Technology moves very quickly and it is often difficult to keep up with new product announcements that are introduced in rapid succession. It is often necessary to take a step back and refresh our memory regarding how a solution is envisioned and then fulfilled.
As we look back on the last year, Cisco has released a lot of innovation focused on optimizing how IT defines and enforces policy; how they gain visibility of users, applications and devices; and how they simplify the network infrastructure. Read More »
This is the sixth post in a blog series featuring Vine-format videos focusing on the “Six Essential Steps for Unleashing the Power of Enterprise Mobility”. The first blog post discussing how to build a mobile structure can be found here. The second blog post highlighting the benefits going virtual can be found here. The third blog post focused on preparing enterprises for the division of devices can be found here. The fourth blog post focused on creating an app checkpoint can be found here. The fifth blog post focused on defending data can be found here.
Watch video at http://youtu.be/3kD5EpXypFc
Over the course of this series, we’ve discussed how enterprises can better enable people to work in their own way, regardless of where they are and what device they are using. We started by making smart plans at an architecture level and then implementing secure policies along the way. The final step enterprises need to take may be the hardest one of all but can yield the greatest results. To increase productivity, business agility, and customer satisfaction, enterprises must actively embrace mobility in the workplace. Here’s a short checklist to help organizations with this last step:
1. Go Beyond Provisioning Mobility for Sales: Think “All-Company” Mobility.
The definition of mobility is expanding to include not just “road warriors” but also “corridor warriors,” as well as guest and home workers.
Make sure your mobility architecture is designed to accommodate them all. Then create a phased implementation plan. Determine which users and business processes you want to prioritize first and move forward at a pace that makes sense for your enterprise.
An all-hands-on-deck approach will also help drive future implementation of mobile solutions. Read More »
Tags: bring your own device, byod, Cisco, enterprise mobility, mobile, mobile device, mobility, network, wi-fi, wifi, wireless, wireless network
Linfox is an iconic Australian logistics company that is investing in technologies to connect sensors and devices that were previously stand-alones. This is allowing the company to undertake some fantastic analysis into the reliability and performance of its fleet of over 5,000 vehicles across Australia and Asia-Pacific.
Every single truck in the fleet has been fitted with connected devices that sense speed as well as accelerometers which pick up abnormal swerves, acceleration and deceleration. This allows the company to know what is happening with any vehicle at any time. As well as monitoring speed and vehicle behaviour, refrigerated vehicles are fitted with devices that provide Linfox with information about the vehicle’s temperature. These devices provide readings on the temperature at a certain point in time and also whether a container was consistently cooled to the correct temperature.
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Miscreants are always trying to put new twists on age-old schemes. However, I must admit that this latest twist has me slightly puzzled. Today, Cisco TRAC encountered a piece of stock related spam touting Apple’s stock, AAPL.
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Tags: botnet, spam, TRAC
Fast changing business conditions require agility, a difficult challenge in your distributed on-premises, big data and cloud environments. Data virtualization makes it easy for you to access your data, no matter where it resides.
Recognizing this accelerating customer requirement, Cisco acquired data virtualization market leader Composite Software in July 2013.
Cisco’s integrated data platform optimizes query, compute and network infrastructure,so you access and query all types of data across the network as if it is in a single place.
You get the benefits of greater business insight and the flexibility you need in IT, with significant cost savings. You can then adapt to change more quickly and make better decisions in real time, without physically moving your data.
Data virtualization makes it possible to:
- Empower your people with instant access to all the data they want, the way they want it
- Respond faster to your changing analytics and business intelligence needs
- Reduce complexity and save money
To learn how business and IT leaders use data virtualization to address big data and cloud challenges and drive business advantage, you can attend Cisco-sponsored Data Virtualization Day 2013 in New York City on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm ET.
This year’s powerful speaker line up includes:
Executives from Goldman Sachs, BMO Financial and Sky who will describe how they used data virtualization to address competitive, cost and compliance challenges
Analyst speakers including Forrester Research’s Noel Yuhanna and R20/Consultancy’s Rick van der Lans will describe the state of data virtualization today, while projecting its future
Cisco executives will communicate the vision surrounding their acquisition of Composite Software and the synergies that the combination will provide to the data virtualization user community
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Tags: analytics, Big Data, cloud, data virtualization