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Fresh update on "cisco" discussed on Steve Sanchez
"To watch Rob Schmidt every single night as he does this new series on UFOs. We're gonna be doing something like that. A lot of people have asked me and I'm gonna have some experts. I think we're going to do something like that on a Friday. We've been talking about it. Maybe in the second hour and get to hear. I mean, a lot of people really believe that. This is the case. I don't personally, I believe we're seeing things out there. I don't believe that there's life on other planets. I just don't Sorry for all the work for more fans and et and third rock from the sun and all that stuff, But I just don't I I have my own viewpoint on it, And I believe these are fallen angels. I believe it's deception. I believe it's a way to take our eyes off of God. You've heard me say that over and over and over and I've got some great supporting evidence. But that's what's great about America. You have your viewpoint. I have mine. I think it will make for a great our. And we have been chatting with some folks. Even George Noory, Uh and, uh, we'll probably make something like that happen very, very soon. Especially being Las Vegas. Amen. Area. 51 is just up the street. So that's what they say. Right? So we'll see what happens. All right, Look, I want to make sure that you're aware of Win with your idea dot com Why? Because a lot of people that I know still contact me. You know, I spent a lot of years in the financial business and a lot of people have contacted me and said, Look, I've got this great idea during the pandemic. I was sitting around and I invented something. How do I take it to market? Well, I don't know how to do that. But my friend Fran Cisco Gara does. He was Time magazine of the years. Recipient inventor of the year, he owned 66 companies, including developing the Swiffer that many of us love to use and our homes. But if you go to win with your idea.
All Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Will End in Texas on June 26
"And updates from the Texas Workforce Commission. Cisco Gum is with the TWC says that the last benefit week for unemployed Texans to receive enhanced federal unemployment benefits is the week ending June 26th. This includes Pandemic Unemployment assistance program for those who traditionally do not qualify for regular state benefits and pandemic emergency unemployment compensation that extends regular state benefits. The TWC also ended the pandemic related provisions that permitted unemployed Texans. To turn down jobs over Covid 19 concerns. Kim Lamp kits W
Fresh "cisco" from Tom and Curley
"On bonus. Let's Cisco Show you why it's at the heart of food and service, go to careers dot cisco dot com and apply today, 63 years of athletic activity finally caught up to Rick's shoulders, even show surgery and one of them, which didn't help so when he injured his other shoulder he had a decision to make was either surgery again. But the arthritis it's set in pretty Good. So we decided. Okay, let's go this route. And that meant stem cell therapy with Dr Mark Wagner, MD. And why did choose Dr Wagner? I truly believe he was one of the pioneers with the stem cell. So what about the results Extremely successful after the operation were able to go back to what you enjoy doing? Yeah. After about six months, you can start working out again, which is awesome. And after years like brand new again, really? It's amazing. So would you say to somebody who is considering surgery instead? Go this route. First. It's the cheapest, easiest and least pain. All I can say is it works, whether it's a shoulder, hip or knee before choosing surgery. Consider stem cell therapy with Dr Mark Wagner, MD. First at Seattle Sports and Regenerative.
Campanology and the Art of Bell Ringing
"My guest today is nikki. Carling who comes from ringing family. She has held various positions at tower districting. Guild level over the years has rung about. Eighty peels take part in local and national ringing competitions. But say's her focus in ringing has always been about having fun nikki's also therapist and we will discuss adviser ringers anxious about returning to ringing after the pandemic but i nikki. I just want to ask you. When did you start ringing. I was ten when i started. So i've been being for forty two years now. It was not something i wanted to do. It was insisted upon and much to my the minute. I took out a bell rope. I absolutely loved it. And i really didn't want to say yes. That's when i started at the age of ten in how long has bell ringing been in your family generation before me. My dad's gary mason and his older brother kings mason both us but that's where it started although i understand that i have a granddad who did ring a long time ago but it was way way before i was born on. You're bringing in the family because you do is ringing yet. She started again. She didn't want to do it. We tried to with it when she was what would shape it about ten as well. She was just to smoke and then he said i'm not doing it. I never wanted to and she came along to everything that we went to and made so many friends said well you might as well start now. Say she did. She is doing absolutely brilliantly. she's she's gonna leave me way behind before the pandemic obviously people aren't ringing at the moment but before the pandemic can you describe what you doing ringing wise ringing cindy service. Who knew that. Sunday mornings could be so useful without ringing in them. It's amazing what you can fit in isn't it. I say yes. Seventy seven going regularly to practice night and we were involved with the last district so busy doing that. The less to gold has a lot of initiatives on. They run saturday morning. What they call progressing ring us. So it's sort of playing bob. Plane hunt type workshops that they run monthly so we were doing some of those guild meetings all sorts of things like that so we were quite involved is e and i. We should talk about where you ring as well. You ring the cathedral to cathedral. Yeah that's where i started. And and i'm still then our i've never got very far. So yeah that's always been my tower and san four bands and reduce bands and skillful bands. And not cisco for bans and all sorts of things in that time.
Fresh update on "cisco" discussed on Armstrong and Getty
"Cisco Homelessness, 10 Cities, Encampments Crime in San Francisco. Some people think San Francisco is done because of things like this. How are we going to fix it? That's next on KGO. If you're talking about we're talking about kgo San Francisco San Jose Oakland Cumulus Station. From ABC News. I'm Sherry Preston are two of the meeting between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin has now begun. This is an expanded discussion with a few more people involved. ABC is Karen Travers has the latest from Geneva, Switzerland. This is all about starting a conversation and we heard the president in that. Very chaotic photo op at the start of the summit say that it's always good to meet face to face. Vladimir Putin said he hoped the meetings would be productive. We are not expecting to see them until they come out afterwards to take questions from reporters. They're going to do that. Separately, Some suggested that President Biden was coming from a position of weakness because he had agreed to meet with Putin so early in his presidency. CBC's Terry Moran says it may be the other way around. Vladimir Putin has dominated Russia for 20 years. In that time, he's become one of the richest men in the world. Real personal incomes in Russia have been declining. Since 2012. Russia makes nothing absolutely nothing that the world wants to buy, except for weapons and a few nuclear reactors. Both leaders will hold separate news conferences after the summit. Two of the most popular states in the country have hit their vaccination goals ABC is with Johnson says Mask requirements are dropping for fully vaccinated people after more than a.
Fastly Glitch Disrupts Swathes of Global Internet
"Right now, Ivan, find south with us. The Tigers financial partners here on what we observe today from Fastly and an Internet outage. I mean, you are expert at the review of the companies like Cisco. To make the stuff that we take for granted. Does. AWS does Google, Microsoft and for that matter, does Fastly take for granted the solidity of their systems? Well, I don't believe these manufacturers take for for granted. I believe and users the consumers. They always believed that the Internet is going to work. It's going to work well, it's going to be fast, however. We are in an environment where there is all kinds of cyber attacks just to be disruptive and cyber attacks. To hold companies for ransom to disrupt businesses to create an anti competitive environment. So there's a lot of vulnerability. There's a lot of security, but this again highlights the importance. Of redundancy in the networks, Yes, security in the networks and more and more in the beginning speed of the network and the network worked through the sophistication of the hardware. More and more. A lot of these networks are software defined networks, which are relying on the sophistication of the software. And relying on the software to provide increased security. And
The Future of Cloud Native Collaborative Communication
"So welcome in europe. Future of I guess these greg walker under ceo. Dial pen and we're going to speak about many topics but before doing that. Let's start from the beginning Greg how did you find yourself Voice you know so. I've been in voice over. Ip the last twenty years but really didn't have any plans to become a voice over ip person. i was a securities attorney in palo. Alto california working at a big firm representing startups and venture capitalists and investment banks and big public companies and things like that and One of my clients was starting a venture fund. Tell us off partners in nineteen ninety nine. There was going to make a bunch of investments out of the the nineteen ninety-six telecom deregulation act is a really. He asked me to join him so i did. And we started making investments in in a lot of things We invested in surono related in Like optical switching and things like that an underlying architecture and there were acquired by cisco yes yes it was bought at the time was as seven billion dollar. Acquisition was massive. It was it was huge but One of our one of investments remade. And i went to a different venture fund and then we continue to make those types of investments. One was a voice over. Ip company from nine hundred ninety nine called dial pad and same name totally different company but Really fell in love with voice over. Ip matt deal and then when two thousand one came around and and the internet all in all these unprofitable businesses had had to lay off. A lot of people
From Twitter to Palantir, Losses in Technology Stocks Stack Up
"On the one side. The reason highflyers crashing back to earth. They just check out. These moves fastly. Fc twilla draftkings all plunging. Those names now down at least thirty percent from their all-time highs on the other side the old school value name cisco ibm dow oracle not just today but many are trading at or near all time highs so in this tech tug o war. What side do you bet on dan. Well right now. It seems pretty clear. I mean the pandemic winners right some of these high valuation high growth names that were really well situated during just the unique situation during the pandemic they pulled forward a lot of demand here and now they're faced with decelerating metrics forward on all sorts of occasions. You have fastly down there. Facet was down twenty five percent today. It's still trades at about ten times next year sales so the demand and the pace in which these companies were growing in last year into this year are just not sustainable at these valuations. I throw a whole nother group though in their mail. We've seen some huge. Ipo's over the last six months or so airbnb. Door dash snowflake pailin tear and those stocks are down thirty forty percent from their recent highs. And they'd be more comparable to the oracle the dell the ibm and the cisco and i do think that as a really interesting relationship here that you're seeing rotation out of these high valuation names into cheap names that are more stable that don't have the growth just a bit more defensive here.
