Believe it or not, at EMC in 2011 core networking skills were limited amongst the broader field teams. Certainly storage networking skills were common place, but with cloud more than looming we needed to impart to our global teams the importance of staying sharp, totally refreshing, or even starting from scratch on the basics of both LAN & WAN. Transformation is not easy, but we knew where we wanted to go, and one of the things we needed to do was collectively make the case. We needed to communicate to our teams why it was important to represent customer solutions in the context of the broader network and customer's specific applications.
That meant collectively being more knowledgeable: from TCP/IP to complex multi-site network architectures. One of the ways we communicated this was through a series of videos and presentations. Here are a few brief segments... each focused on either a different role or specific topic within the company.
so... what is Converged Networking?
And... why will it help your career?
So... I'm a pre-sales manager where/what do I look for to find networking talent in pre-sales that is already here at the company?
Yeah... but I'm in services delivery - I'm a Solution Architect for storage... and we don't sell networking equipment... how would I apply this to my work?
So... how do I build my skills in side EMC while I'm doing my current job? and why again?