Wi-Fi is a convenience many expect to encounter whether they are at work, at home, or even out and about, say, shopping. Connecting to the internet from anywhere, at any time, is the norm these days, and for good reason. Smart devices are becoming more and more popular, and people are bringing these devices with them everywhere. So, how can the business world benefit from this? First, give the people what they want. Offer a robust wireless network so your customers are able to connect seamlessly. When you provide this, you are able, in turn, to engage with them. Read More »
If you had US$15,000 to take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? I’ve always wanted to visit Perth, Bangalore, and Brasilia myself, but sadly, I’m not elligable to win the Unified Access Challenge. However, if you’re reading this -- you probably are! Basically, you watch an accelerated TechWiseTV episode with JimmyRay Purser, Robb Boyd (with a short Ike video too), and then answer a few questions about Unified Access.
The challenge is open for three more weeks and there are a few versions you need to choose from. If you’re a Cisco Partner you need to take the Partner version. If you don’t know whether you’re a partner or not, you’re probably not, so don’t fret. Because for non-partners we have the challenge in both English and Spanish: Read More »
Hey everyone, the latest component of Cisco Unified Access was announced at Cisco Live Londonat the tail-end of January. The architecture brings policy, management and network together to tackle mobility, BYOD and collaboration needs in the enterprise for today and tomorrow. I want to give you all a quick summary of how I play a pivotal role in this architecture. I’ve also got a new whitepaper to share. Read More »
We recently discussed the perfect IT storm that is currently brewing in business. BYOD, Unified Access, Video, the Many Clouds, SDN… all happening at once, on current infrastructure, and yet demanding more.
Some of the comments you made further emphasized the need to have an architectural approach.
VXI/VDI deployments are no exception.
Discussing VDI deployments with our customers in EMEAR, two things really are at the centre of our discussions from an infrastructure standpoint.
- Security, which I’ll discuss in today’s post.
I have therefore asked Steinthor Bjarnason (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior EMEAR Security Consultant, based out of Norway, to give me his perspective. He has 15 year experience in the security space and his perspectives are drawn from numerous customer projects, both in the Enterprise and the Service Provider space. Read More »
You’ve probably heard by now that mobile phones have a 40th birthday this week. As they’ve gone from bricks to sleek and smart; from simple texts to immersive experiences; from occasional use to human sensors. It’s been an interesting trip. In addition to the typical things you might see on a timeline about mobile (1983 – the first commercially available mobile phone released. 1990 to 2011 – mobile phone subscriptions grow from 12 million to 6 billion … actually, Wikipedia has a pretty comprehensive page that you don’t need me to repeat here.) our mighty BYOD solutions team created a timeline graphic with some other interesting events: Read More »