First impressions of the new work environment

Today is the last day of my first week of emploment with Cisco. It has been an interesting week featuring trips to the Cisco office at Bedfont Lakes and also Northern Ireland to participate in an Executive Briefing for a visiting group from Belarus.

I have to confess that I am feeling a bit overwelmed at the moment with the sheer quantity of new information that I am having to absorbe. It was good to be able to travel with my good collegue John Connell for this first experience of the ‘Cisco Way’!

First impressions are good with no shortage of helpful people to assist a new start.

I have now made my travel arrangements for next week which will involved a full week of internation travel. Baku on Monday and Tuesday followed by Warsaw on Thursday and Friday.

To sum-up – exciting, unfamiliar, interesting, intimidating, supported.

I was able to see for the first time the NI parlament building – and it is a very imposing building to say the least. Here is a photo I took just before we left a school which we had visited to see the C2K managed service in action.


Also a close up taken during a brief stop of on the way back to Belfast City Airport.


Last time I visited Northern Ireland I wrote about it in my blog see here – It was good to see this grand building and to see the evidence of new development and regeneration which is now common all over Belfast as the government takes forward its agenda for the future.