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Partner Post: Why the network effect matters: A refresher for the future

By Blake Snow @blakesnow, Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com/.

The network effect not only benefits society—it empowers and heightens the voice of individual participants.
JULY 19, 2016

When Alexander Graham Bell placed the world’s first telephone call in the New York spring of 1876, did he fully understand that the greatest thing he invented that day was not the voice call, but the world’s first network?

In addition to extending the reach of one’s voice, could he have foreseen that subsequent networks would someday allow global note exchange, worldwide garage sales, the ability to write history, participate in stock exchanges, attend virtual job fairs, make more informed purchases, or even meet a doctor or college professor “online”?

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Understandably, he couldn’t have.

Partner Post: Cisco Prepares Networking Industry for Transformation to Digital-Ready Networks

Cisco announced it will help engineers, developers, partners and customers embrace a monumental change in how networks are built and managed—preparing the industry for the transition to digital-ready networks. Cisco is also building on the intersection between security and networking with new technologies designed to simplify branch office security and make it more effective.

5 tips to help deal with security headaches

5 tips to help deal with security headaches

Keeping your company data safe and secured is not an easy job, especially as cyberattack threats get more and more sophisticated every day. But fret not, there are a lot of simple solutions that can be achieved with almost any level of tech expertise. In this article, we’ve listed 5 of our favorite cybersecurity tips […]