How time flies: Cisco and Intel are celebrating their one-year partnership anniversary of Unleashing IT with the launch of the all new, Spring 2013 edition. Available online and in print, this latest installment is once again packed with thought-leadership content and company profiles.
Over the past year, Unleashing IT has uncovered and shared many IT best practices. The industries represented through the company profiles featured are extremely diverse, as are their solutions and deployment strategies.
But there is a common thread -- they are all are leveraging data center technology to advance, accelerate and streamline their business, enter new markets, all while achieving substantial cost savings. From education to healthcare to utility companies, innovation in the data center is driving their success -- and allowing them to keep up with demands of the business.
Perhaps you will find inspiration from these profiles, sparking new ideas -- and allowing you unleash the full potential of IT for your business.
At 10:30 UTC one of the botnet spam campaigns we discussed yesterday took a shift to focus on the recent explosion in Texas. The miscreants responded to the tragic events in Texas almost immediately. The volume of the attack is similar to what we witnessed yesterday with the maximum volume peaking above 50% of all spam sent. We’ve seen 23 unique sites hosting the malware. This is an attempt to grow the botnet.
With 19 schools, 11,700 students, and an unreliable wireless infrastructure, Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools, , faced challenges in attempting to embrace BYOD. Without a pervasive wireless infrastructure, the school could not rise to meet the BYOD trend, much less create an enriched learning environment leveraging technology.
The Chapel Hill school district took its first steps into an enterprise wireless solution leveraging Cisco BYOD Solutions for K12 Education. With a pervasive, scalable and reliable wireless network, the school can now employ laptop carts for students to access information on the fly. Teachers can now leverage online resources directly from the classroom, and faculty can access district networks with their own devices.
Trends like pervasive video and cloud computing are inherently changing the way we collaborate. Increasingly, organizations are looking for ways to enable rich interactions amongst employees, partners and customers.
To address this need, Cisco recently announced the Cisco Desktop Collaborate Experience DX650, an Android based phone that delivers traditional voice functionality, high-definition 1080p video, and many features commonly associated with today’s smartphones straight to the desktop. This new next-generation Cisco IP phone extends the possibilities of desktop collaboration and delivers a reliable and high-quality audio and visual experience.
Snorre Kjesbu, vice president of Cisco Collaboration Endpoints Technology, recently took time out at Enterprise Connect to discuss the DX650. Read his post to hear more on Cisco’s newest endpoint, including what Snorre’s favorite feature is! A New Paradigm for Desktop Collaboration.
Cisco has been awarded three new industry Government Security Awards. Cisco will be showcased as one of the award winners at the GOVSEC Conference, May 14-15, in Washington D.C., and the awards will be featured in the 2013 GOVIES awards booth. The Govies Awards honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories. Cisco was recognized for:
1. Homeland Security
• Cisco’s Interoperable Public Safety Broadband (LTE) Network. To learn more please see this great video called Changing the Game.
2. Video Management Systems
• Cisco’s Video Surveillance Manager 7.0
• Cisco is now delivering the world’s most scalable, in fact hyper-scalable solution to Federal and Government and Enterprise customers.
• To learn more, please see our news release and Cisco Blog. http://blogs.cisco.com/news/vsm7/
3. IP Video Surveillance Cameras
• Cisco’s Medianet-enabled IP Video Surveillance Cameras with Media Service Interface
• Our award-winning portfolio of Cisco IP Cameras are the only cameras in the industry that provide end-to-end medianet technologies that deliver security, quality, simplicity and manageability at scale.
• To learn more about some of our new cameras please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/physec