When Apple Pay was announced in September this year, it brought a lot of attention to the digital payment business. But this is certainly not the first sign that we are moving rapidly towards a digital society. For example, Starbucks has been doing this for years by handling millions of mobile wallet payments every week. In fact, they took 90% of the $1.3 billion mobile payment market last year. So, what is their secret sauce of success? Their CEO boils it down to:
- Mobile payments convenience, and
- Automatic loyalty rewards
The opposite of convenience and automation is complexity. Cisco is hosting a live “Defeat IT Complexity” webcast on Tuesday December 10, 2014, to help you to achieve outstanding results with innovation and simplification.
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Tags: APIC-EM, Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module, automation, Catalyst Switches, convergence, IOS, IT complexity, IT simplicity, network security, SDN
As the U.S. approaches the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there are likely more than a few IT folks who are saying thanks for the ISR 4000 Series, and the challenges it has addressed. Over the past year, we’ve had over 1,000 customers deploy the ISR 4000 Series, and the industry has repeatedly validated the positive impact of the platform on the IT and networking community:
• “Best of Networking” Award, Best of Interop in Las Vegas (April 2014)
• “Best of Networking” Award, Best of Interop in Tokyo (June 2014)
• And most recently: “Networking Product of the Year” Award, Tech World (November 2014)
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Tags: Integrated Services Routers, interop, ISR 4000, router, routing, Tech World, zeus kerravala
Cisco Live Cancun took place in the beautiful Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort from November 3rd – 6th 2014. The event provided a great opportunity for customers and partners to discuss Cisco’s Products and Solution’s vision. And what better way to showcase these latest innovative solutions than with running the event itself with its very own innovation. That is exactly what had been done, as Converged Access supported Cisco Live from beginning to end.
Converged Access enables one common set of network capabilities and context-aware intelligence as it brings IOS excellence to wireless by extending wired infrastructure features like, resiliency, granular QoS and scalability to wireless clients. Converged Access was deployed at Cisco Live Cancun with 5 Catalyst 3850 Switches and 34 APs to support a peak of 450 concurrent users and a total of over 2,000 unique wired-wireless users. Read More »
Tags: Catalyst 3850, Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE), cisco live, Cisco Prime Infrustracture, Converged Access, TelePresence
These are just a few of the many questions that were asked on the webinar ‘How to Deliver Uncompromising Branch Application Performance‘:
- Would DMVPN also allow me to easily integrate networks using multiple MPLS providers?
- Is there a specific router model, IOS required for a PfRv3 branch controller and master controller?
- Can you explain how the direct spoke-to-spoke routing is accomplished when using DMVPN?
- Is using BGP with DMVPN scalable? Wouldn’t we have to define each neighbor?
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Tags: DMVPN, hybrid WAN, Intelligent WAN, ISR 4000, IWAN, PfRv3
Find yourself sitting in rush-hour traffic watching folks in the carpool lane whiz by? While it is often tempting to ‘cheat,’ it is against the law and you can end up with a rather expensive ticket. Alternatively, you could buy yourself a low emissions vehicle, and with an approved ‘clean air vehicle sticker’ plastered to your rear bumper, drive in the carpool lane all day long. If you are lucky enough to live in an area of California where there are Express or ‘Hot Lanes’ then solo drivers are allowed to drive in the carpool lane during peak hours if they pay a fee.
Enterprises moving traffic across the internet to the public cloud may find themselves in need of an ‘express lane’ with the increasing number of applications being hosted in the public cloud. In fact the 2014 Cisco Global Cloud Index states that Global Cloud Traffic will triple by 2018. What does this mean for Enterprises?
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Tags: AWS, AWS Direct Connect, CSR 1000V, Hybrid Cloud, Level 3 Communications