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How Does a VoIP Phone Call a Non-VoIP phone?

One of the most common questions for small businesses when considering upgrading to an IP-based solution is: How does a voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone can call a non-VoIP phone? The answer: There’s a gateway unit that makes the connection back to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). It’s not as complicated as it may sound.

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TechWiseTV Workshop: Developing Your First App for the Cisco Cius

November 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm PST

Tablets are taking the networking world by storm! As engineers, the real fun and value to the network comes when you start designing your own apps -- custom made apps for YOUR business, but programming is not something you learn overnight. This is where the Cisco Cius comes in – with one of the best developer programs available…designed for everyone from Android beginners, to veteran Android developers looking for new opportunities in the enterprise!

The Cisco Cius utilizes the full power of the Android SDK and delivers additional functionality to developers with Cisco Cius Add-on. Join Cisco’s TechWiseTV Chief Geek Jimmy Ray Purser as he hosts one of Cisco’s top Cius code jockeys Larry Michalewicz. We are going to start from the beginning and show you how to build your very first Cius app. We’ll be with you all the way to show you the basics of getting started, using development tools, testing, permissions and how to use the Cisco developer community for your future apps as well. Be cautioned, writing apps is addictive! You’ll never look at your network the same way again. If your apps are good enough, you can even sell then in the Cisco App Store!

Want to learn how to get started with application development, then this is the workshop for you! Experts will be available at the live event for Q&A.

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT/17:00 GMT
Register and calendar reminder: http://bit.ly/CLVtwt

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TechWiseTV Workshop: Unleash the Power in Your Network with UPOE

October 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm PST

Visit Cisco Live Virtual on Wednesday, October 12th at 10am Pacific to view the live TechWiseTV Workshop “Unleash the Power in Your Network with UPOE”. Join Cisco’s TechWiseTV Chief Geek Jimmy Ray Purser as he hosts one of our favorite guests Nikhil Sharma, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer, and a panel of Universal Power Over Ethernet experts. We’ll dive into what UPOE is and is not, go through the CDP and LLDP TLV’s to see how power is delivered, and look at various design innovations the 60W enables on the network. Ready to get rid of all those cables on your users desktops? Join us in the UPOE revolution! Bring your questions for live Q&A. Access is free. Attendees to Cisco Live Virtual can access over 1,600 keynotes, super sessions and technical sessions, as well as network with peers, visit our World of Solutions, and play games.

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET / 17:00 GMT
Register and calendar reminder: http://bit.ly/CLtwTV

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Is Mixing Vendor Devices a Good Idea?

Smart small businesses know to invest in business-grade networking equipment. But should you mix devices from different vendors? It’s not a good idea, according to Jimmy Ray Purser. If your network goes down, you want to be assured the problem will get resolved—and fast—without a lot of finger pointing.

Hear more from Jimmy Ray on why it’s best for small businesses to stick with one networking vendor.

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Prioritize Your Network Traffic with QoS

Your small business depends on data—coming in and out of your network. You need to make sure your most important data reaches its destination. That’s where quality of service (QoS) can help. A feature found in many switches, QoS gives you the ability to assign different priority levels to different kinds of network traffic. For example, if you’re running voice over your IP network, assigning that traffic a higher priority ensures that calls get through and that call quality isn’t affected by other traffic on the network.

Learn more about QoS and what it means for your business from Jimmy Ray Purser.

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