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Any Given Sunday and the Internet of Everything

On any given Sunday, or Saturday, in stadiums across the country powered by Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi, an average of 2 terabytes of data are coming across the network and tens of thousands of unique connections are being made. This means anywhere from 20-50% of ticketed fans are using their mobile devices to engage. Extrapolate that out to stadiums around the world holding soccer/football, rugby, basketball and other sporting events, and on…

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Challenging the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

Yesterday, Cisco and Junior Achievement of Northern California hosted Cisco’s inaugural Social Innovation Challenge on our San Jose campus. Fifty high school students from nearby Independence High School and Sequoia High School worked together in small groups to create and pitch ways to connect the unconnected. I watched as excited students presented ideas to improve the patient/physician relationship and make the experience at the San Francisco…

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 35. New Hardware: ISR4ks

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Matt Bolick, about the new ISR 4000 Series. Lauren Friedman (@Lauren) moderates and Enda Cahill, Chris Nickl and Denise Fishburne are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE. Cisco SME Mat…

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Take Advantage of Mobile Cloud. What Are You Waiting For?

As organizations seek ways to maintain real-time connections with their workforce and customers in an increasingly digital and mobile-centered world, the growth of mobile cloud will be a major force in shaping the business landscape and future tech decisions. The first blog post in this series, by Padmasree Warrior , explores how the convergence of mobility and cloud will deliver unprecedented transformation for all organizations. The seco…

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LTE-U By Any Other Name is Licensed-Assisted

I recently read the rather interesting announcement from NTT DoCoMo where they demonstrated LTE running over the unlicensed 5GHz band.  They report a 60% increase in spectral efficiency over IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi.  The article also noticed that LTE-U is now referred to as Licensed-Assisted Access using LTE or LAA-LTE.  This caused me to pause, and think about several things. The comparison between LAA-LTE and Wi-Fi is not (and should not be) about…

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