Codecov Breach Impacted ‘Hundreds’ of Customer Networks
"Hundreds of networks reportedly hacked in kodakov supply chain attack following on with the story. We have been covering this week. New reporting from reuters shows that hundreds of customer networks have been breached in kodakov incident expanding. The scope of this breach beyond its own systems. Kodakov is an online software testing platform. That can be integrated with get hub projects to generate code coverage reports statistics in this attack threat actors gained co two cubs credentials from their flawed docker image that was then used to alter kotenkov bash. Uploaded script used by its customers. Kotenkov has over twenty nine thousand customers including prominent names like go. Daddy atlassian the washington post and proctor and gamble making this a noteworthy supply chain incidents and an ongoing story. Remote code execution vulnerabilities uncovered in smart air. Fryer researchers from cisco talos have disclosed to remote code execution vulnerabilities in the koussari. Five point eight quart. Air fryer a wifi connected kitchen product that leverages the internet to give users remote control over cooking temperature times and settings according to tell us researchers cassara did not respond appropriately within the typical ninety day vulnerability disclosure period which is why it has now been made public. Though consumers may consider this situation to be innocuous it is an example of an iot endpoint of unr- ability that can leverage a home connection to cause damage there or anywhere else
Trump Paid $750 in Federal Income Taxes in 2017
"The new york times obtaining information on president trump's tax returns the times reporting the president pages. Seven hundred fifty dollars in taxes in twenty sixteen and again in his first year in office in two thousand twenty. A report from the new york times revealed that president trump paid virtually no personal income taxes for many years. Trump's assertions about his finances were less than truthful. Some part of the tax return information was disclosed in twenty twenty and it turned out he had paid virtually no federal tax. I think two consecutive years. That didn't seem to have much of an impact certainly on his quote unquote bays totally fake news. Now actually pay tax but and you'll see that as soon as my tax returns it's under order. They've been underwater for took nearly four years and a slew of corroborating witnesses to highlight even one piece of the president's byzantine finances and then the president weaved all this away from the podium which only made things more difficult for voters. Here was the evidence. The president was misleading the public claiming to be a billionaire while paying less in taxes than almost anyone. The president claimed that all that was made up fake news but there was no way for the public to know for sure because he still refused to provide those tax returns. It is certainly true. That had the returns been released. There would have been follow up questions that were possible that without the returns could never have been asked because the return cisco's a good bit of information that the annual financial disclosure reports that presence and other senior executive branch officials and candidates have to file. Don't they don't provide that more granular information and therefore they don't raise the kinds of questions that he would be required to answer.
Zero Trust: Fast Forward from 2010 to 2021
"Our guest today and greece pay attention. This is important is junkin the rug at onto it formerly at forrester fame and palo alto networks who was the first to define the concept of zero trust in two thousand ten. Think about it. Two thousand ten eleven years ago paper so we have a few questions mostly focuses their trust. And of course it's past and the future so let's start from a somewhat painful but necessary question. Let's defines zero. Trust perhaps contrast how you define it then and how you think about it today. So zero hasn't changed right. It was still a fight against the old trust model. Where we had trusted parts of the network and untrusted parts of the network as we would see implemented in say an old cisco pix and so you had to define policy based upon a trust level so the internal interface of a picks was trust level. One hundred the highest level and the external interface was trust level zero the lowest trust levels. So you could go from a high too low trust level without any policy and i thought having that variable is painful and it means that. There's no album rules and it's highly insecure and we allow people to have access because of this trust model and so trust is just a human emotion that we've injected into digital systems for no reason at all and people confuse all the time human trust digital trust. I mean going back to nineteen eighty-four can thompson who we all know is the co creator of unix in his turing award speech. That year talked about the problem trusting. Trust so trust is something that shouldn't be in digital systems and that was the main thesis of the report and then it led to. How do you build systems like that. But mostly it was about thinking that this concept of trust actually incentivized bad behavior because all data breaches and almost all negative security events. That have ever happened. The root cause is the trust model. You'd think it was a spam email but it exploited the trust me think it was ransomware it exploited the trust model snowden and manning were insider attacks who exploited the trust model. So that was my fight. And then it's led to a lot more stuff.
Interview with Jon Stine - Open Voice Network
"Today we are talking to john. Stein voice network. If you have not heard of his organization you need to check it out. And that's what we're talking about primarily today so welcome to the santa marketing. John thank you so much opportunity. Go hey introduce yourself your background. And how open. Voice came about led to stein based on portland oregon and background. I in retail and then in technology if the past twenty years first intel corporation and cisco systems that backed in a while. I was at until i'm at a coffee shop near the campus of mit about four years ago. The more than four years ago in sitting down with some friends and professors at mit. And we were. I thought heavens we were in boston. Nitsa summer we talk about the red sox or we talk about the weather or something in one of them. Raise the question. What do you think would be the technology that most might reshape the relationship between consumers and patients and clients constituents individuals and the various organizations that work with on a daily basis. Peter retailer healthcare provider financial services institution. What technology is going to be most important between individuals in those organizations. Will you ask that question. And twenty six tino put ourselves in the way back machine and you think oh my goodness what are. The technologies do your. Everyone is talking about well. Of course you talk about a You talk about m. l. You talk about a rv. Are i o t blockchain etc. You know all the usual suspects and it came around. And i said well. This voice thing is voice assistant thing in what it might mean to the day to day relationship say between a shopper at a brand between a patient and a provider in just the ease in ability to ask questions say yes replenishing order order. Your your your prescriptions. Do whatever but all of a sudden the presence of a kind of persona of a brand new. We're talk one voice in marketing year. The persona of a brand with you all the time listening to you speaking to you responding to with a that led to research that led conversations and that led to a big question which was if we think this is all going to be so exciting and tremendous and transformational. What would it take. What must be true in order for that to happen. And it's from that question. The open voice network then began to emerge very cool. So you like your background was in retailing. All these different companies. You're with your title kinds of things. Were you in technology. At the time. I was no evanson in the retail. Business i was head of sales for a womenswear apparel company on the new. Your working with major department stores. I was worried about skirt length than thread. Count and how the line would come together Which then led me into them jumped technology and had responsibility i it until then at cisco for marketing and sales to the retail and consumer goods industry. How do you use technology to not just do technology. But how do you use technology to draw. Pnl value top line midland audio creative agencies. How do you win more in terms of using retailers example. How do you create more traffic. Raise the conversion rate. Raise the average basket size using technology and it was applying what i knew about processing people and adding in the technology. That's what i did for a number of years. Did the globally working around the world lot of frequent flyer miles and all that led to open. No you definitely were just the right person because you had that consumer mentality you worked with the consumer all the time in new that It's not just about the statistic. There has to be some kind of engagement. Some usability for people like you know the the tech you can get crazy unhappy about it all day long. But if you're not communicating to the the actual consumer that you want to consume it it's null and void so that's that's a fascinating angle that you had will. You're absolutely right you just absolutely right that it has to start with the user. It has to start with the individual who's using technology. You know. I was back in the retail days than retail technology. Days talking about such things as we don't was a big idea. Let's put a back in the days of tablets. Where the hottest thing. Let's stick a tablet on a shopping cart and by golly then we can you know just tap away in shop away an inter things in have prices and everything right there in our shopping cart from a technology perspective very exciting. It involves wi fi in goals. Computer chips you can sell. A lot of technology can sell the idea. Well no one really asked. Have you ever put a child in the seat of tablet the equipped shopping cart thing you know. And what about Excuse me but any of you. Who are developing this Are any of you happen to be women with children in stores all the time here. I hate shopping. That's why i want you know what. Wait a minute timeout. It has to be the user the consumer at the center of this and we have talked from the start of the open voice network. When you think about the future of voice we can talk about our from a technology perspective. We can talk about it from a platform perspective. Weekend you know. What's the latest coming from the great great technology companies. The issue is from the user perspective from the individual who's using voice from the marketers who are using voice in their companies from the confirm the enterprise decision makers who want to use voice not as a toy for entertainment but as a tool for efficiency top line mid line operational whatever for transforming improving celebrating business results when we begin to approach voice from the user's perspective our perspective begins to change dramatically and again that's one of the things that really led to the formation. The open voice now. Would you say that will be the number one mission of your organization. We say that we use this phrase and it's can we make voice worthy of a users trust. That's a loaded phrase. Can we make Worthy the users crust can user trust voice on topics like did use on. Privacy can a enterprise zero marketer. You want to reach all your customers well right now. There's not really interoperability invoiced. So you need to do it for this platform this platform this platform this platform. And if someone's on another platform you're not gonna reach.
