Young employees determined to log onto Facebook or bounce around the Web are going to do so, in part because they're motivated to get online and frequently ignore IT policies, and also because the policies in place simply aren't tough enough, according to a global study from Cisco. Seven out of 10 young employees outright ignore IT policies on a frequent basis, and one in four is a victim of identity theft before the age of 30, Cisco says.
The data meteorologists at Cisco say the upcoming forecast extending into the year 2015 calls for a 12-fold increase in global cloud traffic, compared to 2010. Cisco doesn't expect data center traffic to grow quite as steadily, but it will still zoom past 2010 levels and show a four-fold increase by 2015, according to data outlined in Cisco's latest study, "Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2010-2015."
Sure, money makes the world go round, but if you're fresh out of college and looking for a job, you're more interested in being able to access your Facebook account or post to Google+ during work hours, or so that's the word from a new survey. Cisco pinged 2,800 college students and young professionals to find out how they feel about social media and the Internet in general, and it turns out they feel pretty strongly about both.
Just how vital has the Internet become to everyday life? For some, it's just as important as any of the basic needs, including water, food, air, and shelter. And for others, the Internet doesn't rank as an absolute necessity like any of those things, but it comes awfully close, according to an online survey of nearly 3,000 adults.
We weren’t impressed with the last Linksys-branded router that passed through Maximum Lab North. The dual-band Linksys E3000 (in reality, a rebadged Linksys WRT610N) delivered humdrum performance and lacked a number of important features we expect to find in a high-end router. The E4200 fares better, but we’re still scratching our heads over some of Linksys’s decisions.
Thousands of soon-to-be former Cisco employees will have reason to sing the summertime blues as the networking specialist gets ready to cut 15 percent of its workforce. Along with selling a manufacturing facility, the cost cutting moves are intended to save the company in the neighborhood of $1 billion and turn around its financial future.
Cisco, the largest maker of networking equipment, is featured in a number of TV shows and movies, and fans of 24 will remember Cisco technology helping Jack Bauer save the world. "Welcome to the human network," is the company's advertising slogan, and according to a Bloomberg report, Cisco's internal human network is going to be cut down by as many as 10,000, or about 14 percent of its workforce.
If you think your daily commute to work is overcrowded, just wait until 2015 and try driving on the Internet's highways. By then, network traffic will have quadrupled to 966 exabytes per year as a content hungry populace gains access to cyberspace on more than 15 billion network connected devices that, ironically enough, will outnumber people 2 to 1. These are just some of the numbers Cisco tossed out in its fifth annual 'Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015)' released today.
Zhao Chun-Yu obviously never heard that crime doesn't pay, or if she did, she wasn't the type to let a boring old cliché boss her around. She definitely didn't hear it from her mother. Chun-Yu and her family ran a massive Hong Kong-based counterfeit networking business called Han Tong Technology. Chun-Yu and her morally lenient relatives used false names and documents to help import the pirated hardware into the US, then created fake packaging materials to make them look like authentic Cisco products. They raked in millions of dollars worth of sales.
Then the Justice Department slammed the brakes on the joyride.
Remember Google's shouting match with China last year? It got so bad that Hillary Clinton ended up comparing the "Great Firewall of China" to the Berlin Wall, and Google threatened to pull out of the country. Now, a new lawsuit alleges that Cisco may have helped to build that wall.