Articles

June 26, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

“Technology is life changing!” Marleese Attilakos shares her impressions of working in tech for 20 years

Marleese Attilakos is the Commercial State Sales Manager for Cisco Australia and New Zealand, based in Melbourne.  Marleese has been in the ICT industry for 20 years, with a diverse set of skills under her belt as an analyst, sales executive and sales leader, as well as working in operations and the…

June 18, 2020

INDUSTRY

Industry and Universities partner for new National Industry Innovation Network

A new model for industry and universities to collaborate in addressing real-world industry challenges and respond to long-term national interests. The alliance builds and amplifies the joint innovation capability, combining the assets and expertise of industry and universities. Opportunity…

Understanding neurodiversity and autism as a superpower

April marked Autism Awareness Month, which works to increase greater understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people on the autism spectrum. During the month, the Cisco Disability Awareness Network and Special Kids Group in Australia and New Zealand shared a questionnaire to help educate employees…

April 29, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

“It’s not about disability, it’s about differences, and different strengths we bring to the world.”

A diverse, inclusive and collaborative workplace is something we are proud of at Cisco. Diversity is about embracing differences, and enabling people to bring different strengths to work. There are a number of initiatives close to the hearts of employees on missions to support inclusivity, and one…

April 28, 2020

SMB

Prevail in today’s digital workplace: Measures to optimise your home IT and network performance

When the business community started shutting offices and moving their staff to work from home arrangements, one of the biggest concerns was around how the network – and specifically the nbn™ – would handle it. But much to the disappointment of sceptics, the network has performed extremely well and…

April 21, 2020

SMB

Beyond the lock and key: What modern security looks like for small businesses

Cybersecurity is more important than ever now that more people are working from home and businesses are adjusting to new operating models. But all too often, it gets pushed down the priority list when the focus is on simply keeping the lights on and revenue coming in the door. Unfortunately, that’s when…

April 17, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

We are Cisco! Cisco named one of Australia’s Inclusive employers

Diversity and inclusion are essential to fuelling the power of connection in thriving communities, and at Cisco a culture in which all people feel welcomed, valued, respected, accepted and heard is foundational. In Australia, we’re proud to be named an Inclusive Employer by The Diversity Council…

April 15, 2020

SMB

The show must go on: Business continuity under workplace disruption

It’s hard to remember a time when small businesses were faced with greater challenges to their survival. This year has seen a summer of extreme bushfires followed immediately by a global health crisis with devastating economic impact. And that’s on top of the day-to-day challenges of cyber-security…

Giving back to communities at times of need: Cisco Meraki lends hands at Wingham, NSW

The last few months in Australia has seen the turmoil of the bushfire season make its way across communities, both far and near. Many people have been keen to support those who need the help, such as the extra hands to come together and repair physical effects of the elements, as well as rebuild a sense of…