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Cost Effective and Reliable Last Mile Connectivity in Developing Countries

Last mile connectivity remains a challenge in developing countries. Businesses need a smart last mile solution that is also secure, reliable, provides investment protection and at the same time, keeps costs low. Serial connections still offer a low cost connectivity option for businesses that generate basic network traffic minus video or voice. Cellular wireless technologies offer a reliable and cost effective way of connecting people and places…

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Grow Your Leads and Increase Deal Size with Personalization

Starting customer meetings with business outcome discussions sounds great in theory. But how much difference does it really make? A huge difference. Here’s how it works. Engaged customers participating in a VIP Booth Tour at Interop Las Vegas For the past year, a small, innovative team has been engaging customers in new ways at several large Cisco events. Essentially, we’ve been turning our technology-centric approach on its head and beginning h…

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Internet of Things – The Technical Reality

  Internet of Every(thing)s — Confusing for sure.   IoT. IoE. Same thing some say. Only different. Too much for any one show really, but we did our best. Internet of Things (IoT) is difficult to define as it represents multiple protocols and so many different ideas. We will all continue to learn more as the years pass because this so much more than a single idea, a company or term that can be quantified. The opportunity is absolutely…

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The Future of Cloud, Part 7: The Fabric Between the Clouds

(This is part 7 of a 7-part series sharing insights from Cisco partners about the Future of Cloud.) During CiscoLive!, I had the chance to talk with Andy Bird, Executive Director, Product Management and Development at eLoyalty, a Cisco partner for more than 15 years.  “We’ve chosen to partner up with Cisco and have a Cisco Powered cloud that allows us to offer stable and scalable solutions.  We’ve built a front end around them that offers the si…

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The Power of Hashtags

Log on to most social media platforms and you’ll likely see a bunch of # signs floating around. No, they do not designate a phone number; instead, they’re an easy and useful way to grow your products and brand in a way that consumers are familiar with. Not sure what they mean or how they work? Stick with me. I’ll explain what hashtags are, why they’re useful and how to use them in your marketing practice. What are hashtags? According to Twitter…

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