Show #56 "Cadet to Comedy" Ross Bennett Shares! - burst 02
"You started off as a west coast comic and then switched over born and raised my younger years in a small town in western new york state. Nothing like i was in florida for a number of years. I was but i was never a new york city garlic and i remember being in l. a. at the comedy store around nineteen eighty one. These new york act started to come out when they were fully formed. Here i was trying to figure out how to do this shit. And when some seinfeld coming out fully formed just just pre prepared or george george. Wallace larry miller our. If there was there was a whole group of them that came out from new york all in that same year and they all had huge success. But as you mentioned they came out having already somewhat honed at least the beginning of their sets their material on the rough stages in new york and came to l. a. a somewhat already vested and you were coming up from sam cisco in la for more just getting started at that time my attitude was. I'm going to have to get to get good someplace. And wherever i get good. If i get out to l. a. it's gonna take me another year two years working in the l. a. So i said i might as well go to la and work on getting good there. Of course. I already had like attendant of that okay. I had an act was good enough to get me into the semi-finals the san francisco comedy competition. I had an act. It was good enough. That when freeman saw me he took me right over to greg. Book made me a regular day me spot. I enacted was good enough. That i could kill at the comedy store and when mitzi called me over she said don't let that fool you. You're not funny jamil. Brutal see was brutal. I haven't heard quite like that.
Integrating ANY bot from ANY framework into ANY contact centre with Ilan Avner, AudioCodes
"Excited to get into this discussion. We've been talking we've had discussions over the last number of weeks around. I connect an audio 'cause and and the things that you're doing in the conversation is based on the things that you are able in for for companies and builders and the likes or definitely excited to kind of get into it and if you're just tuning in we're gonna be talking today about how to connect essentially any bought really from any framework or service into any contact and pretty much and so definitely excited to get into before we do join a give us a bit of a bit of a an update on. Tell us about yourself. And and what is it you do. And what is the audio quotes does okay so thanks for inviting me. Miami is one of narrow I'm a direct thorough management with the codes. I work with the courts or more than one years. Most of them In the in the last three years. I started the war. I moved to the product management team. Where i'm now leading that it is related to contact centers wealthy see unified communications funny and the ones right around door discussion through their connecting chatterbox Jena's i'm in israel Close relatives now for those of you. Who don't or not familiar with coats. So article design leading provider for voice. Solutions will we specialize in connecting voice. Networks we are pioneers in the voice over. Ip space with over twenty five years in operations were threatening nasdaq about one billion-dollar the market top of we have closed eight hundred employees presents name more than one hundred countries and the our customers are a mainly service providers thoughts elephants of his providers contact centers unified communication service providers. Very close relationship with microsoft with a we work with zone within nice in contact with genesis via and we also have a lot of large enterprises That are that are the customers so we have a. I can say that sixty six out of the of his viner's and fifty out of the one hundred forty nine. The prices are customers. Nice impressive and and i mean israel right now is seemingly like a hotbed for for voice technology and compensation you at over in israel. It will quiet by funny. Volker acquired by snap audio caused as a whole lot of interesting stuff going on you is and voice wise in israel. Not the minute that's right. We'll have another start on saying israel focusing on boise high focusing on communication. Yeah a lot of it is in israel in this space. Justin audio codes has everyone you speak to. In the context center will tend to know audio codes and so audio costs traditionally must have played quite large role in The kind of context and space as you mentioned what what is it. The it's kind of known foreign and what is it that it's doing now. As far as kind of conversation is concerned conversation ali. i think what doing lots of things conversation. Holly is one of them on. We are a. We're involved on the context standard business with many providers Mentioned before and we are men. Business was connecting. This context centers do Other delicacies are other voice. Networks in the Positionally i suspect what were you doing is the we were. We leveraged Abilities to connect to any contact center. Now let's say maybe explain a little bit about extenders. On so there are the ball vendors condemn fuel genesis via cisco nizing contact amazon. Some of them has the on premise. Deployments i think most of the be blunt or contact centers specifically for large enterprises. Our on premise must now. They're are trying to move everyone to the cloud. It's not happening so fast. There are multiple cloud providers amazon. Connect tweet nizing contact five nine. So there are multiple providers Extent and we are active on on on this weekend on connect. We we we. We have connectivity to all of this contact centers We can connect with these on. This is what we're doing for the last twenty years on activity and we leverage this in order to be able to connect the dots specifically about a chat bots that developed on any ball train work through these contact centers and while i say extent i mean egypt context thurs. I mentioned now one more thing about contact centers. Let's take for example genesis which is allowed contact center provider genesis specifically has multiple and deployment option so architectures or their voice or the on accents or they have on premise one two types of on premise on the centers and the have one on the cloud. And if you go to a specific customer and you would like to connect your boss to a nebo at connected for the telephony. Let's will be the voice about the and connected to the context under than the complex standard may use one of the architecture as i mentioned and usually i d i would not change. What have they can change. Maybe configuration that within they will not change it so if you want to be the voice box and connected to the context are you will be required to connect the weather. Customer has so this is in general a little bit about context centers in what we do in this market
How The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Is Supporting Bay Area Small Businesses
"Ari when you speak tool walking down the street and it was devastating. You know half the storefronts were closed. You hear the stories. You know what's happening. And people are appreciating and recognizing the real importance in a of small businesses. And how much they are part of the social fabric of our communities. This is the chief executive officer. Sharon miller and program director. Tim russell of the renaissance entrepreneurship center. Today's episode is part of our efforts to better understand the impact of the covid nineteen pandemic on the small businesses and entrepreneurs that make up the economic fabric of our neighborhoods. We to feature the voices of the renaissance entrepreneurship center. Who's thirty year. Mission is to bride intensive entrepreneurship training networking and mentorship to support the launch and growth of women owned businesses through their. Us small business administration sifford cisco women's business center and to find out what they're doing to help our survive the economic meltdown. Let's hear from sharon and tim. What they and their regional team renaissance are doing to help. Small business owners survive and thrive during the pandemic. i'm joined remotely via zoom by sharon miller the chief executive officer and tim russell the program for a renaissance entrepreneurship center. Thanks for being here. Sharon and tim thank you. Thank you for having us. I'd like to start because once again renaissance entrepreneurship centers one of those really wonderful services for small businesses and entrepreneurs and anyone who has an idea of starting businesses in the san francisco bay area. That a lot of people just don't know about so i would love to start with having each of you provide the audience aetna the renaissance entrepreneurship center. It's programs both in san francisco in the east bay. Which will have sharon you provide. And then tim have you provided the mid peninsula and south bay. So sharon great. So renaissance is completely dedicated to entrepreneurship. And our focus is helping to provide access to people who don't have traditional access to training resources a network. So that's where we come in. People come to us with great ideas a ton of passion and then we provide training access to capital access to markets and access to networks so that training that we do really focuses on intensive classes. That take people from the idea feasibility. Stage into the business planning stage and further to the gross state so we're helping people to perceive themselves as entrepreneurs understand what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Start that business. And once they have it grow the business. So you asked about san francisco and the e spe. We do work with people at all levels of business in both locations in san francisco we are the san francisco. Us sba women's business center so we add further services for women. There anyone out san francisco or the bay area could come and take our classes. We also have a center in bayview hunters wait that focuses on that community and in oakland we are working with businesses in oakland richmond and east contra costa county thank you. I was great and tim. How does renaissance center support entrepreneurs in san mateo and santa clara county. Just basically the piggy back off. What sharon said. We are an organization that is regional and the south bay and then the serving the san mateo county and santa clara county and small businesses and entrepreneurs. We really are coming alongside of those entrepreneurs and small business owners and helping them turn their passion the prophet in. I think that's what we really strive for is giving them the tools they need because we already know that they're gifted they're gifted at what they do but they need to support the technical assistance to be able to really be sustainable so we really are working with those communities. Churn says that are under served under represented by coming in and giving them the tools so that they can watch and grow their business and again like i said earlier turn their passion to profit
Cyber conflict between Ukraine and Russia
