More and more we are seeing the education landscape change to include more technology for collaboration and mobile learning. Colleges and universities are enabling secure networks for staff and students to access resources on-campus and off. With October being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and Educause next week, we are hearing a lot of talk about the importance of campus network security and threats. Read More »
Every Friday, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories of the week, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
Cisco completed its acquisition of Sourcefire this week. This move brings Sourcefire’s competitive technology and talent into the Cisco family, but what does that mean to partners?
Ken Trombetta took some time this week to offer his thoughts on the Sourcefire acquisition’s effect on channel partners. He also affirmed Cisco’s commitment to making the integration as seamless as possible for Cisco Channel Partners.
This month, we are marking the tenth anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The goal is to raise awareness and educate Americans about the importance of cyber security. Agencies and organizations are holding events and driving initiatives to engage Americans in a discussion about how to establish safer practices.
NCSAM sheds light on the most pressing topics in security, including mobility, education, cyber crime and critical infrastructure. In alignment with NCSAM’s mission, we are sharing our own cyber security best practices, advice and resources.
Later this year, many URLs on Cisco.com are going to change. But don’t worry: We’re putting a mechanism in place that will take you to the right location even if you have bookmarks or are coming from external references.
These redirects will be automatic, but if you’re curious, here’s how the URLs will change:
After: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/routers/3900-series-routers/index.html (by the way, this link won’t work yet)
We want to reassure you that even though some links are changing, we’re vigilant about avoiding broken links. We’ve made a lot of progress on this area in the last year, as you’ve read via Bill Skeet’s recent blog post about link quality.
Please let us know questions or concerns you have, and we’ll keep you updated as we get closer to the go-live dates.
By Lisa Garza, Service Provider Mobility Marketing Manger
The annual Small Cells event for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) took place this week. It featured regional innovators like Saudi Telecom, Etisalat, Zain and du, in addition to the global small cell pioneers like AT&T and SoftBank. Here’s what we took from the event
1. Mobile data growth and reducing cost-per-bit is a global challenge
The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) shows that mobile IP traffic in MENA region is set to grow 10x over the next four years. Revenues are not set to grow at anything like this pace. Service providers are responding to the capacity challenge by augmenting macro networks, by adding new spectrum and by introducing more efficient cellular technologies like LTE. But these steps alone will not povide all of the capacity required, and some, like LTE introduction, will accelerate data usage by encouraging video consumption. The big capacity gains come from reusing cellular spectrum and by offloading to Wi-Fi – that’s what small cells are all about, and they’re a hot topic because the capacity they add comes at a fraction of the cost-per-bit of traditional radio technologies.
2. Small cells are becoming central to network transformation strategies
These small cells conferences are a barometer of service provider, analyst and vendor thinking. This year, Read More »