From the dominance of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook (which is now the most popular website in the world) to the onslaught of cool, mobile-friendly devices like iPad and Cius, there is no doubt that the way we work, live and play is changing. But exactly how is it changing and what does it mean for your business? How can you arm your employees with tools they need to be effective in an ‘always-on’, mobile world? With an estimated 14 billion mobile devices connected to the internet today and no slow down in sight, one thing’s for sure. We better figure it out – and fast.
On Tuesday, October 19 at 8:00 a.m. PT, Cisco will host a live Internet TV broadcast and Q&A session to announce key findings from its Connected World Report. The study assesses the expectations, demands and behavior of employees as the lines between work and personal life continue to blur and new technologies make it possible to access information anytime, anywhere, with almost any device. The global research effort involved 2,600 end users and IT decision makers from a variety of industries in 13 countries. Read More »
Enterprises are starting to adopt all types of video usage to significantly increase worker productivity, improve collaboration, reduce costs, move towards Green IT by reducing their carbon footprint, streamline and optimize business operations. Adding new video services radically changes the demands on the network. Video consumes significantly more bandwidth than voice so over-provisioning in the network to avoid resource contention problems is not a viable option. Also, the requirement is not simply about the bandwidth, it is about rich service capabilities that must be enabled in the network; for example, how to protect multimedia sessions in progress against the risk of quality impairment due to intermittent extreme network conditions, and how to efficiently deliver one-to-many interactions. There is a need for the network to be aware and respond to the needs of a range of media and network applications.
Cisco Borderless Networks is a next-generation architecture that delivers the new work space experience, enabling employees, customers, and partners to access mission-critical applications with any device, anywhere, anytime—securely, reliably, transparently. It enables organizations to easily offer different levels of access to users and devices to meet business and regulatory compliance. The Borderless Network matches the right user on the right device to the right network with the right access. Because a fast, secure, and reliable network is essential to the borderless enterprise, the Cisco Network Optimization Service can play an important role in the Borderless Network architecture.
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If you attended the Cisco Power of Participation virtual event yesterday, you probably noticed the tremendous amount of announcements around new products, solutions and technologies for both the data center and Cisco Borderless Networks. Now that the dust has settled, I thought it would be a good time to go through some of those announcements, highlight what I think is important, and point you to where you can get more information.
One of the key announcements in the launch was Application Velocity, a new network service for providing application performance, visibility, control and survivability – especially for remote connections to branch offices or cloud-based services. There are a lot of different technologies that fall under that umbrella, but I wanted to highlight three:
Today’s Power of Participation launch delivers new innovations in Borderless Networks for video, energy management, security, and mobility.
Yes, that’s right! Cisco is introducing new products and services across all the functional elements of its Borderless Network Architecture—routing, switching, wireless, and security portfolios. Notable additions include our highest-performing Adaptive Security Appliance firewall, Catalyst switch, and compact ASR 1000 router in their classes, new entry-level 802.11n wireless access points for smaller businesses, and offerings that accelerate application performance physically and virtually across networks.
Of course, as channel partners, you may be wondering, how can you take advantage of these new offerings? Watch our video with Wenceslao Lada (VP Partner Sales and Practice Management, Borderless Networks) as he explains the news and what it means for partners.