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November 3, 2010 at 7:20 am PST

Hardev Singh and the new Sup6E

Welcome to the technology grab-bag…we have a little somethin’ somethin’ for everyone I think -- bottom line -- the hits keep coming!  Tons of huge stuff from our Borderless Team that we have the privilege of breaking down for you…but you gotta watch the show.  In a nutshell:  Catalyst 4500, New SUPS, Old SUPS with new Skills….plus the 800 series ISRs, Fire and Forget security now available on your iPhone with AnyConnect, AND UCS Express….(Cisco data center mojo now available in snack size…)

So how do we cover so much in a single show?

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Rich Applications + Poor Networks = Customer Experience Turn-off

You’ve probably seen the spinning “loading” wheel or the dreaded “hour glass” quite often in your Internet browsing experience, especially on rich media sites where videos download to your browser. You blame your ISP and move on. Lucky you.

Imagine if you are a store clerk manning the cash counter at a local big box store on Black Friday. Your POS application just went down, and the “self-service” counters have just blacked out. A collective sigh that goes up in the line doesn’t help either.

Now whom do you blame?

There are many layers to this problem. A typical business information ecosystem combines hardware—storage, servers, large computing capabilities; software applications—graphic interface driven information manipulation solutions; and the glue that connects them all—networking.

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Workplace Experience in the Borderless Network

As you wait for that flight from Mineta San Jose to Dallas for this afternoon’s meeting, chances are, you will pull up your presentation for some last-minute reviews—updating the latest sales data from your company’s financial application, while you catch up with your offshore team in China on a quick video call.

The new workplace is visual, mobile, and in the moment. For the end user—like you and me, the quality of the experience is everything. Network service levels are judged by the quality of the experience, and the ability to run any of your applications, in any location and from any device. And you and I might be internal workers, business partners, or external end customers.

The Cisco Borderless Network enriches this end user workplace experience while simplifying the network administrator’s workload who delivers this experience.

What does this mean to the user?

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