Chuck Robbins.

2 Jun 2015 | John Mark Ivey | 2 Comments | 1,718 views | Categories: Agile project management, Professional Development
What is Leave the Office Earlier Day?

June 2 is Leave the Office Earlier Day – sometimes referred to as Leave the Office Early Day. Whatever you call it, make sure your boss is on board before you partake in this unofficial holiday for workaholics.

30 Apr 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,427 views | Categories: Conference, Microsoft
Sparking the Future at Microsoft Ignite 2015

Global Knowledge has been a long-time Microsoft training partner, but amazingly I’ve never been to a Microsoft event. For one reason or another whenever Microsoft TechEd rolled around in years past, I was already booked or we were already well represented. But this year is different.

2 Apr 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,204 views | Categories: Microsoft
Global Knowledge Honored for Microsoft Lync Course Development

Global Knowledge has won an Award of Merit from the Carolina Committee of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) for its development of an advanced Microsoft Lync course.

11 Mar 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 3,465 views | Categories: Cisco, Cloud Computing, Data Center, Microsoft
Cisco and Microsoft Extend New Integrated Cloud Platform Relationship

Cisco recently announced an important continuation of its cloud and data center joint partnership with Microsoft to make it easier for cloud providers to go to market. Cisco and Microsoft have extended their 2014 agreement to give providers a new integrated platform designed to accelerate service delivery and streamline the journey to Intercloud.

18 Feb 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 3,336 views | Categories: Conference, IBM
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing at IBM InterConnect

From my blog post title, you rock ‘n’ roll fans might have guessed I’m psyched about hearing Aerosmith play during IBM InterConnect next week at MGM Grand’s Garden Arena. But that’s not the only cool thing going on at InterConnect. The organizers of IBM’s self-proclaimed premier cloud and mobile conference that’s taking the place of – or more like is the result of melding three popular IBM conferences, namely Impact, Innovate and Pulse – have pulled out all the stops to keep their IBMers engaged next week.

5 Feb 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,323 views | Categories: Conference, Government
Striking the Right Balance at AFCEA WEST 2015

The theme of this year’s AFCEA WEST 2015 conference, “Lower Budgets and Higher Demands: How Do the Sea Services Strike the Right Balance?,” should come as no surprise to anyone even remotely involved with or aware of the goings-on of the nation’s armed forces and federal government.

28 Jan 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,271 views | Categories: Hacking & Cybercrime, Security
Data Privacy Day: Why to Care and What to Do

On January 27, 2014, when the United States Congress adopted S. Res. 337, a nonbinding resolution expressing support for the designation of a “National Data Privacy Day” to be observed on January 28, there wasn’t a lot of time to get the word out, even though the event had been around awhile.

10 Dec 2014 | John Mark Ivey | One Comment | 3,134 views | Categories: Professional Development
How to Survive the Island of Misfit Toys at Work

One of my all-time favorite scenes of all the special TV shows that air this time of year is when Rudolph enters the Island of Misfit Toys. I’ve always been drawn to misfits, and that has carried over into the workplace.