They're just not that into you.
In the beginning, they seemed so loving and caring. As time passed, they became more and more demanding of your time and money. They started draining you of your resources. They started making ultimatums. Does this sound like the relationship between you and your original equipment manufacturer (OEM)? Read on to find out the Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Break Up With Your OEM for Maintenance and Support.
On Monday, January 25, 2016, Arista Networks alleged that Cisco Systems is engaged in anti-competitive practices. Arista claims that Cisco has been price-gouging customers that purchased alternative network switches by charging higher fees through SMARTnet maintenance.
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Each time I get a push notification on my phone from my handy dandy NBC Olympic app I think about Cisco and I’m astounded by the ever-changing technology that surrounds us. They are calling it the Digital Olympics in London, and there’s good reason to do so. In the palm of my hand I can see minute to minute updates of the latest in breaking Olympic news, videos, photos, medal counts, athlete bios, and wait… yes, even watch my favorite (swimming – Go Phelps!) Olympic events live! And while I may be cozily sitting in my office watching the Olympics on my phone – ah, I mean working… there are many “Cisco-ians” fast at work making it all possible in London.
We are often found ragging on Cisco for its dirty big business antics, but this time the tables are turned and we applaud them. Cisco will be alive and well at the Olympics this summer in London. Cisco is a key sponsor and the proud supporter and network infrastructure provider for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. And from the looks of what they’ve accomplished so far, Cisco has been hard at work for a while getting London ready for the games.
Cisco this week unveiled an updated line of Ethernet switches at the Hanover Messe Industrial Automation trade fair in Germany this week. Cisco has reinforced its commitment to the industrialization of the Internet with this new series of switches aimed squarely at the industrial market. The IE 2000 series is an extension of Cisco's current industrial Ethernet product lines, the Catalyst 2955 and the IE 3000 series. They are intended to address the expansion of machine-to-machine communications on factory floors and in other industrial environments.
Network Optimization reduces network downtime which improves productivity gains for the organization. An optimized network makes critical applications more reliable, improves scalability, improves security and reduces labor costs associated with network support. These productivity gains are felt by staff on the network which for large entities results in millions of dollars in savings.