Workers in the field require dynamic information, including location telemetry and real-time video to enhance situational awareness. Workers must be able to collaborate and share information with each other and headquarters while on the move. This growing demand for increased collaboration drives the need to network everything that walks, flies, drives, or sails.
The Cisco Mobile Ready Net solution is the platform for extending information sharing and collaboration to highly mobile users, even those operating in the most severe and remote locations. The solution’s architecture targets the critical challenges of mobile networking environments, including size, weight, power, router-radio integration, and ad hoc networking.
Watch below as Murray Duff, Mobility Programs Manager, Cisco Global Government Solutions Group discusses Cisco Mobile Ready Net Solutions and Cisco Embedded Services Routers, allowing anything that moves to become a full-featured network node. Be sure to visit http://www.cisco.com/go/5900 for additional information!
Tags: 5900 series, 5915, 5940, Cisco Mobile Ready Net, embedded services router, global government solutions group, mobile network of the future, Murray Duff, secure data, video, voice communications
In ExtremeTech (http://www.extremetech.com/computing/94428-will-100-megabit-internet-connections-destroy-the-web-as-we-know-it), Sebastian Anthony recently asked the question:
“What do you think will happen when every home is connected to the internet via 100 or 1,000Mbps Ethernet or fiber?”
He goes on to give an answer that is yes, under the assumption that the 100Mbps is symmetrical.
“At some point in the not-so-distant future, then, we’re all going to be connected to the web at LAN-like speeds — 100 megabits per second up and down — and this, just like the advent of the telephone, will change the world as we know it. … ”
“Instead of your entire life being represented by a handful of bytes in amongst Facebook’s faceless sea, symmetric connections will enable the web to becomemetropolitan. Your presence on the web will be your home. ”
“The end result would be a truly decentralized internet that closely mimics human settlement and society. There will still be nodes on the internet where more people congregate — the bars, clubs, and McDonalds of the real world — but for the most part, a symmetric web would let people hang out and connect with the people they care about, and ignore everyone else.”
This is my definition of real cloud computing – something way beyond the standard view which is not much more than a new marketing twist on the old time-sharing data centers.
Tags: broadband, cloud, cloud_computing, IBSG, internet, network, virtual communications
Like many Americans, I am enjoying the 3-day holiday weekend. I’m taking advantage of Labor Day promotional sales, watching college football games, and relaxing with family and good food on the BBQ.
On this Labor Day, jobs are critically important to government leaders at all levels:
- National government with President Obama’s Jobs Council Listening and Action sessions in Portland and Dallas in advance speech coming later this week
- State goverment such as in California where the jobless rate is currently at 12%
- City and local governments, mayors unveil jobs plan
Reflecting on the history of Labor Day, I wonder what our working world will be like in the future compared to the past. LIFE has captured images “In Praise of American the Worker” that captures the spirit of hardwork.
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Tags: Connected Government, economic development, future of work, job creation, telework
Although federal agencies have made tremendous progress in reversing a sustained decline in telework participation, the objective of creating a more productive, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient federal workforce remains a work in progress.
The U.S. Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 dramatically improved the odds of success by creating Telework Managing Officers (TMOs) responsible for telework policy development and implementation in every agency. The first cadre of TMOs faces an exciting-and daunting-opportunity to create lasting impact in their agencies. They should interpret their roles broadly, to include not only the promotion of traditional telework arrangements, but also the development of mobility strategies that contribute meaningfully to agency business objectives such as productivity, inclusion, resilience, and sustainability.
Doing so will require engaging agency leadership on a range of different topics to develop an integrated plan.
Tags: environmental, federal, government, IBSG, inclusion, mobility, productivity, resilient, Sustainability, telework, workforce
VMWorld 2011 comes to an end and four days of meetings, keynotes and exhibits and parties are behind us. It was certainly an eye-opening experience and also a reafirmation that virtualization and Cloud are having a positive impact in the industry and our customers.
We were lucky to talk to many customers at the Cisco booth and demonstrate our latest technologies, including the UCS, our orchestration and automation products, VDI, etc.
It’s hard to summarize the whole show, but some of the higlights of the show include:
- VDI Deployments with more than 100,000 clients are a reality
- VCE’s FastPath Desktop Virtualization Platform simplifies VDI deployments
- Great interest in VXLANs (Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network)
- Several new versions of VMware products, including VMWare View 5.0
- The BlackCloud solution from Lockheed Martin
- Improvements to network protocols to make virtualization more efficient
- More than 12,000 labs served from the cloud, with more than 130,000 VMs created/destroyed
- Orchestration and automation tools are very critical to cloud deployments
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Tags: vmworld virtualization cloud cisco VDI UCS