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Energywise- Another Cisco Lock-in

I wrote awhile back that there were three problems with Energywise: 1) It is a security breach waiting to happen. 2) Apps should run on IP networks not be slave to them. 3) Painting Cisco switches with EnergyWise paint doesn't... Full Story

Posted on May 4, 2009 6:27 PM


EnergyWise is Another Cisco Lock-in

Previously, I highlighted three problems with Cisco's EnergyWise: 1) security vulnerabilities, 2) it's should be an app, and 3) it doesn't make Cisco switches any more efficient. Now Art Wittmann has raised the very valid concern that it's proprietary to... Full Story

Posted on March 9, 2009 2:20 PM


ProCurve, Now Pro-Nortel

John McHugh now heads Nortel's Data Networking Division. A few years ago, he was selected as one of 50 most powerful people in networking as the head of HP's ProCurve group , winning kudos for his well-rounded enterprise strategy, which... Full Story

Posted on February 9, 2009 10:44 AM


EnergyWise Doesn't Make Cisco Switches Any Greener

No argument for me: Green IT is critical important for Profit, People and Planet.. There're three problems with Cisco's EnergyWise. Firstly, EnergyWise is a security breach waiting to happen. Do you want your network to be powering down your call... Full Story

Posted on January 30, 2009 7:43 AM


Triple Bottom Line: Profit, People, Planet

The Triple Bottom Line (3BL) captures an expanded spectrum of CXO criteria for measuring organizational success: Profit, People and Planet". This comes from some UN work and is being adopted by governments around the world, perhaps even in your community.... Full Story

Posted on January 26, 2009 11:55 AM


Powering Hyperconnectivity: Catching the Wave

Hyperconnectivity drives powering needs as everything and everyone gets connected and as server farms expand to meet the demand. A to-be-published Nemertes survey report finds that 23% of US CIO have a green program. One element is of course improving... Full Story

Posted on January 16, 2009 10:32 AM

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Formula 0 Race and The Cisco Energy Tax

Last summer in Rotterdam, six teams competed in a Formula 0 race, a new zero emission race series took place on a .5Km track. Each car was powered by a commercial fuel cell that produces electricity from hydrogen. How does... Full Story

Posted on December 17, 2008 3:08 PM


Extreme Energy Claims

Extreme Networks has copied Nortel's campaign of attacking the Cisco Energy Tax, but then hides energy consumption behind unreal 'best practices', and creates a closed calculator tool. Virtually all Extreme's estimated "savings" are based on their assumption that all phones/ports... Full Story

Posted on December 1, 2008 2:31 PM

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McCain or Obama; Nortel or Cisco- You Have a Choice

If you are an American, your challenge is separating facts from rhetoric. Hard as this may seem, please make your choice and vote. If you are not an American, you will be watching with great interest on the sidelines. But... Full Story

Posted on November 3, 2008 10:29 AM

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Cisco's Human Network Effect: Taxes and CO2 Emissions

I admire truth in advertising. And the Cisco human network effect is hugely .....NEGATIVE... when it comes to CO2 emissions. Across some 500 million Cisco enterprise ports globally, Cisco is adding an additional 11.5 MILLION metric tons of CO2, that... Full Story

Posted on October 13, 2008 8:06 AM


Jabber Acquisition Highlights Cisco Shortfalls in UC

UC without effective presence and IM is like telephony without dial-tone. So here we have Cisco spending your contributions (remember the Cisco Energy Tax) to acquire Jabber to give them IM for their un-unified UC story. Does this result in... Full Story

Posted on September 24, 2008 3:32 PM


EnergySmart Hospitals Don't Pay The Cisco Energy Tax

The EnergySmart Hospitals Initiative was launched last July and aims to help improve efficiency in existing buildings by 20%! This is a laudable objective, since more than 50% of institutions reported double digit energy cost increases... and lights out operation... Full Story

Posted on September 22, 2008 9:35 AM


Opening Up Secure Network Access

"Business executives are extremely concerned (and rightly so) that their organization may be the next publicly disclosed data breach story in the Wall Street Journal." That's how I led off a recent article, co-authored with Jon Oltsik of the Enterprise... Full Story

Posted on September 10, 2008 10:26 AM


Save Twice on the Cisco Energy Tax

I've written extensively about the Cisco energy tax. We have run into tow type of situations. 1. Enterprises with Green initiatives and someone who is accountable, immediately embrace 40% lower energy efficiency with Nortel (over Cisco) and start asking all... Full Story

Posted on August 11, 2008 9:01 AM


Customer TCO Exposes True Costs of Cisco

Just in from the field: "I had a customer call yesterday and said they wanted to take a closer look at Nortel because they're getting crushed on Cisco maintenance fees for voice. They have about 3,000 IP phones and are... Full Story

Posted on July 11, 2008 1:08 PM


Cisco IT faced with $10M bill due to corporate procurement policy

Cisco just announced a four-year plan to make its business more environmentally friendly, but nothing specific to make its products more energy efficient. The Cisco energy tax will continue. But Cisco IT doesn't have the option of saving a bundle... Full Story

Posted on June 26, 2008 9:24 AM

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