"Security firm proof point this morning released a study of chinese people's liberation army threat actor ta four thirteen. That's deployed a militias fire. Fox browser extension fryer fox in a surveillance campaign directed against tibetans. Ta four thirteen has also used scan box and support your malware in its operation so far this year the units targets include tibetan groups both domestic and in tibetan diaspora proof point assesses ta four thirteen tool said as limited but quite effective against dissident communities. Which after all have what proof point aptly calls a low barrier to compromise the campaign also suggests a shift to more open source tools on the part of the p. l. a. ukraine's national security and defense counsel has accused moscow of compromising a ukrainian government file sharing system the system of electronic interaction of executive bodies zd net thinks. The group responsible is gamero. Don a group widely regarded as a proxy for russian intelligence services. Kamera don has certainly been active against ukrainian targets in the past. But it's an odd duck while often thought of as an advanced persistent threat that is a government. Run operation in some respects. It doesn't really act like a government agency or even a straight up contractor like iran's mob group for one thing gamero don doesn't restrict it's targeting the way government operation normally would nor is it entirely indiscriminate in the way the lower end criminal gangs tend to be for all that gamero. Don is both noisy and aggressive. Research by cisco's talos group suggests that gamero don is also a mercenary player in the criminal. Criminal market talos wrote in. Its recent report on maradonna quote. We should consider the possibility of this. Not being an ap t at all rather being a group that provides services for other ap teas while doing its own attacks on other regions and quote so Kind of contractor perhaps a criminal organization that hires its services out to intelligence services but that also does business with other criminals while its principal state sponsor by general agreement russia turns a blind eye so gamero don is one of the most active and undeterred actors in the threat landscape it does the work of an ap t but it uses a cybercriminals style. It's worth noting that the operation the ns dc describes seems to be a software supply chain compromise as an s. d. c. tweeted. The attack belongs to the so-called supply chain attacks methods in means of carrying out this cyberattack allow to connect it with one of russia's hackers spy groups this is therefore a different matter entirely from the distributed denial of service attacks ukraine complained of at the beginning of the week the de dos attack targeted. Both the national security and council and the sba you security service bleeping. Computer reports and ukrainian authorities did claim that the attack had its origins in russia in as they put it russian traffic networks. The ns dc describes the diaz thusly vulnerable government web servers are infected with virus that covertly makes them part of a button. It used for de dos attacks on other resources at the same time. Security systems of internet providers identify compromised web servers as a source of attacks and begin to block their work by automatically blacklisting them. Thus even after the end of the de dos fix the attacked websites remain inaccessible to users and quote. But it seems that this denial of service harassment was probably the work of the criminal. Gang thought to be retaliating for the arrest of three of its members by the cranium. Participants in a big bilateral franco ukrainian law enforcement sweep alleged members of gregor. We should of course say allegedly engaged in criminal activity. These particular alleged. Hoods seem to have belonged to a gregor's ransomware sub gang french authorities in particular had blood in there is because as france entire reports. A gregor was allegedly implicated in ransomware attacks against hospitals. So paris in kiev. Good hunting. go get him. There allegedly bad guys researchers at mcafee this morning released their study of uc ransomware. A new strain detected earlier this year. It's another entry into the ransomware as a service market whose operators hawkins in both russophone an anglophone criminal the criminal markets. It uses the familiar attack. Vectors common in the ransomware space phishing emails of course but also exploitation of compromised accounts index has gained through unpacked. Systems with known vulnerabilities. Babba criminal customers seem so far to be most interested in hitting victims in the transportation healthcare plastics electronics and agriculture sectors. Their activity has extended to a number of geographical regions and the malware doesn't use the sorts of local language checks often employed to keep the operators out of water in countries whose legal systems tend to be vigilant and unforgiving mcafee's notes on abbott. See an interesting division of labor across its two principal linguistic communities. The operators will use an english language for them for announcements but a russian language forum for affiliate recruitment ransomware updates
Economist Scott Irwin: How Chinese Buying Is Causing a Boom in Agricultural Commodities
"We're going to dive into the whole issue of food price inflation as well as the new dallying hog futures contract by poplar request. We're going to be speaking to scott irwin. He's an agricultural economist at the university of illinois scott. Welcome to the show be here. Cisco in addition to being an agricultural economist. You're also an actual farmer from iowa. Is that correct. Well try technically speaking. I don't actually get much tractor. Driving and physical participation but i. It's an interesting situation I from the landlord's side of my family's farm out niwa my eighty five year old mother and i provide the management and do all the marketing of the crops. So i lived through the epsom downs of the grain markets. Like everybody else plus a get to try to work the market with my card playing eighty five year old mother that sounds extremely satisfying. And fun right now. You know sort of mentioned this rally that we're seeing as pretty intense across various soft commodities agriculture commodities. What are you give us the sort of basic big picture of what's going on what's driving This bid china perfect is that is Sixty does the yeah. It's not the only factor of course but in the market that's the number one driving force we've seen a Justice explosion in a grain exports to china basically started about last july and as shown little signs of cooling off some of that related to their phase one trade agreement that was negotiated. A in the previous trump administration Some of it also related to rebuilding of their hog her because of the african swine fever and then some of it is also Related to just their desire to rebuild some of their reserve stocks as well. But that's so one thing. I always wondered about you. See these headlines that china is building up its grain reserves. And i don't know i i can kind of see. Why countries would do that. But i i always wonder how useful those reserves are over the long term and how they actually use them. Can you give us a sort of like potted summary of what building up reserves actually means well classic example of something a sounds good in theory and rarely works well in practice. We have many decades of experience with different kinds of reserve schemes. Here in the us They've tried it metals grains and all sorts of commodities soft commodities over the years so they're called buffer-stock. Ski seems and the problem. Is you know the idea. Is you build it. You know it's kind of the seven fat years seven lean years a biblical example put in practice and so that all sounds good in theory but it all becomes very political and Governments have tendency to not want to release the buffer stocks when they really ought to to You know maybe calm markets down because farmers are mad because you're driving the price down So it's just it's a deeply political and it rarely works as a well as it sounds in theory.
Ranch vs. Blue Cheese
"I love blue cheese all everyday not even as a wing dipping sauce blue cheese dressing. I like blue cheese crumbles. I like it on a wedge salad on the side of you know. The stake have one time mistake and i made blue cheese pound butter. Wow what a wonderful yummy. Oh that does sound good bread. Yeah i love blue cheese. And i think it's verse it on. I think people just have a weird aversion to mold. You think blue cheeses versatile. I think it so versatile foods that i didn't necessarily well you kind of just named like wings salad and then stake but stake when really blue cheese. Would you blue cheese dressing on a stake. Blue cheese dressing rate is like the arguing. She's dipping sauce. We like dipping sauce dressing all blue cheese in general. I brought a list of blue cheeses. That i like. Well no but. I mean a lot of people like as a kid. I didn't know that blue cheese was a standalone cheese. Only had it in dressing for in. I'd only had like bad dressing. I think bad blue cheese dressing is much worse than what is bad. Blue cheese dressing wishbone. We're never getting wishbone. Wishbone wishbone boise. Addressing. there is no blue cheese in there. It's like a little bit of mold powder and then all parents love wishboned. Blue cheese dressing. That's why we grew up with it. He's like. America does corn syrup and chemicals america america french dressing. Wow i have nothing. I'd love wishbone. I love the shape of their bottles. Correct i think. Ken steakhouse highfalutin. That's the zinc legit jesse of all time. I can't bring myself to buy like fancy salad dressings. Because i'm either buying like a valley or like a wishbone equivalent or making my own spending. No seven forty. Nine for paul newman. Do you like making your own ranch. Yes is it as good as a bottled ranch. It's not as good as this. We we need to offer up a correction here for a previous episode. I don't even know what the heck we were talking about. We mentioned how good cisco ranches and we brought it specifically outback. Yeah mansion house. Oh no but i mean to me. That's a testament of. I love taking foods that are like really good prefab like stove. Top stuffing right like making my own homemade version of top stuffing and trying to make it taste exactly like that. And i love doing that like cisco ranch. But those don't no one's talking about cisco is the gigantic food distribution company that delivers like ten gallon drums What's the one cattlemen's cattlemans barbecue sauce. Brands that only exists that go through cisco and sell in ten gallon increments until like every crappy chain across. America uses the same barbecue sauce cisco small mom and pop restaurants long thoughts. Yeah they'll source of a lot of diners especially that have really big menus aren't so using very true. Isn't blue cheese dressing just ranch plus blue cheese okay. This comes to a very good point ranches. The mother sauce dressing is the variation on the mother. It's like you have holidays. Then you add shallots in tarragon and you get burn as you have ranch dressing. And the ad blue cheese crumbles in blue cheese dressing. Which is why. I think ranches superior s coffee rolling in his grave right now. The disrespect that you are giving towards his muscle. Tear down your french cooking idols. All right because the hidden valley corporation made so much more money so many more people in this coffee. You don't know that where your second. Though that i got a rifle actually hidden valley is worth a ton of money. They got top chef money. They sponsor entire seasons of top chef last chance kitchen which is also one of the most brilliant digital marketing devices last chance kitchen so top chef hidden valley would occasionally sponsor like a quickfire challenge on top chef. Literally be like yeah. Oh there's and they can get all wacky with it. Like reynolds wrap sponsored one one year and literally had to only cook using reynolds wrap as like equipment so people were like fashioning saute pans that have just reynolds wrap. Oh that's so fits on the up and they go on the show on top chef. Can i go yeah. I don't think i would win. But i would. Just a lot of people are like top chef. And i was like literally like the one of the first challenges. There is called a pre where it's like you have to perfectly breakdown or trust chickens. Yes technical stuff. That i have no idea i feel like i could go on. Chopped cut their kitchen. All the garbage food network shows. Top chef is an entirely different level. That i could not happen. Yeah yeah yeah.
