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Laying Fiber: Creative Broadband Installations

By Howard Baldwin, Contributing Columnist One of the most aggravating aspects of broadband deployment is the absence of a right answer. A few weeks ago, we asked Private or Public Sector: Who Should Deploy Broadband?. The answer was that there was no clear answer. More recently, we set out to update Steve Shepard’s 2011 story about Fiber Optic Cable Installation In Sewers, looking for creative ways that companies or countries are using the exis…

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The RAPTOR SME Grant Scheme

The investment in technology to support London 2012 was staggering. Now, post-Games, the challenge turns to keeping it alive; utilising what remains to help build businesses, serve the community, and create a brighter future for technological innovation in the UK. One way Cisco is helping to achieve this is through the RAPTOR grant scheme. In a nutshell, RAPTOR’s goal is to build a digital ecosystem of SMEs that will develop new applications, s…

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Smart City Frameworks: A Systematic Process for Enabling Smart+Connected Communities

Interest in Smart Cities has triggered plenty of theoretical and technology-led discussions, but not enough progress has been made in implementing related initiatives. In addition, there are a number of factors hindering adoption of Smart City solutions: scaling of newer technologies is unproven; technology challenges the existing status quo in how cities are run; and technology is not well-understood across city sectors. However, the main barri…

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Can SAP HANA on the Cisco UCS server platform think faster than you? Almost!!!

Can SAP HANA on the Cisco UCS server platform think faster than you? Almost!!! SAP HANA claims to process millions of rows of structured and unstructured data at the speed of thought. This used to seem preposterous. Today it is really happening. Installed on the Cisco UCS server platform, customers are beginning to recognize the power of SAP HANA as a key component of their Data Centers. If you own a retail store and you want to smoke yo…

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Telework Exchange Town Hall: Keynote Address

Today I am fortunate to attend 12th semi-annual Telework Exchange Town Hall conference in Washington D.C. This year’s theme Mobility in the Fast Lane integrates two parallel tracks: Mobile IT and Mobile Workforce with best practice sharing around the rapid rate of adoption of technologies for telework, mobility, cloud, bring your own device (BYOD), collaboration, video and secure remote access to provide capabilities to address mandates in…

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