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In his first in-person Cisco Live keynote in two years, CEO Chuck Robbins didn't make any lofty claims about how AI is taking over the network or how the company's latest products would turn networking on its head. Instead, the presentation was all about working with customers to make their lives easier. "We need to simplify …

  1. sanmigueelbeer

    the presentation was all about working with customers to make their lives easier

    *cough* Cisco Smart License *cough*

    tighter integrations between the company's existing product portfolios aimed at saving customers the trouble of flipping between multiple dashboards just to do their jobs

    Obviously, developers from the DNAC team did not get the memo.

  2. tip pc Silver badge
    WTF?

    negligence, Ratner would be proud!!!

    So 56% of security issues are because the admins are negligent and not because of other factors like firmware vulnerabilities or obscure services enabled by default with no clear capability to see what is actually enabled or not.

    Outsourcers with tower models are also a mess. Some offshore wiz with 2 years experience and some certificates thinks they are the bees knees and has no clue about the basics.

    Any any might get the traffic flowing but doesn’t mean it’s a good thing to do, doing that and keeping quiet is one thing but doing that and telling people like it’s something to be proud off is just scary.

    Reducing complexity is welcome, I just hope they actually mean it.

    1. sanmigueelbeer
      Coat

      Re: negligence, Ratner would be proud!!!

      I just hope they actually mean it

      Remember the adage: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

  3. Rilik

    Chuck, you and the other MBAs in your company have been totally disconnected from the reality for quite some time. What customers want is quality code, quality products, simple licensing, competent tech support, simplicity and a return of the safe harbor program.

    All of this was already there, and has been steadily dismantled by your obsession for profit at all costs.

    And for the love of god, kill Firepower already.

    1. sanmigueelbeer
      Pint

      Chuck, you and the other MBAs in your company have been totally disconnected from the reality for quite some time. What customers want is quality code, quality products, simple licensing, competent tech support, simplicity and a return of the safe harbor program.

      F*ck, man. Here's a beer (and an upvote)!

      And for the love of god, kill Firepower already.

      No, don't. Every village needs an idiot.

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