The constant need for more speed, mobility, and insatiable demands for access to information, continues to strain the capacity of service provider networks around the globe. In essence, whatever capacity made available will be consumed.
An open question on the minds of the operators -- how can they leverage SDN to not only keep up with these demands but maintaining a highly profitable network business? Such was the topic of conversation amongst operators and our CTO, David Ward, during a panel discussion at the recent Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Amsterdam.
What lies in the balance for operators — a plethora of Read More »
Tags: broadband, Cisco, cloud, digital economy, innovation, ONE, Open Network Environment, SDN, Service Provider, virtualization
Is there a nurse in your organization who has taken the lead in implementing technology in order to deliver better patient care? If so, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) wants to hear from you.
AONE, the national organization of nurses who design, facilitate and manage care, is now accepting nominations for the 2013 AONE Innovation in Technology Award. This award, sponsored by Cisco, honors an outstanding nurse leader who demonstrates innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in the implementation and adoption of information or systems technology in their organization.
Nominations must be received by 5:00 pm CST November 9, 2012. Award recipients will be notified by December 7, 2012, and will then be honored at the 2013 AONE Annual Meeting and Exposition, March 20-23 in Denver.
At the 2012 AONE Annual Meeting and Exposition, Rhonda Struck, BSN, RN, MS, vice president of quality and patient safety at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Glendale, Wisconsin, was awarded the 2012 AONE Innovation in Technology Award for her work in improving inpatient records while working at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.
Learn more and download the application.
The 2013 AONE Innovation in Technology Award is sponsored by Cisco.
Tags: Cisco, healthcare, innovation
I just finished reading Chuck Robbins’ blog on the BYOD trend and its impact on corporate culture. In the blog Chuck cites a recent study on how most executives are still uneasy about their companies’ mobile data-access policies… and it got me thinking about how manufacturers are dealing with this trend.
More and more manufacturing workers are adopting mobile technologies into their workspace, and are growing accustomed to interacting and working in a more visual, virtual, social, and mobile way. In fact a survey conducted by Manufacturing Executive this year noted that 63% of manufacturing companies permit their employees to bring their own devices (BYOD) to work, but only 17% of manufacturing enterprises have a formal BYOD strategy with clear goals and objectives. Manufacturers are struggling with how to create, deploy and enforce sound enterprise wide security polices around BYOD. Protecting intellectual property is only half the concern. Manufacturers must also consider how a breach in security will effect the safety of their workers and environment, as well as, their products.
Although security is a top of mind concern for manufacturers, the promise of deploying a sound BYOD policy can not be discounted. Empowering employees and partners with the freedom to collaborate and access video, data and voice on an open, mobile and personal platform can produce a culture that drives operational excellence, supply chain agility, and innovation throughout the entire manufacturing value chain from the plant floor up through to R&D centers.
For example if there is a problem on the manufacturing line, an employee with access to the company directory on their personal mobile device can locate and contact a supervisor or expert using Cisco Jabber and then launch with a single click mobile Cisco WebEx mobile, where they can show the problem using the video camera on the device and quickly collaborate to solve the problem.
Supply chains can now become more agile and flexible, because customers and the enterprise can analyze, monitor and track progress from order through successful delivery in real-time. Data is now not just captured, stored, analyzed and delivered, but is now acted upon, presented and shared with the appropriate people and systems in real-time.
In addition, a May 2012 Cisco Connected World Technology Report found that two of five survey respondents said they would accept a lower-paying job that offered more flexibility for device choice, social media access, and mobility than a higher-paying job with less flexibility. Crucial for an industry looking to retain and attract a qualified workforce.
Can manufactures continue to avoid the new BYOD paradigm, or are they just delaying the inevitable? Let me know your thoughts.
Tags: byod, Cisco Jabber, Cisco WebEx, innovation, Manufacturing, mobility, remote expert, supply chain
Millions consumers around the globe are buying smartphones, tablets, and other advanced mobile devices loaded with features and apps that can be used for business as well as for their own personal communication and entertainment needs. Many of these people have started taking these devices to work and integrating them into their daily workflow. This trend is often called “bring your own device,” or BYOD.
Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) wanted to know how prevalent BYOD is, and how corporate IT departments are handling these new devices in terms of support, network access, and security. In the spring of 2012, we surveyed 600 IT decision makers in U.S. enterprises, and then expanded our study in the summer of 2012 to include 4,900 IT decision makers in midsize companies and enterprises – in a total of nine countries.
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Tags: bring your own device, byod, Cisco, desktop virtualization, employee-owned devices, IBSG, innovation, mobile devices, policy, Smartphones, survey, Tablets
For the last decade I have been fortunate to work with leading buy-side, sell-side and execution venues from each major money center around the world. This has been especially rewarding as financial markets have become so dependent on well-designed technology architecture in support of the exponentially growing automated trading business.
As competition grows more intense with firms fighting to capture order flow and optimize liquidity, I have discovered a common set of business imperatives that resonate with most players in the space, including:
- An ongoing requirement for ‘Being FASTER than the Competition’.
- Increasing Order Flow and Liquidity to help grow revenues.
- Ability to have greater risk management insight in the trading lifecycle due to Regulatory requirements such as 15c3-5.
- Fast Market Data Delivery and Distribution to help Accelerate Price Discovery for participant firm and exchanges.
- Lastly, capturing key opportunities during Volatility is vital to the business.
Financial Services is an important vertical for Cisco and we have been focusing our R&D investments to optimize the value and benefit we deliver to financial markets. This has resulted in the development of our High Performance Trading Fabric, a comprehensive architecture designed to optimize global electronic trading by addressing computing, routing, switching, optical, and trade flow intelligence in an integrated fashion that supports the multi-participant electronics trading lifecycle.
Our latest innovation results from the direct input my colleagues and I have received from our financial markets customers. This week we are announcing Cisco’s Algo Boost technology, integrated into our new Nexus 3548 switch platform. Algo Boost provides unprecedented performance, visibility and control for greater business agility and intelligence to allow firms to capture alpha across their trading operations.
I wanted to share a few benefit examples that are very relevant to the financial markets firms that I work with on a daily basis. Read More »
Tags: Algo Boost, Buy-Side, Co-location providers, Exchanges, financial markets, high performance trading, High Performance Trading Fabric, HPT, innovation, low latency, Nanoseconds, Nexus 3548, Proximity Providers, Sell-Side, ultra-low latency