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UK Start-ups Get Set for the BIG Awards

…innovation and her perspectives on some global mega-trends that relate to the competition categories, including Big Data, Internet of Things and Future Cities. The audience was also treated to some entertaining, fast-paced and insightful pecha kuchas (presentations of 20 slides in 6 minutes). Among the partners and customers supporting the BIG Awards are PR firm Octopus Communications, marketing agency DNX, city legal firm Bird & Bird and in…


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Cisco Video at Retail’s BIG Show 2012

NRF, the world’s biggest retail show, is almost here! The show is being held in New York and runs from January 15th-18th.  Please visit us at booth 851 to see our technology in action and speak directly with Cisco subject matter experts to discuss how Cisco’s video solutions today can capture the customer behavior tomorrow, giving you powerful ways to generate revenue, create a consistent user experience across all channels, and maximize o…


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Reflections on the Top Five Developments of 2011

…pling of Internet traffic by 2015, mostly because of video usage by mobile and “connected” IP devices. Lots more data here. 2.    Video (still) trumps as the biggest driver in Internet / IP usage. From our own VNI research and as indicated by our bandwidth-providing customers (cable, telco, ISPs, mobile), the unprecedented growth of video as a percentage of IP traffic went from “possible anomaly” to “undisputed trend” in 2011. Nearly half, and s…


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Private/Hybrid Cloud…High-Performance Computing….Large Scale Virtualization….Big Data….are you getting the most from your Data Center resources?

So what makes Cloud, Virtualization, and Big Data so interesting? It’s a familiar question for every data center manager and network engineer that manages and designs the networking infrastructure in a datacenter. Like most IT departments, you have been challenged by the cost cutting to control capital outlays and operational expenditures — but now that you have done everything possible to cut  costs, how can you continue to operate and innovate…


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Part 2 – London Gartner Data Center Conference, from an ancient Scottish castle to Big Ben

Big Ben in central London Yesterday (see part 1) I started my discussion on the Gartner Data Center Conference with a picture of a castle close to my house; today I will start with what I saw as I emerged from the London Underground stop near to the conference hotel — the iconic Big Ben and the UK Houses of Parliament. In this blog, I will discuss some of the key data center questions and feedback that I heard from some of our customers at the…