The ever-increasing number of devices and applications coming into the workplace poses complex challenges for the enterprise. As a result, IT must adapt the ways in which they enable, manage, and secure end-user access.
- How will the network handle increased demand for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and mobility?
- How can IT maintain raised expectations for wired devices, while improving the end-user experience?
To solidify IT as a key contributor in driving better business processes, IT teams must shift from maintaining the network to delivering innovative, connected experiences. The key to success is to simplify the network, and Cisco Unified Access does just that.
Mark your calendars for our five-part webinar series to learn how to create an effective, unified access strategy. Find out how to transform IT to better address the demands of BYOD and next-generation technology.
- Wednesday, April 3: Activate the IT Transformation <--Register NOW!
- Wednesday April 17: One Network Part 1: Deploying Unified Access
- Wednesday May 1: One Network Part 2: Simplifying the Network Infrastructure
- Wednesday May 15: One Policy: Centralized Policy, Control and Enforcement
- Wednesday June 5: One Management: Converged User Access Management
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Tags: 11ac, 802.11ac, Cisco, Cisco Unified Access, Converged Access, gigabit, gigabit ethernet, gigabit Wi-Fi, LAN, mobile, mobility, network, wi-fi, wifi, wired, wireless, wlan
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
Now that you’ve survived the annual gift-giving extravaganza (at least in the US) of the holidays, you have probably noticed some colleagues and employees showing up touting new smart phones, tablets, or random internet-connecting devices. Happy as you may be for them, you probably also know (because, hey, you’re reading this blog) that all these fun little devices can put a strain on a company.
In the last few weeks, your IT team (that probably includes you or someone you know) has probably been spending an inordinate amount of time helping users get their devices connected. They’ve probably been dealing more with maintenance headaches than working on more interesting services. In fact, headache medicine sales spike in mid-January in regions with higher densities of people in IT*.
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Tags: Borderless Networks, byod, Cisco Unified Access, ciscolive, unified access
On my way to the airport this last week I heard about a new study that came out finding over half of all Americans now carry a tablet or smartphone. This little stat reminded me of the second scariest holidays of the year, after Halloween, of course.
With the approach of Halloween we can start getting ready (at least in some countries) for running the five month holiday gauntlet. With Halloween we can get giddy on candy and fright, for Thanksgiving we can stuff ourselves with family and food, and this is all preparation for the biggest consumptive month of December stuffed with Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s (and other holidays I haven’t thought of) and we’re afflicted with the fever of conspicuous giving. In January many get a rest as they reset, try new diet and exercise programs, and then gear up for Valentines. However, IT folks get a very special January holiday, Byodday. Read More »
Tags: byod, cisco byod, Cisco Roadshow, Cisco Unified Access, new tablets, unified access
Many of us in the IT world are at Interop New York this week and we’re very excited. Tablets and smartphones enable new and innovative ways to engage employees, guests and customers; the technology tantalizes with the promise of business transformation. More organizations are allowing mobile and personal devices for work use. But there are also many challenges for IT during these technology transitions. IT is struggling to keep up with the latest mobility trends.
As you know, we first launched Cisco Unified Access about 3 months ago at Cisco Live in San Diego. Now at Interop New York, we are announcing a number of significant enhancements to the Cisco Unified Access solutions. These enhancements enable IT to spend less time running the network and more time collaborating and innovating with the lines of business. If IT organizations want to have a seat at the table and impact the business, a strong and agile IT platform is required. This platform can become a business differentiator and will enable business transformation. This is what Cisco’s Unified Access is all about -- One Policy, One Management, One Network, enabling the IT to discover what is possible with the business.
Today, I’m excited to share with you the latest Cisco Unified Access innovations that we are announcing at Interop New York.
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