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Taming the Smart Phone Monster

October 26, 2009
at 12:00 pm PST

Our latest Unified Communications show with Tina Shakour and a bevy of cool technical guests will air on November 12…now is the time to get registered! 



How You Can Tame the Smartphone Monster
Thursday, November 12, 2009, 10–11 a.m. Pacific Time, 1–2 p.m. Eastern Time

Like it or not, the smartphone revolution is here to stay. Today, 28 percent of North American employees already use their cellular phone as their primary work phone and 62 percent of surveyed enterprises believe that the number of mobile employees will continue to increase.

As a result, supporting today’s smartphone rebels has quickly become a major IT challenge. This episode of TechWiseTV will show you how you can “push” all the sophisticated unified communications and collaboration applications in which you have invested so heavily out to your mobile users while still maintaining your security policies and reducing escalating mobile communications expenses.

Find out how you can actually take control of the mobility revolution and even shape it to your advantage. See the technologies and the tools that will enable you to extend the power of your network far beyond the desktop and empower your mobile users with:

  • Full access to the power and convenience of their unified communications applications, including presence, directories, voicemail, and dial by office
  • Convenient access to your corporate intranet without creating security risks
  • Reduced cellular access charges and constant connectivity with dual-mode smartphones that automatically switch users to your wireless network when they are “on campus”



  • Agenda

    Segment 1: Collaboration and Mobile Devices

    Meeting the challenge of supporting sophisticated communication needs and still maintaining control, policy, and security.

    Segment 2: Unified Mobile Communicator

    Tina Shakour and mobility expert Mike Coffin discuss how to support disparate mobile device users with Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator.

    Segment 3 – Seamless Mobility with Nokia Call Connect

    Jimmy Ray and Mike Coffin demonstrate the compelling economic benefits of Nokia Call Connect and dual-mode functionality.

    Segment 4: Secure Unified Mobile Architecture
    Jimmy Ray and Parag Thakore demonstrate how the Cisco Secure Unified Mobile Architecture (SUMA) can give mobile users easy-access intranet applications while maintaining consistent security policies.

    Segment 5: Taming the Smartphone Monster

    Tina Shakour, Robb Boyd, and Jimmy Ray Purser sum up the top four challenges of supporting today”s smartphone rebels and how to overcome them.

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