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Housekeeping Post – Where to Find Borderless Networks? Also, Theme Week!

Hi All!  This post is to give you an overview of where you’ll find Borderless Networks over the next month.  Some of the events listed are webinars you can attend, just click on the magic hyperlinks to register.  Others are conferences we’ll be at, and others are stops on our BYOD roadshow.   

Also, for this week & next the Borderless blog will have a theme week.  Theme weeks is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and what better time to start than Halloween?  I am hopeful that theme weeks will bring out some interesting posts from some of our writers and will hopefully be fun for readers.   The theme for this and next week is, “Isn’t it scary”.  I know I’ve already broken this concept of theme week by having it be for two weeks.  But I really like Halloween.  If you have suggestions for theme weeks (or really hate this idea) please let me know in the comments.

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Cisco at EDUCAUSE 2012, November 7 & 8, Denver CO


EDUCAUSE is the largest Higher Ed IT event of the year, attracting about 5,000 key decision makers from the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Cisco will be exhibiting at booth 1114, where we will showcase our Connected Learning solutions for higher education. Visitors will learn how to use their campus network infrastructure to save money, improve efficiency, enhance safety and security, and prepare the next-generation workforce.

Join us for demonstrations and presentations by education technology experts, covering a range of topics, including:

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Schools Face Unique BYOD Challenges, But Are Finding Solutions

As a member of the Cisco Public Sector team, and being married to an educator, I have been engaged in a few (sometimes heated) debates on students, teachers and staff bringing their own devices to school. Many teachers have seen impressive results from utilizing students’ own devices in the education process, and with school budget cuts, most teachers do not have any other mobile option, so it’s safe to say that BYOD is taking a strong hold in education.

As a result, schools find themselves addressing unique issues of scalability, security, manageability and budget when it comes to developing and implementing BYOD policies. How will they accommodate in real time the explosion of new devices and applications that students and staff want to use on the network? How will they regulate who uses what device from which location in what manner? How will they support BYOD within a restricted budget?

I recently read an interesting post by Amy Blanchard on this topic. You should check out her recent post on the Cisco Mobility blog, she includes reference to an interesting case study – definitely worth the read!

By the way, what is your position on BYOD in schools? Love to hear your interesting stories and insights!

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Next Step to a Unified Workspace with Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI)

Two years ago, we, along with our partners, launched the Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) Smart Solution, with the vision of delivering a virtual desktop platform that enables our customers to achieve faster ROI, better user experience and greater control.  Since then, we’ve seen a major shift in the market. People are using a multitude of devices while businesses are now accepting and supporting BYOD initiatives, fueling the growth of new workspace models. Cisco has responded by rolling out the Cisco Unified Workspace, strategy, and the Cisco VXI Smart Solution is a key component.

Today, we introduced a new release of the Cisco VXI Smart Solution.

Cisco VXI has always been a solution that spans the Cisco architectures of Data Center, Borderless Networks and Collaboration. With this new release, we are continuing innovations across all three including: Read More »

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Cisco: Connecting You to The 2012 Olympic Games

Watch Cisco VP Marie Hattar as she discusses the 2012 Summer Olympics and its ability to connect humans across the globe. Cisco, an official 2012 Games sponsor, has implemented its Borderless Networks infrastructure, which allows us all to share and create new Olympic experiences.

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