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While being a constant in the networking business for enterprises and mid-market companies, Cisco has been somewhat 'in and out" with SMBs according to VP for ANZ at Cisco Ken Boal. But during Cisco Live yesterday, he said that the company is now "Here to stay" for SMBs.

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Red and Blue teaming is a commonly used technique for honing the skills of information security teams. But setting them up and ensuring you have access to enough appropriately skilled participants can be a challenge for many businesses. Cisco has worked to allay some of those challenges through the establishment of Cyber Range - an environment that simulates over 50 real world threat scenarios. And, last year, they let teams of high school students loose in Cyber Range during a Cyber Games competition held at La Trobe University.

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Cisco is jumping in on the AI-powered voice assistant game with the introduction of Spark Assistant - a kind of Siri for meetings. You can things like “Hey, Spark. I want to start the meeting” and the software will do all the work to get you connected. While the announcement was made today, Spark Assistant will be deployed in phases with new functions added over time.

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It's every sysadmin's greatest nightmare. You do what you think will be a simple configuration change and accidentally lose a whole bunch of data. That's exactly what happened over the weekend with Cisco's Meraki service. A configuration change "caused certain data uploaded prior to 11:20AM Pacific time on August 3 to be deleted". Whoops.

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Cisco is well known as a network hardware company. But we often forget that they are also a software company with a network operating system, IOS. Cisco is now taking that software out of its embedded place in hardware and moving it into another devices.

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Your employees have gone rogue. No, they're not selling secrets to competitors or anything so nefarious, but they are using IT systems and services without the express knowledge of the company they work for. This is known as Shadow IT and it's a growing problem within enterprises propagated by the fact business leaders seem to be turning the other cheek.

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You'd think creating software with Cisco's DevNet would be something reserved for experienced developers. But that's not the case. We took a look at DevNet to see how new and less experienced developers could take advantage of of it.

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During a session at Cisco Live a few hours ago, I was wired up with a device that measured, using electrical impendence, my reactions to various speakers. By monitoring the changes in the composition and volume of my perspiration they could tell which speakers were more engaging.

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This is the year Marty McFly travelled to in the second Back to the Future movie. And it’s clear director Robert Zemeckis’ vision of 2015 was not very accurate. A panel discussion at Cisco Live tried to look forward just ten years to imagine what the Internet of Everything would be like in 2025

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The only thing we can be certain of is networks will only become more complex. One of the big challenges is more and more data is being created, stored, analysed and used on the edges of the network. And tat means lots of separate systems. Cisco expects the Intercloud to do for the cloud what the Internet did for networks.

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Having spent quite a bit of time at security events over the last few years, it's not often I hear about a new form of malware or attack. But during a media briefing with Cisco's VP for managed security services Tom Powledge, we learned about an emerging threat –- delayed detonation malware.

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Technology has changed the way we work.

The workplace is no longer restricted to the office or a boardroom. It exists wherever we are -- at home, on the road, in the air or at the beach -- and is reliant upon a solid internet connection.

Communication, collaboration and staying connected, is at the core of almost every successful business.

Keeping in touch is paramount to productivity, and in a fast-paced corporate environment, the flexibility and portability of virtualised collaboration is critical.

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People want to meet and collaborate in a way that works for them, without worrying about what device the're using and where or how they connect. High quality video collaboration that combines video, voice, and content sharing technologies is a great solution, but what is the best way to get started? Here's how!