The United Arab Emirates has seen a decade of unprecedented growth, and the country’s largest city, Dubai, has become a modern hub for global business.
The demand for mobile Internet services has grown right along with the population and du, a leading integrated service provider in the region, set out to meet this demand with the help of Cisco and the Cisco ASR 5000 Series mobile multimedia core.
The Cisco ASR 5000 Series allowed du to quickly and efficiently evolve its mobile network to enable Read More »
Tags: 4G LTE, asr, asr5000, mobile, mobility, Service Provider
I always dread summer coming to an end.
Sure, it’s not like the old days when summer meant no school and running around free, but like most people, summer still makes me feel like I have more personal time and freedom. It must be the extra daylight.
Even if I can’t have the feeling of summer, it makes a huge difference to me if I can work in different ways -- from home or even handling some to do items from the car.
One of the best things about the new, free version of WebEx, is that having a host account (yes, it’s free) means you can host a WebEx on your mobile. And that means I don’t have to be tethered to your computer.
Get your own free, basic WebEx account here.
In 2007, Cisco commissioned a study: Understanding and Managing the Mobile Workforce that looked at ways to really grasp how mobility was emerging. Of course, since then, “going mobile” has really become the norm.
In that study, they found:
Successful mobile workers tend to be resilient extroverts. They are open to new experiences and highly adaptable. And, contrary to the stereotype of the harassed and disoriented road warrior, they are supremely organized and independent-minded. With the right kind of tailored support, their productivity and adaptability make them superlative operators in an era of increasing demands and constant change.
In 2007, the Cisco study cited a prediction that “within two years, one quarter of the world’s working population will be mobile workers.” Not to freak anyone out but this was BEFORE Apple’s iPad was even released!
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Tags: Android, cell phone, iPad, iphone, mobile, mobile devices, mobile users, research, smartphone, WebEX, WebEx mobile, workforce
We just released the newest update to our main Cisco mobile app. New features include:
- All Products and Services content is available now
- A new Social Media Module
- Faster performance
- Updated User Interface
You can download it from the iTunes Store.
Or, if you go get it later via the App Store, here’s what to look for:
And, here’s the app:
Tags: App, iphone, mobile, user experience
Watch Cisco VP Marie Hattar as she discusses the 2012 Summer Olympics and its ability to connect humans across the globe. Cisco, an official 2012 Games sponsor, has implemented its Borderless Networks infrastructure, which allows us all to share and create new Olympic experiences.
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Tags: Borderless Networks, connectivity, infrastructure, London 2012, mobile, multiple devices, Olympic Network, olympics
As we mentioned recently, you can now get product information for all our Cisco products in a smartphone-friendly format via m.cisco.com.
We just took some of our product information to another level for mobile with the rollout of an innovative technique called “responsive web design” on selected pages.
Responsive web design lets us automatically format the display of information for your tablet or smartphone – but all while using the same content and code. This means we can support more devices in their optimal format, because we don’t have to follow the old practice of creating different sites or apps for different devices.
The pages self-render to fit the unique requirements of smartphone or tablet. For instance, on our pages for servers, specs and contact information are in a right column on tablets. But on smart phones – where there’s no room for a right column – this information is formatted below brief introductory content. There are other changes about layout and information delivery that are subtly tailored to the size of the screen.
You can actually play with this on your desktop browser if you go to those Unified Computing System pages for mobile and scrunch your browser to a narrow width befitting a smartphone footprint. It’s kind of fun to play with! Try it: m.cisco.com/products/ucs
Have a look at the UCS product pages on your smartphone or tablet and let us know what you think.
Tags: mobile, responsive, responsive web design, user experience