Top Three Trends at Cisco Live 2015

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It takes two to make a company. Sounds like a cliché, you say? Or is it a bold prediction by the retiring Cisco CEO? In his last keynote as CEO, John Chambers envisioned that many large companies of the future will only have two employees – a CEO and a CIO. All other functions will be outsourced. Did Cisco Live exhibit trends that could support this type of a structure? Let’s take a look at three trends that I observed

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Cisco Live Conversations: Total Network Visibility Shouldn’t Be Impossible to Afford

Our presentation theater here at Cisco Live US. Getting real about total network visibility.

We’re halfway through the second day here at Cisco Live in San Diego and in our theater presentations we ask: “Who here is monitoring their entire network?” Several people asked for clarification, not really believing we were talking about every last device, every port on a 48-port switch, every last interface on a server. Out of the 800 people who have passed through so far, only 5 of them said that, yes, they were monitoring their entire network. That’s less than one percent.

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Top Four Totally Worthwhile Reasons to Visit us at Cisco Live

Yes I really have x-ray vision

I’ve just arrived in San Diego and we’re really looking forward to seeing our customers and all the other IT pros here at Cisco Live 2015. You can meet our team here in San Diego this week on our nifty ‘Ipswitch at Cisco Live’ website — and pre-register for some irresistible daily grand prize drawings while you’re at it.

Yes I really have x-ray visionIf you upgrade to WhatsUp Gold version 16.3 and share a screenshot of our nifty new user interface with the WUGspace community, we’ll send you this t-shirt to certify your newly found X-ray vision.
As we prepare Ipswitch booth #1006 to open for business tonight I’d like to share the ‘top four totally worthwhile reasons to come on by this week. Yes we will have schwag, but I assure it’s way above your average kind of schwag, even our t-shirts.

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Announcing Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold v16.3: Reduced Complexity for IT Teams

WhatsUp Gold 16.3 dashboard

Today we are excited to announce the release of WhatsUp Gold 16.3 with new features that improve the power and user experience of our network and system monitoring software for IT teams. The release includes an improved user experience, faster installation, the industry’s first and only native support for Cisco NetFlow-Lite, expanded Microsoft application performance monitoring, and top customer requests for increasing productivity and monitoring flexibility.

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Truth #5: Network and Application Performance Defines Your Reputation


Who’s responsible for the reputation of a company? Most people would say either marketers or the PR team, but they would be wrong. In our view, the IT department has a greater impact on an organization’s reputation. Why? Because few things affect user experience and perception more than the availability and performance of your applications and network. IT’s jurisdiction, in other words.

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