Cisco Gets Down

6:15 PM -- What happens when the company that powers the Internet can't power its own Website?

If you tried to connect to Cisco.com today, you may have found out.

According to the official Cisco Blog, Cisco.com "experienced some issues that impacted access to certain applications on the site" earlier this morning.

Which makes me wonder -- if Cisco can't keep its own servers up, how can I trust it to empower that vision of the "Connected Life" in which my fridge, TV, and coffeemaker all know where I am, when I'm hungry, and when I need to be entertained?

— Ryan Lawler, Reporter, Light Reading

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 2:58:13 PM
re: Cisco Gets Down And this is why the coffee maker must never be connected to the Internet, or to any kind of computer. It's too mission-critical of an application!!

Joking aside, something occurs to me about the fully networked home. My TV, stereo, etc. don't have a single point of failure right now. Why create one?
NorthernRights 12/5/2012 | 2:58:00 PM
re: Cisco Gets Down Maybe that's why Chambers is substantially increasing the IT budget....that's what happens when you hire a CIO without broad experience being a CIO in many different companies...HP's CIO came from Dell and Walmart.
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