Plaid plans European hiring spree despite Visa deal falling apart
"Clad and visa have ended plans for their monster merger almost a year after it was announced visa has cooled off. Its deal to buy fintech plaid for five point. Three billion dollars off to the us department of justice sued to block the transaction on antitrust grounds. We're confident we would have prevailed in cooled as plaid's capabilities. A complimentary to these is not competitive. Said al kelly chief executive when the deal was announced in january. Twenty twenty mr. Kelly said it would put the combined company at the epicenter of the fintech world but the doj moved to block the deal in early november arguing. That visa had chosen to a quiet plod because it was developing payments platform that would challenge visa dominance in the sector. Zach perry plaid. Ceo says it has only just begun will also stating it grew. Customers by sixty percent added hundreds of banks to the platform recently So ouattara thoughts on this. I suppose i double on the doj's decision. They made the right decision And then on top of what you think is next applied and indeed for visa you know visas strategists the scott. What's it gonna do instead Who wants to confessed on this one. I have no obvious. Talk on the story bradley. I'll go straight to you oklahoma. Dj positioning oversee. This was a memo. I think the visa describing is future competitor. But it's kind of like if you look at shell or chevron will be one of the big oil and gas guys if they go and invest heavily all by one of the renewable energy providers without be something the doj against odin think. so so. i don't view necessarily a competition. It definitely is an aggressive move would have been by visa. I'm but it's not. Apples to apples. Is competing new way of paying the more. Traditional banking rails. I'm it wasn't than buying competing conference. That i think would have been than trying to own their own. Their own immedi system. So i'm sure agree. With the ruling on deeply never went cold so almazo writes Will arenas once it's interesting time. Isn't it broadly. The famous volcano picture was the Was was the that was mentioned and this idea that plot was gonna move in that direction. The doj's argument was always that will fees is nearly sixty sixty five percent market share in the us. It's clearly dominant position if they're acquiring something that could compete with the very called rails itself then. A potential competitive type was being taken off the table and visa would continue to own a even if the rails would move from called to something that was more account based are the question to your point as to whether or not that was ever going to happen but certainly in a lot of the country. I've seen online In the past a couple of days and days since cisco announced on twitter a lot of the vc community is sort of saying it looks like plot themselves may have been motivated to terminate this because five billion dollars for a for an api data company. Seems like a really big price when visa. I pays it. But it's a testament to why we are infantile. That plot could probably got a better deal. I'm and actually the growth in neo biking and challenging ranking during the pandemic has been so astonishing that why wouldn't plod to go somewhere else and could they built mobile themselves than they cut on the on. The visa's umbrella suddenly seems like fintech. Twitter is very very bullish homeless firm plots perspective. I'm but then also people who all big funds of visa think. This is a good move for them as well because it kind of moves them away from being They were always very friendly with the banks kind of the position with the big banks. They have a great relationship. Plods account dates are access is not very well liked by a lot of the major. Us banks indeed. Many of them have been trying to block access to screen scraping together on direct deals in place and that might be one of the biggest threats in plots business model so visas business just gets a lot clearer. All of a sudden plot may be able to go onum become that competitor or something else so a good result all around personally
How Netskope is Refining Edge Security
"Today we have sanjay beri. He is the ceo and co founder of netscape sanjay. Welcome to the show. Thank you great to be here all right so we always give all of our guests an opportunity to tell us exactly what their company does. Your the ceo and founder of netscape. What do you guys do absolutely so. Our focus is making sure that organizations enterprises across the world can leverage the new way people work remote for example and do it securely star focuses protecting enterprises from threats theft of data while enabling them to work the way they want to liberty in cloud leveraging the internet working remote in so on and so our category as making would call. It is something called secure access services edge. It's a redefinition of the market of data security to a new cloud security edge. All right so. Explain that to me without using the your industry buzzwords. Because i think this because i'll i'll let me frames up my perspective on this. I've worked at different companies. Or let's say remote i so or maybe they're even cloud native i so we didn't really depend too much on too much. Enterprise security everyone just kind of logged into public cloud. If they were developers they would have me. Vpn are asa access. So that would get them to their development instances so there's a lot of audience that doesn't quite understand exactly why enterprises needs connectivity. Security solutions like netscape kind of framing for me like what's happening in the marketplace. What's happening with your customers. And why products and services like yours are needed to begin with totally totally so just if you step back. The single biggest market insecurity people spend close to thirty billion dollars a year on. Is this market call data network security and what is that. It's the stuff that you heard of like wham. Gateways firewalls data. Loss systems proxies. They're all boxes Somewhere near network so biggest. market insecurity. the problem. There's problems with that market. The world has moved on meaning one sixty seven percent of people work remote and people don't want to go back and bp another corporate network anymore they want to go straight to the internet straight to cloud and so one. The location of those boxes wrong It's forcing inefficiencies performance problems too much expense and so people are saying. Wait a minute. I don't want these boxes. Mike perimeter. I want this edge in the cloud. Where no matter where i am. I have great fast access to my resources in. I have this security on ramp right that is everywhere in the world and you know with us. Fifty milliseconds away from anybody in the world doesn't matter what country would city and is this virtual clouded so one the change in the way that people are working remote partners accessing things assessing the change in location if your security in this market to the language has changed and so important point every ten years maybe fifteen. The language of the internet changes so reality is remember way back when paolo to networks came out and and they said hey we're going to beat cisco juniper and all these folks and it's because the language internet has changed it's all about application identification. The reality is that that has happened again. Ten years later and now the world and the language and internet is. Api's it's j. It's you that's how applications are built. The internet is built and so as a result all those systems that you spend thirty billion on that. Sit in the wrong location. They don't understand the language. And so i'll give you this great example. Send with his so and she said to me. Hey sanjay Okay is about four years ago. she goes I got these systems. I got these proxies. I got this firewall. In what more do i need. And i said what are they telling you. And she goes water all their bill. You know five or cave data amazon. And i go to her will. What are you gonna do with that. I mean i don't know a quarter of the internet goes goes to actually. I don't know what to do that. And i go well. It speaks the wrong language stickers in sticks his in and i our system tells her actually that guys on slack gonna public channel sending credit card by the way it is fighting. Mccabe data amazon. They're both right and i go. What do you want which one she goes. I want the second one data this point. The language internet changed and so this concept of mexico is put your security where you want in the virtual edge no matter where people work there and speak the language that the internet speaks so you can set in protect your data in a much better way to. That's a short summary for you.
NFL game predictions: Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts
"I game one. Oh five saturday. Currently it's six and a half. The colts visiting the bills. It opened as a seven point game. Sixty percent of the bats. Sixty percent of the money is on the bills. Michael will start with you where you going on this one but my number say i should go with the coast but i like the bills all week. I'm gonna go against and based on what you just gave me. You steered me off the ledge. I'm gonna go with buffalo. I think buffalo's the second best red zone team on third down in football this year. They're scoring at a rapid rate. I think brian daboll were really have a good handle on. The eib reflects defense. And when i look at philip rivers the last two games in january that he's played the baltimore game that they want was fifty two degrees but when he plays below forty one degrees. He's played three games. He's lost all three. I'm gonna go buffalo and since you me that the team wins their cover. So that i'm gonna pick tick. Buffalo galvin lead dude. Colts have ability to play down and up to teams. Let's go philip. Rivers five and two against the spread road. Playoff games rivers four. No wild card weekend and bills have the worst run defense of any team in the playoffs this year. Jonathan taylor to the todd town called cisco to keep it closer. We can't let it get away from of a ballgame all take the points. Bharti's going bills guppies with colts pat. I'm going with colts. Just because i don't want to have to wear Area who wanna
"cisco" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"With Cisco shoal just so happens this is the last short this but I'd so we're gonna try and make it really good my lease in here with me just going to help the hosts a shoal I appreciate that so much my only happy to be here what a run all manner yeah over thirty years hard to believe and I I want to say a couple of things first I want to say hi to everybody who is listening to the R. G. and Ursula shoal yesterday because I when I walked in the chiral we are going to miss you so much Cisco we just love you little emotional we had yesterday we were very excited to give him a sendoff we had as we had some cupcakes Dr yeah but he stood up and clapped order black tennis to stop blew my mind so it was so hard not to hug Cisco we were all saying with social distancing we most of all people came out to me before and instead I just can't believe that I can give them a big hug it's hard it's hard it was wonderful and the all of the comments that they played and G. and Ursula show blew my mind Jeff Probst was on there yeah and Megan called no I was so nice to hear for Mersal why it was wonderful so I want to say a couple things here right away before I take any phone calls M. one is that I want you to know I'm not retiring in any way shape or form so if you go to my talks page right now there are over twenty talks well my I don't know whether they'll cancel night because there's no way in no one right now yeah I'm already twenty canceled and there's twenty more in mind soul I just got my fingers crossed that I'll get to see everybody at those talks and it'll be sold one to a book signing sept what was some soul wanna let you know about that right now I'm doing segments a new date how well I've still doing my usual I north a new day northwest I couldn't find the one that I did last because it was it was a disaster your daughter does your it was very was filled with it I was awarded a die you couldn't you couldn't see any to plant some minor you would we watched it berry was guided tried to whisper what Margaret was saying it was really funny but I think we've got it down we're going to do a lot better sort I can't wait to watch I want you to know that I'll be I'm evening I'm the king five news you know they just called me up but he will you do something I will send over a photographer will do that and zoom we were keeping our social distance referral mom I definitely am going to be doing that using dean I'm king five soul out there will be one nine next week and from what I've heard we're going to keep making them for a while so that's really exciting I love that it almost that's really fine and Bob there are a bunch of videos out there right now that I've done there's one for Sasquatch and I think Mary are there under some more I did one with the spokesman review over in Spokane one was Sasquatch one with the king county library system because I got picked as a literary Y. in and then they couldn't have the big events so I did something for that there's there's another one out there too but if you look at Cisco dot com you'll see all those things I'm doing let me just see if I'm forgetting anything while I'm right here there we go yeah I saw it yeah right so anyway I know does to arrive near and lots more things going to be coming up and we're going to list it all on my website M. Mary right now she is repealed and a website not supposed to be telling us get it didn't trouble now but it's going to be really cool so why keep an eye on it it's going to tell you everything I'm doing what I'm doing and everything else and you never know I may pop up on radio again you never know about privacy and recently showdown ends jag and come back to generously because everyone just loved you so much yesterday at the whole you know some people who are I eat different audiences loved G. was freaking out he was Ursula W. as tax under the I think I am glad to meet you yeah I'd never got there but you don't so that's going to be really fly I mean you you too I got along great you but have such great energy well great well let's take some callers Hey thanks buddy I I promise I think now I can go out without parole about my buddy Greg as quality and and she has been a guest on their show many times Greg Butler really I need need guy and I told him he had to be the first caller because I knew if I talked to him I won't be crying anymore so because this guy is the funniest guy I've ever met in my life Hey Greg how you doing buddy either you big baby what a manly man you were but you look at your phone apart that's because I drink Chardonnay now now great so what am I gonna do with my Saturdays from now on Chardonnay was I'll be at your house at two PM all beyond that you're on the sidewalks regarding classes yeah I'll I'll tell you why die so just for people I don't know what is says Greg Butler he he writes a blog for Swanson's verse three and I was just there two days ago to and bought a slew of way out so I've got my whole drive ways for stuff I got M. plant because I've been terrible in my garden your staff hi are you tried to buy someone else's plan support I can't believe I did that that's okay that means I am I actually brought someone else's car you may start it right no Bob for that and then they come out with a car and this poor woman is like what happened to my she probably thought it was a huge compliment that Cisco Morris was so impressed with her election she the fact that was quite a good selection so right this year my plant that but angry but also as the record for giving the same talk the most times ever in any venue and and how many times did you give the humming bird talk at Swanson's bursary last year I think it was five or six I don't know that they're.
