CLUS — Networking At It’s Best

We love going to industry events, and the pinnacle for Cisco-focused folks is Cisco Live US. We’ll be there next month, and our own Tom Hollingsworth wrote up a great piece explaining the value of events like this:

Why do we attend CLUS? What brings us back year after year? Especially considering that this year just might end up being on my own dime. For me what keeps driving me back is the ability to network and talk with great minds that think like me. CLUS gives me an opportunity to meet listeners of the No Strings Attached Show podcast for example, last year Tom Hollingsworth, aka NetworkingNerd, and I were waiting in line for the CCIE ribbon and we were recognized by our voices by a listener of the various podcasts we have done. We get to meet authors of some of the Cisco Press books we have read over the years and ask questions or provide constructive feedback. Over the last few years the social media aspect of CLUS has vastly improved bringing us all together, after all isn’t that what the old “Networkers” was all about? Bringing like minds together to learn about the products and solutions riding on those products?

Read more, including Tom’s tips for attendees, at: CLUS — Networking At It’s Best

About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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