No matter what type of IT department you run, if you have numerous plants in over 20 states ranging from New Mexico to New York, you need to have a properly built network infrastructure. Anything less and you’re flirting with disaster.
Due to the nature of its business—recycling restaurant grease and animal byproducts—the 25 processing and transfer facilities of Valley Proteins are often in remote locations. It’s because of the remoteness of these facilities that network connectivity is often an issue.
When networks aren’t talking to one another, it can lead to a host of different tech issues. And that can lead to confusion and ultimately 25 different facilities pulling in 25 directions—all with different results.
Valley Proteins understood that they had a cohesion problem amongst its business divisions and decided to implement SAP as a way of getting a holistic view of customer profitability, supplier pricing and individual factory performance. But before the SAP solution could be put into place, it was important that the more than two dozen facilities needed to get under the same network umbrella. If that didn’t happen, this endeavor was going to be a failure.
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Tags: Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller, Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Access Point, Cisco Aironet 3700 Series, Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switches, Cisco Catalyst 4510R Switches, Ciso Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches, network infrastructure
The Hutchinson Public Schools, located in Hutchinson, Kansas include 11 Elementary, Middle and High schools. The Hutchinson Public Schools adopted Converged Access for their wired and wireless solution, increasing the performance of their network for their staff, teachers and students.
Each of Hutchinson’s Public schools utilize the network and technology as part of the learning experience. When it came time to upgrade their infrastructure, the Hutchinson School District chose Converged Access comprising Catalyst 3850 and 3650, Cisco 5760 Wireless LAN Controller and Cisco Wireless 3700 Access Points. Catalyst 3850 switches are deployed in the High Schools, and Catalyst 3650 switches are deployed in the Middle and Elementary Schools. Read More »
Tags: Cisco 5760 Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switches, mobility, wireless, wireless LAN
The Camden City School District in New Jersey is made up of 26 Schools with approximately 29 buildings that cater to 12,000 students and 2500 employees. The School District decided to go with Converged Access to enable a single pane of glass for the wired and wireless network, and drive better network performance with 802.11ac.
The Converged Access deployment at the School District is based on Catalyst 3850 and drives 30 Access Points in each Elementary School and 60 Access Points in each High School. Each building has three Catalyst 3850 switches per IDF, with one switch acting as a Mobility Controller, and others acting as Mobility Agents. They currently deploy Read More »
Tags: Cisco 5760 Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco Catalyst 3650 Switch, Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switches, mobility, wireless network
Doctors at Carilion Clinic, a hospital in southwest Virginia, are getting a productivity boost with their medical applications. They can complete their cardiology study a lot faster than before because they can review real-time diagnostic imaging files much faster and more reliably.
You see, real-time data is getting a lot of attention in the industry lately. Using analytics and real-time data effectively, people can discover hidden patterns and new clues for better and more timely decisions. This is very exciting. But first thing first. People often have to answer this challenging question: is the captured data, which is often complex and huge in size, dependable enough to begin with?
As an example, imagine that you were having a critical video conversation with a business partner. You were going to make a major decision based on the outcome of this conversation. Would you be confident enough with your decision if the voice and the image stream were messed up as seen below on the left? And would your confidence level be hugely boosted when the voice was clear and the image was sharp as seen on the right?
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Tags: Case Study, Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switches, video
The headline at Cisco Live London this year is undoubtedly the major advancement of Cisco Unified AccessTM. Thousands of attendees witnessed the introduction of new Unified Access products that simplify network design by converging wired and wireless networks. It’s been a long journey to London and here’s how we got there.
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Tags: Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switches, Cisco Live London, Cisco Unified Access, Cisco Wireless 5760 Controllers, one management, One Network, one policy, wired wireless convergence