"cisco" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"How the heck did we get up here with the SNP five hundred hitting all time highs? Dow hitting its high for the year. If you're gaining two hundred forty nine point say, it'd be point nine five percent. Nasdaq woes point eight percent, and more importantly, does this balk at have what it takes to keep powering higher car. This of what happens with the president with trade with the Federal Reserve just hit the fundamentals of individual companies, which is what we do best in Kramer. I think it's worth wondering what might happen if we stay on even cue we need to know if the market's gotten too expensive. If it's got more room to run all, especially with oil, having a monster runoff just today because of tension with the rim. So let's zoom in on the top ten performances. And the Dow Jones industrial average twenty nineteen see we've got this, this will help us put it in context. So we understand how we got up here, and whether it is dangerous, whether it safe, they sense number one is Microsoft. It's eight trillion dollar household. Dave with the stock up nearly thirty five percent year today at these levels now this stock trades at twenty six times next year's earnings estimates, sadly, that's lofty. It's a pretty rich valuation, which is unfortunate because we own Microsoft by travel trust. And always have to be concerned that it's moved up too much on the other hand. The Cup is a habit of blowing away. These estimates wouldn't be my first choice of these top ten to go higher here. I think it's quality coming it just I think that the stock may have gotten. A little head of itself. No sin. That does happen. Number two. Cisco a thirty two percent. Now this brand new Cisco people. The company has changed radically under the leadership of Chuck Roberts. The new Cisco is not just a networking company. It's also a play on the internet of things and cybersecurity, the largest cyber security company in the world. Just within the housing Cisco, and it is doing best of all, even with everything it has going to stock. It sells it seventeen times says it's at a discount to the average stock in the SNP. And you know what I think it is, I think is a St.. Third place tougher for me because I love it, but it's rich is visa letter vais. Now it's up thirty two percent this year. It's not cheap trades. Twenty eight times earnings. Honestly, I prefer American Express, even though it from credit risk were MasterCard, which is slightly more expensive, but has official growth rate. And that's what we own that one for travel trust. But that's it visa and erotic trader prone to vicious tips, I think would absolutely be worth buying into one of those tips. Keep an eye on letter v it trades wildly. And when it trades damn believe me, this going to be nothing wrong with visa is that real run..
"cisco" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Decreased by twenty percent of the world's unicorns which future job creators, etc. Are start up and being is a naming in terms of it in it's primarily in six geographies where ninety percent of the US venture capital goes into. So how do we change that as a country is very doable. Now to your second question, always loved taking on big companies and with my startups when I select which wants to do and I get the pick of the litter, you could argue, I deserve that or not, but the venture capitalist uses eight years a portfolio, John, you knew how to skill companies. You gotta help them operations. You know how to develop CEO's. Give you very favorable terms. So I do get the pick, but my goal is for each one of them to be number one in their segment of the industry, they go after and I've never worried about taking on the giants union at Cisco. We took on companies like Intel like IBM and the initial days we took on the Nortel's loosens the Alcatel's and what happens is companies get bigger, they get slower. They often get crossway with government. They forget that you must give back is will take in terms of profitability, etc. So I actually think companies are more challenged now in terms of his tech for gooders tech for bad in this country. Never before and segment of it might be that it stifles segments of startups. I've actually found the reverse. Most of the innovation is coming out of startups today when you have a spark cognition partnering with a Boeing Boeing's very innovative company, but they're doing a fifty fifty joint venture on the next generation unmanned aircraft and how you do the systems to maintain this a company with two hundred people. Down in Texas, or there's another company in New York, basically artificial intelligence and all of a sudden, the biggest companies in the US are working with that company on how they transform their business. They went from a million four run rate last year to over seventy million this year. So I would actually argue that startups will be where most innovation happens and that as long as there's a level playing field they can do well. Now, to your point, maybe venture capital was shy away from an investing in area that might be to direct with an Amazon or to direct with Facebook, etc. But about the time that large players think they're invulnerable, they are very vulnerable. All right on that. No, we're going to come back in a minute. We're talking with John Chambers. He's the former CEO and chairman assists go. And now he's has a new book out called connecting the dots leadership lessons in a startup world. Support for this podcast and the following message comes from smart water, not satisfied being like other brands. Smart water looked up at the clouds and said, I wonder if we can one up mother nature for a pure crisper water and guess what they did. This is the kind of water that regular water gets jealous of. It's the water that refreshes like no other brand, try it. Smart water vapor distilled for purity, electrolytes for taste. We're here with John chamber. He's the former CEO and chairman of Cisco where it was forever right? John forever. Why would we did this together? He's the author of connecting the dots leadership lessons at a start where we're talking about where startups are now. So talk about the things and then I want to get to your leadership lessons. Sure. What can the government do right now assess this government right now or the past two administrations will. This one doesn't have almost any interest in that from what I can tell will this very provocative question and answer very square. I know you're curious what kind of Republican. Okay. Let me go in reverse order. I support as many Democrats do Republican. Okay. One of the few Republicans in Silicon Valley at the time you brought, we're talking about John McCain, and again, I'm so John McCain was one of my friends in life. You much. Much on this seem so much and you're kind of John McCain Republican, you're saying, but also understanding. I think the definition Republicans and Democrats as re blurred. I'm after a country where you just do the right thing for the country that you do the right thing for all citizens, inclusive of all citizens for all states successor..
"cisco" Discussed on Equity
"Bromley we all the two factor authentication in the first part of it was unity on Nessim as send us MS message. You get a text and you type it in. That's your two factor indications safe and secure, but people are figured out how to hack it. You can have the you can, you know to pick it the same. You can transfer the your text messages to somewhere else. The heck that was announced vetted just this week was done. Exactly like that. The two factor authentication are using some as was hacked. What do does it solve that? Like even app, you gotta push notification, you've gone heck it is. So it's, it's, it's interesting technology. It's very, very, very useful for Cisco. You know, as as Alex was just saying the the, the, the aren't that companies are trying to get any business to Cisco has stated completely. That's where they want to be. They want to software company more and more. They want to record revenue more and more. That's the reason they are quite dynamics for seven billion dollars last year as well. That more Reverend revenue that's the, you know, that's why they're quite do as well. And I do things the right move for them. They have plenty of cash, they're, they're, they're looking at this high growth markets, large markets, interesting technologies that are come out and they're giving them capital to grow. They are, you know, they're acquiring them to get the record Devon, which make sense. So I mean, but how do we get from which is to like, how pay is like outside AmEx and do essentially they're trying to basically the connective tissue of work right yet. So so. But, but still that's there's a little bit of a jump from a switch to to to push notifications, but how how do we get there? Well, it's this is the party uniting the smart move that the is hard for Cisco to completely Jane d. n. n. start building, you know, a suffer. Like I've done, it makes us feel like do a security. So what you do is you you, you acquire some of the static companies there you've been around them. What's us go under that dynamic Yaqub dynamics and new build a lot of ideas. You know things around it and low. You acquire like someone like do security, and you know you, you build more things around. Cisco has a pretty strong security business that in which has been growing up at pretty heavily, so do return to their investors. So if it sold for two point, three, five billion in cash and some other whatnot. It was valued. I believe last at one point one, five billion about a two x valuation, but it only raised around one hundred and twenty million dollars. So a pretty good revenue multiple on investor capital. I think it's pretty pretty solid. And I think we've seen a couple of kind of go out of flat or negative valuations to prior private Mark. So this is a pretty solid results. I think CISCO's kind of becoming this quiet rainmaker for an entire like group of inter capitalists, but their last Brown was seventy mil in October of seventeen. So like what does that you know? Eight nine ten months ago. So they probably were snapped up competitively. You don't run out of seventy million that quickly. They weren't desperate for an exit. Yeah. So Cisco again, kind of Reno. We could call this like a halo effect from the SNP or the big five or whenever right. But Cisco also in the past year, their stock is up like thirty four thirty five percent or something like that. So it's definitely not. You know, it's not doing too badly. It's not like Facebook status where it where it's down, however, many percentage or something like that in the past or Twitter or anything else because comparing them to consumer starts because they didn't do well. But but I mean, thirty five percent is like substantial for a company that again, like you're talking about is making a not hard pivot, but a soft pivot into services, and these are extremely hot beverage to do from making switches and selling hardware and selling for one time to selling more subscription and records business becoming a software company..
