Guest Blog written by Scott Morrison, Vice President SCTG – Small Cell Eng
Enterprises have long recognised the benefits of wireless – to enable faster, more productive working processes and a more empowered, more flexible workforce. After all, it is the enterprise sector that pioneered Wi-Fi deployments, often working with service providers, and it represents a significant business for Cisco worldwide. But the feedback from our enterprise partners is that businesses are hungry to build on this wireless foundation. Specifically, they want to extend the reach and power of their applications by combining the power of their Wi-Fi networks with the universal service of cellular networks.
Businesses want a simpler approach to mobile and they want it everywhere. For example, many workforce and process automation systems are isolated in individual locations today. Blending indoor Wi-Fi with cellular networks will help these systems to make faster, better and in time more predictive decisions.
This presents a both a challenge and a huge opportunity for service providers. Read More »
Tags: cellular networks, Cisco, Cisco SON, LTE Universal Small Cell, service providers, Universal Intelligent Access, wi-fi
Cisco is proud to announce the top 20 finalists from the first annual IoT World Forum Young Women’s Innovation Grand Challenge!
In collaboration with our key partners, this challenge enabled us to connect with over 1500 girls between the ages of 13-18, located in 171 countries across the world. We received approximately 400 completed submissions for connecting mobile devices to the internet using IoT technologies in multiple fields including education, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, retail, transportation, mining, and smart cities.
Out of all the ideas submitted, our pool of judges have determined the top 20 finalists who they felt demonstrated the most original, creative, and feasible ideas. And the finalists are: Read More »
Tags: Cisco, inbar lasser raab, internet of things, IoT, iot world forum, Young Women's Innovation Grand Challenge
By Joe Chow, Vice President, Connected Devices BU, Cisco
Our theme this year at ANGA COM 2015 in Germany is “transformation through innovation.” That’s why we thought it timely to showcase the elements we build, that get installed into consumer homes.
Almost a quarter of the world’s television households — more than 300 million, in fact — are connected, in some way, shape or form, with the Videoscape components we make. We celebrate 25 years of partnerships with over 150 service providers Read More »
Tags: ANGA COM, Cisco, connected devices, gateway, service provers, videoscape, wifi
During the past year, the pieces of our Intercloud strategy have been falling into place. We’ve built out the technology, created services and orchestrated a robust partner ecosystem.
The reality is that Cisco is placing a big bet on our partners. We believe that a partner-centric strategy will prove to be the winning cloud model. We believe that by working with our partners we can move more quickly, deliver more innovation, and provide global scale and local presence.
Today we’re announcing that 35 independent software vendors (ISVs) will join the Intercloud partner ecosystem. The addition of these application developers not only adds another piece to the Intercloud Ecosystem puzzle, it actually completes the picture.
Symbiotic Relationship Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, Cisco, cisco live, InterCloud, isv, partner
By Joe Chow, vice president, Connected Devices Business Unit, Cisco
Every couple of years, dating way, way, way back, someone boldly questions the future of customer premise equipment (CPE), and in particular, the set-top box. (To test this logic, do a search on “the death of the set-top box.”)
This week is all about shaking off old perceptions, and building anew. So I’ll say it – set-tops are not what they used to be. They will continue to transform dramatically. The Connected Home is evolving to gateways. Allow me to explain. Read More »
Tags: anga, ANGA COM, Cisco, Connected Home, CPE, video