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Cisco Visual Networking Index – New Findings!

Over the past several years, the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) — which projects IP traffic trends based upon independent analyst forecasts, usage surveys from operators and other primary research — has become a valuable resource for many.  Some have called it an industry standard. 

Today, Cisco announced the latest update to the VNI, as well as a new, complementary study―the Cisco VNI Service Adoption Forecast -- which includes projections for residential, consumer mobile, and business services growth rates from 2011 -- 2016. Here are just a few of the top-level findings:

Global Devices/Connections

  • The total number of fixed and mobile devices and connections on global networks will grow from 10.3 billion in 2011 to 18.9 billion by 2016 – nearly doubling in only 5 years.

Global IP Traffic

  • Global IP traffic will nearly quadruple from 2011 to 2016.
  • By 2016, the sum of all forms of video will exceed 86% of global consumer traffic.

Global Service Adoption

  • The fastest-growing service across all residential service categories (TV & Internet) from 2011 to 2016 will be digital TV
  • Mobile video will be the fastest-growing consumer mobile service from 2011 to 2016.
  • Desktop video conferencing will be the fastest-growing service across all business service categories (mobile and fixed) from 2011 to 2016.

You can view a 24-minute VNI Highlights video, which features Cisco senior analysts discussing key takeaways from this year’s research. Read More »

A Mobile Experience ‘Your Way.’ A Revolution?

Cisco announced today new survey findings that show many IT managers are not only saying yes to BYOD and mobility but are embracing it. Cisco also highlighted ‘Smart Solutions’ for the enterprise and opportunities for service providers that can drive amazing and secure mobile experiences at work, home and virtually anywhere. Check out today’s news along with today’s webcast here.

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Truviso

Cisco today announced our intent to acquire privately held Truviso, Inc.  Based in Foster City, Calif., Truviso provides scalable, real-time network data analysis and reporting software. Together, Cisco and Truviso will provide instant access and visibility into network use and services to help increase operational efficiencies and drive new revenue streams for customers.   

The proliferation of end-user devices and growth in network-connected applications is exponentially increasing the amount of data on the network. Both service provider and enterprise customers are looking for ways to better understand this data and act upon it in real-time to improve operations, customer experiences, and service offering differentiation. Truviso’s continuous query technology, with its analyze-first, store-later capability, addresses this requirement by allowing companies to get detailed information and visibility of network use and services in real-time.

To view the full release, please click here.

The Economics of Cloud Computing

Are you interested in how enterprises and service providers are making and saving money via cloud? Last week, Cisco hosted a live webcast featuring IT executives from CSC, Sprint, and Educational Testing Service (ETS) who discussed the economic benefits of cloud computing for their businesses and their customers.

This session provided real-world perspectives into the cloud adoption of major enterprises and service providers, as cloud computing continues to transform businesses through improved agility, better economics, enhanced security and a dynamic, assured experience.  The executives discussed the economic benefits derived from cloud business models and shared examples of how cloud computing is changing their industries.

Take a moment to hear how these businesses are revolutionizing their models through cloud adoption.

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IaaS: Important Piece of the Cloud Value Chain

With the cloud a small but growing component of the IT landscape, the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) examines the question of what will result from the battle between web-grade infrastructure and enterprise-grade infrastructure.

IBSG has published a new paper on Service Provider Thought Leadership section of its website.  It is titled “IaaS: Critical Battlefield in the Cloud Value Chain”.

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