Cisco Systems Inc. held its annual Partner Summit this week in Las Vegas, bringing together thousands of global partners to exchange ideas and learn about the networking giant’s most recent innovations. Cisco has one of the largest and most diverse partner ecosystems in the information technology industry, with about 90% of the company’s revenue flowing through its partners from more than 150 countries.

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Cisco Partner Summit 2022 kicks off the Age of the Partner

alan masarek

Communications systems provider Avaya Holdings Corp. today named Alan Masarek its next president and chief executive.

Masarek will join the company on Aug. 1, succeeding Jim Chirico, who will also resign his position on the board. Chirico has been with Avaya for 15 years, serving as the company’s CEO for the past five. Previous to that, he was Avaya’s chief operating officer and global sales leader.

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Avaya taps industry vet Alan Masarek as new CEO

Nvidia's DOCA: an open framework to maximize the value of its data processing unit

Nvidia Inc. is positioning its open DOCA software framework as the fastest and easiest way to speed up the development and performance of data processing unit applications.

DOCA is a software development kit for Nvidia BlueField DPUs (pictured). For those not familiar with BlueField, it provides data center infrastructure-on-a-chip, optimized for high-performance enterprise and cloud computing. Because DOCA is tied to BlueField, there’s a misconception that it’s closed and proprietary.

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Nvidia’s DOCA: an open framework to maximize the value of its data processing unit

office space

There should be no doubt that hybrid work is here to stay. We are more than two years since the work-from-home period of the pandemic began and businesses have been all over the map with respect to what the return to work looks like. Earlier this year, I was part of UC Today’s UC Summit Keynote, where I stated that the first wave of hybrid work would be a disaster because most business are at a loss as how to proceed.

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Cisco rethinks office space design to optimize for hybrid work