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Cost Effective and Reliable Last Mile Connectivity in Developing Countries

Last mile connectivity remains a challenge in developing countries. Businesses need a smart last mile solution that is also secure, reliable, provides investment protection and at the same time, keeps costs low. Serial connections still offer a low cost connectivity option for businesses that generate basic network traffic minus video or voice. Cellular wireless technologies offer a reliable and cost effective way of connecting people and places…

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Grow Your Leads and Increase Deal Size with Personalization

…ting, the engagement processes – and results – have improved dramatically. Since the program inception at CiscoLive! Milan last January, the number of qualified leads per event has increased by 27 percent, and average deal size has increased by 70 percent. Customer satisfaction scores have also gone up, so there are many clear benefits to this approach for everyone selling Cisco solutions. Solution is the key word here. All these benefits h…

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Internet of Things – The Technical Reality

  Internet of Every(thing)s – Confusing for sure.   IoT. IoE. Same thing some say. Only different. Too much for any one show really, but we did our best. Internet of Things (IoT) is difficult to define as it represents multiple protocols and so many different ideas. We will all continue to learn more as the years pass because this so much more than a single idea, a company or term that can be quantified. The opportunity is absol…

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The Future of Cloud, Part 7: The Fabric Between the Clouds

(This is part 7 of a 7-part series sharing insights from Cisco partners about the Future of Cloud.) During CiscoLive!, I had the chance to talk with Andy Bird, Executive Director, Product Management and Development at eLoyalty, a Cisco partner for more than 15 years.  “We’ve chosen to partner up with Cisco and have a Cisco Powered cloud that allows us to offer stable and scalable solutions.  We’ve built a front end around them that offers the si…

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The Power of Hashtags

…document your days by sharing your pictures on Instagram and stay updated with regular tweets, but add in the #CiscoLive hashtag and boom – you’re suddenly synced up with others who are also talking about Cisco Live!  You instantly have a connection to others in the industry, thanks to this little symbol. Why do hashtags matter? Networking. Using hashtags allows you to reach a new audience you might not have interacted with. Advertising. If peo…

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