I just caught up with some colleagues who were present at the Cisco Live 2013 event just held in Melbourne, Australia, 5-8 March, 2013. “It was a great success for both Cisco and the Connected Industries Group”, said Guy Denis, one of the experts who has just returned from Australia.
You probably saw my earlier blog telling you that The Cisco Connected Industries Group (CIG) were at Cisco Live!, and I just got word that over 3,000 attended over the four days in Melbourne. There was strong interest in follow-up meetings by over a hundred folks who were keenly interested in mining and Oil and Gas, in addition to Manufacturing. Not surprising really, as the region has a solid industry in these three areas. Many folks were very interested in the 819 for 4G mobile assets (think earth movers and that kind of thing), and the IE2000 was well received.
The Keynote by Carlos Dominguez (the opening speech of the event) featured the Internet of Everything (IoE) and The Internet of Things (IoT) with industrial use cases and the network in mind. Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, Australia, Cisco Industrial Smart Solution, cisco live, ciscolive, Connected Industries, industrial, Internet of Everything, internet of things, IoE, IoT, melbourne
As part of our ongoing support of the Australian and New Zealand partner community, last week we hosted the second annual Cisco Marketing Excellence partner awards. These awards are designed to recognise the great work that our partners are doing in creating and promoting innovative Cisco campaigns.
The awards are given across both the partner and distributor categories as well as recognising a partner in the Premier/Silver category which is a new award this year.
I am pleased to announce the following partners as this year’s winners:
James Mackay from Express Data is the winner of the distributor category for developing creative marketing around the Cisco Front Row program. Gabrielle Kingston from Westcon was the runner up thanks to her innovative promotion of Cisco UCS.
In the partner category Logicalis’ Oliver Descoeudres was the winner for developing an integrated program promoting “Tomorrow’s Workplace”. The runner-up was Garrett MacDonald who created a cloud campaign for Data#3 featuring Cisco’s “Know the network” as a call to action.
For the new Premier/Silver partner category, Blair Burchill from Comscentre was judged the winner for a customer briefing he conducted with Cisco and a leading public sector customer.
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Tags: Australia, New Zealand, partners
Yesterday at the Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China Partner-Led Network Conference that took place in Bangkok, we took the opportunity to announce the recipients of the Cisco Smart Service awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognise our partners and customers from the region who showed forward-thinking approaches in the delivery and integration of Cisco Smart Services. The winners were chosen for their innovation and expertise that enable “Smart Everywhere” for their end-users across the region.
The awards are divided up into three categories; partner awards -- for partners who used Smart Services to accelerate growth of their services business; vendor awards -- for vendors who have demonstrated innovation and operational excellence for Cisco Services; and customer awards -- for those customers that have used Smart Services to fuel their business performance, efficiency and productivity.
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Tags: Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, Japan
As 2012 comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on what we’ve experienced in data centre virtualisation over the past 12 months.
Let’s start with our customers. We’re seeing Australian businesses of all sizes and industry verticals using Cisco UCS to gain solid advantages to their business and lowering IT costs. And while market share can vary from quarter to quarter, we are enormously pleased that for the first time leading analyst firm IDC has reported that Cisco is the current market share leader for x86 blade servers in Australia (Source: IDC Q3 CY2012 x86 Blade Server Market Share, Nov. 28, 2012).
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Tags: Australia, Cisco UCS
The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is an international collaborative project to construct a low frequency radio telescope as a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a global mega-science project to build the world’s largest radio telescope. The MWA after eight years of construction was finally launched last Friday in West Australia where Cisco announced that it had teamed up with the MWA to provide technology from our next generation data centre portfolio.
With all the buzz around “big data” there’s nothing that reflects this more than the future rollout of the SKA and the current MWA project. At the MWA, Cisco gear will be tasked with managing the immense levels of data that will be created by the instrument -- which covers an area of 2000 square metres. Given its scale the MWA has an extremely high performance requirement due to the large volumes of raw radio signals being received. The high performance and scalability of Cisco’s data centre portfolio suite is the perfect fit for such an important and massive project. For an overview of the project check out this video taken from the launch.
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Tags: Australia, Big Data, SKA