2012 was an exciting year for Cisco’s Connected Energy business.
Cisco entered the Smart Grid space 3 years ago and we have seen significant customer momentum. We now have more than 250 customers worldwide. These include advanced metering infrastructure, substation and utility data center deployments in North America and wide area, substation, and distribution networks in Europe and Asia. In 2012, we had over 175 production deployments and picked up the UTC Best Smart Grid Products/Solutions for FAN and Substation as well as the Frost & Sullivan innovations awards. Our Connected Grid Cisco Developer Network of partners continues to grow as well and we will be announcing more members in the coming months.
Last Wednesday we announced an expansion of the Connected Grid Portfolio. The new offerings include the Cisco® Utility Operational Network solution, Cisco Connected Grid Design Suite, and Cisco Incident Response and Workforce Enablement solution. These three new solutions will help utilities modernize, manage, and improve everyday grid operations. Read More »
Tags: Cisco Connected Grid, Customer Success, Internet of Everything, internet of things, IoE, IoT, Smart Grid
If you’re attending CiscoLive London, we’ve got some great talks, challenges (competition where you can win a variety of prizes), and new solutions being launched. In this blog I’m going to highlight a few of the activities and events we have planned that I think will be the most fun/cool/educational/tasty.
<SIDENOTE:> If you’re skipping CiscoLive then you’ll want to head right over to register for our live webcast, “Get Your Network Ready for BYOD with Cisco Unified Access” on January 29. You’ll also want to start hanging out at the Cisco Borderless Networks community where we’ll have a Q&A and we have a bunch of upcoming events and fun. </SIDENOTE> Read More »
Tags: #CLEUR, byod, ciscolive, CLL, Internet of Everything, IoE
I spend a lot of time behind curtains. That’s not really out of choice as it’s the nature of where they stick you when you’re running the network at a large tradeshow. We call it the Network Operations Center – NOC if you want to sound cool – but most people just know it as the guys to complain to when your computer doesn’t work at a show. It’s often a thankless gig and it can be extremely stressful at times, but setting up a temporary network that might live for less than a week to deliver fast wired and wireless access to thousands of people in a completely foreign environment is an exciting challenge. Here’s how it happens. Read More »
Tags: #CLEUR, CDP, Cisco Discovery Protocol, ciscolive, Network Operations Center, NOC, tradeshow, What you need to set up a conference
In my previous posts, I discussed with you the importance of unified policy and management as you respond to the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend. The Cisco Unified Access solution brings “One Policy. One Management. One Network” to help you with your BYOD initiatives. Today I’ll take a look at the third pillar of Cisco Unified Access, One Network. I’ll explore with you what it means and why it is a critical factor as you take on BYOD.
The workforce is increasingly going mobile. According to research firm Gartner, tablets will be the key accelerator to workforce mobility. A Gartner 2012 report suggested that annual tablet purchase by businesses totaled 13 million units and this number would more than triple to reach 53 million units by 2016. Such rapid mobile growth calls for major wireless network expansion. Market data from Infonetics showed that global wireless LAN equipment sales in the 3rd quarter of 2012 passed the $1-billion mark for the first time. Read More »
Tags: AVC, byod, Gartner, one management, One Network, one policy, unified access, wireless LAN, wireless network
Enabling bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and rich-media collaboration applications can help increase productivity, deliver superior employee collaboration, and improve business agility. The right campus access network can simplify BYOD and collaboration so that you can free up time to focus on strategic projects.
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Tags: Bring your Own Device (BYOD), byod, catalyst switch, Cisco Catalyst 4500E, collaboration applications, management, unified access