"cisco" Discussed on TechStuff
"Cisco tried to target consumers around this time was in the consumer video camera market in two thousand nine, Cisco acquired pure digital technologies. That's the company that was behind the flip video cameras. Do you remember those kind of cool actually, kind of thought they were neat. Cisco might have timed that kind of poorly because two thousand nine was right around the time that the hand held camcorder market was getting pushed aside by smartphones, more of which were including cameras, capable of taking video, Cisco stuck with this plan until April twenty eleven, and then discontinued the flip video cameras because the company was looking Cisco that is was looking to extricate itself from the home consumer market entirely. The space was too crowded with too many competitors, and many of those competitors had been at the game for way longer than Cisco. In fact, even longer than Cisco had existed as a company. So things were pretty rough for Cisco. There. By two thousand eleven other companies were also starting to really seriously compete against Cisco in the network infrastructure business. That's the bread and butter of Cisco, at least up to that time. Cisco was still the dominant player, though is no longer commanding nearly all the market, the way it had been as a result, the company's earnings were lower than what they had projected previously. And so Cisco had to look for ways to cut costs. And if you've worked for a big company, you probably intimidate what happened next because one way companies cut costs after a rough financial year is by laying off employee's John Chambers essentially said, I've done goofed up. The really was more professional than I make it sound, and it wasn't like it was an obvious mistake on the face of it. The problem as chambers admitted was that Cisco had tried to compete in too many markets. Many of which had entrenched players like the home consumer market, for example. So the company was fighting a war that had too many fronts. And so changes said it was time to simplify CISCO's approach to narrow its focus. And unfortunately that also meant cut some jobs in the process because those jobs would no longer be necessary for the company's mission. Chambers wanted to cut expenses by about six percent, but six percent meant one billion dollars. Some analysts estimated that could mean the company might eliminate as many as ten thousand jobs which would be about fourteen percent of its workforce. Others said it was probably going to be closer to four thousand. Now according to Cisco zone time line, it looks like the real number was somewhere in between four thousand and ten thousand. At the end of fiscal year twenty eleven the company had seventy one thousand eight hundred twenty five employees..
"cisco" Discussed on TechStuff
"Providing and customizing technology for China's golden shield system. We have also called the golden shield system. The great firewall of China, the Chinese government restricts access. Yes to the internet. So a lot of sites are strictly forbidden. And the great firewall allows the Chinese government to essentially dictate which parts of the internet are are are accessible within China and which ones should not be accessible within China to very authoritarian approach to internet access. Now, the allegations state that Cisco provided technology that allowed the Chinese government to identify and pursue individuals that the government had identified as being undesirable people that the government had said, are dangerous that included practitioners of the Falun Gong religion. So according to the allegations, these people were reportedly hunted down, captured tortured, and at least one instance killed. The lawsuits accused Cisco of knowingly providing technology that would be used in those endeavors saying, there's no way the company would not have known. That the tech they were designing for the Chinese government was specifically for the purpose of the government identifying singling out and pursuing specific individuals within China. The initial lawsuit was dismissed. When a judge stated, the plaintiffs had failed to provide evidence that Cisco would have known. The technology would be put to such use. The plaintiffs appealed with oral arguments happening in April twenty seventeen, but then the submission of the case was vacated pending the judgment on a different case that the supreme court was hearing. It was called jazz nerve versus Arab Bank at issue was whether or not foreign corporations could or could not be defendants in suits brought under the tort statute. The supreme court found that they could not in a five to four decision. And as far as I can tell, the matter is at arrest there that that in US courts will not hear the case. That's my understanding. It may turn out to be different. I am not a legal expert. One of the ways that..
"cisco" Discussed on TechStuff
"Two thousand six saw a big year of growth for Cisco company was really able to get out of that rut. It was in it was also getting into the business of Tele presence. It's, you know the whole video calling business, which in two thousand six was still a pretty young science and technology. It wasn't that it was really novel. Now, a lot of people had had made use of it yet. These days you can have it on your smartphone. It was still a dominant player in switches routers at that time, and it had grown to nearly fifty two thousand employees. So it looked like it was well on the way to full recovery and it continued to make strategic acquisitions. It also officially dropped systems from its name and simply became known as Cisco. They also launched a campaign called the human network. This was an advertising campaign pain to kind of position the company as one that had a place in the average household. Old and this was a relatively short lived attempt for Cisco to make a bigger move into the consumer electronics market space. Ultimately, the company would change gears and again, focus on enterprise customers. They would ultimately decide that it was a mistake get into consumer electronics. Now, one very disturbing story involving Cisco around this time that I started to emerge in the the around two thousand eight or so, and has continued to be a brought up in discussions since then was the company's involvement in supplying technology to China. Now, according to allegations, brought against Cisco by various human rights, organisations Cisco was instrumental in.
"cisco" Discussed on TechStuff
"In nineteen Ninety-seven fortune magazine would list Cisco among the fortune five hundred companies listed number three hundred thirty two. But in just a couple of years, Cisco would become the most valuable company in the world tech company that is for short while anyway in nineteen ninety eight Cisco. I started offering cable modems for end users. This is one of the few products the company made for home. Consumers as opposed to enterprises. So they entered the consumer market in a limited way and experimented with this for a little more than a decade. And Cisco would later purchase companies like lynxes in two thousand three to increase this offering links this makes routers home, routers, that kind of thing, and head existed before Cisco came along. Then Cisco lumps links us and under its wing. However, Cisco would not hold on to all these consumer facing companies like lynxes, which Cisco sold to Belkin in two thousand thirteen one decade later. In fact, that time Cisco pretty much divested itself of all home market products in general, interesting side note by the way links this like Cisco was founded by a married couple. This would be janey and Victor Sal who founded lynxes, which originally had the name d. e. w. international and yes, the original site for that company was in fact. A garage in California because the arc type exists for reason nineteen ninety nine marked CISCO's fifteenth anniversary..
"cisco" Discussed on TechStuff
"John Chambers had earned a masters of business administration from Indiana University. He had worked for IBM and their sales department in the late seventies and early nineteen eighty s and then went onto work for weighing laboratories makers of the Wang computer or Wong. If you want to use the correct pronunciation. I would say this was in the late eighties. This was a computer company that one time was extremely successful. A lot of people haven't really heard about Wong or Wang computers these days because they were again, sort of a business to business company. But by the time chambers left the company in nineteen ninety Wong was already on a downward spiral, and it would eventually declare bankruptcy, it would emerge from bankruptcy. It would then get acquired, and ultimately it would end up dissolving after a couple more acquisitions, maybe someday I'll do a full episode to talk about the history of that company anyway, by that time, John Chambers. Was already part of Cisco. He had joined that team officially in nineteen ninety one, and he would serve as the Cisco CEO for two decades. He would stay on a CEO until July twenty. Seventh, two thousand fifteen, and a lot happened in those two decades. So chamber serves as the news CEO of Cisco and it's business as usual meeting. The company is continuing to grow in the choir other companies. This was a time when people began to get incredibly excited about the potential of the internet. The mid to late nineties startups were beginning to bloom in the mid nineties, but that would really build to a fever pitch by the end of the nineties. It got crazy. The information superhighway was being hailed as the next frontier. It was where people were going to make their fortune. It was a land grab of massive scale. It was where we were all going to live, and we were going to have experiences in virtual environments that would let us work and shop. And play and experience life in a way we just could not imagine before the internet or at least that's how it was all sold to us. No one was really sure how it was actually going to shake out, but they were all sure that it would lead to this amazing virtual future and Cisco, a company that continued to supply the technology that made internet connect communication possible was profiting from this excitement and a very real way more companies were building out in that works at MIT, they needed the equipment that Cisco produced in order to do that. They were going to Cisco primarily because it was the biggest name out there. It was the dominant manufacturer of various network components like routers and switches. So if you need to build out your network, chances are you're going with Cisco hardware, they needed to establish safe networks,.
