CiscoWorks Cuts Out Work

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-03-19 Print this article Print

At a recent briefing with eWeek Labs, Cisco's Jim Turner, said more sites should take advantage of the equipment maker's approach to network management

At a recent briefing with eWeek Labs, Ciscos Jim Turner, director of marketing, said more sites should take advantage of the equipment makers approach to network management.

"We are using Web technologies, including [Extensible Markup Language] and browser-based access, to make management of Cisco infrastructure less complex and less dependent on the version of the management framework that might be in use," Turner said.

IT managers who have been using older versions of the companys line of CiscoWorks 2000 infrastructure management software should consider upgrading to the latest version to see if the Web-based edition can reduce management costs.

For example, the new version of CiscoWorks avoids extensive API calls, thereby significantly reducing special coding to make the product work with enterprise management systems.

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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