"cisco" Discussed on TechStuff
"Systems purchased from that time up to present day, it would probably take about twenty minutes to do most of the were companies that focused on technologies relating to network. So within CISCO's wheelhouse, they were largely companies that made routers or switches, or modems or firewalls. Others, however, were in related fields like computer security. There was even a couple of companies that were related to internet television back when everyone was convinced that was right around the corner when reality it would take a decade or two after that acquisition for any sort of internet TV to kind of take off. And even then it was an totally different implementation than what. People had imagined back in the nineties. Cisco would also acquire companies in the mobile space. Also in surveillance in voice over internet protocol in digital cable and more even in consumer electronics. More recently, the company has invested heavily in cloud computing infrastructure. So in all, Cisco has spent around seventy billion dollars in acquisitions and most of the products Cisco offers comes out of those acquisitions. So you could say a lot of CISCO's growth came from buying out other companies and adding to their own offerings that way John mortgage and his successor. John Chambers, both used acquisitions as a means for growth according to a two thousand to business week article acquisitions accounted for about fifty percent of all CISCO's businesses. CISCO's moves also meant that it maintained a dominant position in business to business enterprise and it focused on network technology. It was the dominant. Player in that space. If you plan to build out a computer network, chances are you're relying at least in part on technology from Cisco, this included internet service providers..
"cisco" Discussed on TechStuff
"More companies like Cisco have had numerous stuff. Splits and I'll talk more about the result of that. At the end of this episode. I just wanted to mention that it was impressive that a company would hold a split only a year after getting listed on the stock exchange. When Cisco systems I went public, it had the market capitalization of two hundred twenty four million dollars. So in other words, he took all the shares of Cisco that existed. You multiplied it by the price per share. You get two hundred twenty four million dollars. That's how much the market cap is for Cisco when it launches in nineteen Ninety-one. Just a year later, that market cap was already one billion dollars in ninety. Two Cisco was awarded its first patent which was originally filed back in nineteen Eighty-eight because patent applications can take a while the patent office takes awhile to review a patent and then issue a patent. It was US patent number five million eight thousand thirty two. That patent was for a technology called the interior gateway. Routing protocol or Iggy are p. that was a set of rules that routers would follow for efficient communications within a computer network. Peaking ahead for a moment in the summer of two thousand thirteen Cisco would celebrate getting. It's ten thousand US patent, but to be clear, Cisco also grew quite a bit through acquisitions, primarily, Cisco grew by acquiring other companies. So I imagine many of those patents were part of acquisitions and not just that that were filed by Cisco are in d. Cisco also opened offices in Canada and Japan in nineteen Ninety-two and hit revenues of three hundred eighty one million dollars and grew to eight hundred seventy five employees. Now,.
"cisco" Discussed on TechStuff
"So again, going back to that office building analogy, think of each office floor, not as having people who speak different languages on every floor, but different computer networks that are working on a different proprietary protocol in each floor. That means that computer systems on a single floor can communicate with each. Other easily because they're following the same set of rules, but computer systems on different floors can't communicate easily there each following a different set of rules. So you have this disconnect. This is where the concept of multi protocol infrastructure comes in in the case of Cisco, it was a multi protocol router. Now, a router is a device that sits between networks. It's kind of a connecting point. Sometimes we call them gateways, although for a while, there was a differentiation between router and gateway today they are largely one in the same, but these are connecting points between one network and another network. It could be two local area networks, so you could have a router between those two. It could be a a router between a local area network and a wide area network, including a local area network and the internet. So your typical home router sits between a residential networks such as one that covers one household. Old. Let's say that it's your personal router and it sits between that and the internet at large routers, direct traffic on the internet. So in data flies across the internet does so impacts. I've talked about data packets, many, many times. I won't go into it here, but packets can hop from one router to another until they arrive at their intended destination and different packets from the same file. Can travel very different pathways to get to that destination. Multi protocol routers as the name suggests are able to communicate through more than one set of rules. So they're kind of like interpreters, right? They can kind of interpret in one language and translated into another language so they can accept data falling one set of protocols and send it in a different set acceptable to the recipient and vice versa..
"cisco" Discussed on Rose Buddies
"Yeah it's pretty good i like a lie i use you know me i used to roll some big clunker sandals that you would hear me clump and now i wore sandals almost every day well when it was warm in college i would not dress college sort of formal i would roll roll up in my flip flops any day where i possibly could shorts and flip flops and my my adviser would always hear me coming down the hallway and like yell at me from down the hallway 'cause he could hear like the you know the flipping and the flopping nobody flips or flops louder than griffin yeah like let the people know i was going to ask you if you've ever known anybody to call them something different flops for example on a thong thong sand i have heard that yeah but then i guess in like early thousands cisco the rapper invented a new kind of underwear and this one is you know how your buckets covered up most of the time by underwear yes he said noted that oh yeah sounds scandalous i guess sandton i guess castles down in here you like these i have to run them by you now i don't have a lot of saint castle experience i'm you used to go to myrtle beach and you know with the with the family we would make our we'll stand castles we make the moats i i always got my brother's got very excited about making sand castles always got way more into irrigation which i think says a lot about me but if there was a faucet on the beach i would you know make old canal that would run down see if i could get the water all the way down to the ocean or at the very least philip the mode with freshwater not sea water so could be sort of more comfortable swimming experience for the sand king and san queen.
"cisco" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Thus judaism that's crazy this is antisemitism at its finest right here you can't make anything you parasite get behind me satan now we should pray for ben shapiro the fine christ have you you're in my bedroom shapiro is not in your business now boy i'm not just drive up to cisco this weekend do drive up to cisco do it drive up to six you know why the cisco cisco kid was a friend of mine the cisco kid he was a friend of mine sitting around in drinking whiskey wine something you forgot what we did with the cisco jeremiah with this much i do know he was a friend of mine okay so i want him to drive up to shishko well that's not a short drive from texas to california either so maybe he'll be off here for a while i make that drive to and fro i don't know how far is it from austin or wherever he lives to cisco i go texas oh i thought he was driving up to know he's driving up to cisco ticks texas where the cisco kid was a friend of mine he drank whiskey pancho drank the wine he was ski pancho drank the wine we met down on the ford of the rio grande oh no eight to salted peanuts out of a can yeah we ate the salted peanuts right out of the can i don't know this why i have to say everything twice deals with the cisco kid army officers led me conversation with with with the with the billionaires that are financing you.
"cisco" Discussed on RobinLynne
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"cisco" Discussed on Risky Business
"Yeah the one that's been getting coverage this week is this bug in the cisco like switched self configuration configuration thing for we need to play a new switch cold the cisco smart and stole parents by default which i didn't realize in cisco catalyst switches and lets you kind of convict them you can take be new conflicts through the upgrade their firm in that kind of thing anyway apparently yeah people realize this hamilton's sheridan using shortens dada about scanning for it and owning up all sorts of cisco i o s i always route routers switches on the internet for all sorts of various reasons it turns out yes this go for the pot of saint basically this is not a bog this is kind of which maybe you should note packet filter at the edge of the network so you don't maybe you shouldn't maybe you shouldn't ship on by the fault that's another way to look at it he won't exactly yes yes a couple hundred thousand people apparently were running this internet pricing coding to show dan and a bunch of them had a really bad diet seems yeah yeah i mean just advise all of cisco's clients to just log into your device using the username cisco and password cisco and you'll be able to fix it that way why are if you forgotten the passwords they've helpfully set up some easy to use credentials for you but yeah some of the some of the datsun is various tokyo's getting owned by this stuff that i've had like ascii american flags dropped on them in on russian boxes in iranian boxes saying you know don't mess with our elections and stuff like that real sort of scillies giddy stuff that's been written up in motherboard apparently some group that was doing that owned a whole bunch of them and as you said defining ones and russia and iran and places like that and we're apparently patching at least turning off this feature on american ones so good old fashioned american vigilante moral storming cisco's of the internet.
"cisco" Discussed on The Chief Customer Officer Human Duct Tape Show
"So that's that's how i ended up pitching in getting the job that i have today which is really helping cisco with our own customer experience great so you're you're the learning lab at this pf has cisco is a huge organization and this is a great point because a lot of times people will try to boil the ocean and do weighed too much too fast so i'm really intrigued as i'm sure everybody else will be is how did you now you've got the role how did you assess the work to be done and then more importantly break it into those learning lab pieces so that you could it or a test you know and and make progress verses trying to churn through all the butter of cisco which is huge and now at is something sometimes the hardest thing rain to come up with those simple things that are going to make to big impact it is so how did you what did you do in your first sixty days for example everybody's always interested that i really took a look first at what you know what a new obviously i'm not new to cisco or a light on after jumping in you know but i knew that cisco didn't have great cxh stories because i didn't often braying anybody from cisco in to talk to the customers about our ethics so i had a sense aware at but i hadn't really do a deep dive of what we're the skills the assets the capabilities that and hide in the team and that we can bring to bear and then i also took a look at who were the people outside the team kinda got it good ellen instead of holding core who is going to be my go to folks to do this work yet because you've got to find the early adopters again especially in such a company so will you looking at people who were leading parts of the business where you could find proof point what was your strategy there.