By Bill Gerhardt, Director, IBSG Service Provider
As you’ve probably noticed, mobile computing is exploding. My home has close to 10 mobile devices, and my kids want even more! According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index, this insatiable demand for smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices will double globally in 2012 and increase another 78 percent by 2014.
At the same time, Cisco IBSG is seeing a similar rise in the worldwide popularity of Wi-Fi. In fact, according to In-Stat, the number of Wi-Fi hotspots is expected to reach 2.7 million, with usage growing 200 percent, by 2014.
Given this, how can service providers—who must bear the burden of increased traffic—actually Read More »
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There are seismic shifts taking place in our increasingly connected society. Mobile phones and devices aren’t just for staying in touch—they’re instruments of commerce, learning and entertainment. Social networking sites are creating communities of interest around any topic you can imagine—and whatever you’re into, there’s an app for that. Video is everywhere. Not just in the board room and on the desktop but the office lobby, the medical center, the sports arena, even the bottom on the ocean. And perhaps most importantly, Read More »
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The Network: Cisco’s Technology News Site is now mobile. Depending on your device, users will automatically be directed to the mobile or standard site. The mobile site is built on Liferay using HTML5 so it can be accessed on a variety of mobile phones although it was specifically designed with the iPhone and Android phones in mind.
Visit The Network on your smartphone or scan the QR code and add our site to your home screen for easy, on the go, access to Cisco news and industry trends that only The Network can deliver.
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Tags: html5, mobile, Newsroom
Over the last ten years, the utilization of mobile devices by consumers has undergone a radical transformation. From voice, to SMS messaging, to data, to interactive applications, mobile devices have become an integral part of consumer’s daily lifestyle. This year the number of mobile connected devices will exceed the world’s population. This is the beginning of a paradigm shift in the mobility sphere, this is the New Normal.
This new mobility movement can be defined by three technological trends:
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Tags: M2M, Machine to Machine, mobile, mobility, multiple device, Service Provider
Today, Cisco is kicking off its “Your Way” campaign which is focused on the universally desired but sophisticated requirements around the delivery of mobile experiences. Not just mobile access – that is simply changing an access type – but rather a mobile experience that maps to your needs depending on the device you’re holding, the service or application you’re using, the time and location you want it — in sum, it’s a mobile experience “your way.”
You’ll see Cisco highlighting this in a variety of forums – from an opening webcast featuring Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior and BT to an array of on-going activities such as a dedicated website advertisements and even in future innovation announcements like the major one we’ll be having on June 5th (you can register here to be among the first to hear the news. And when we do, you’ll see that we promote that such personalized, superior mobile experiences “don’t have to compromise the way of business.”
While that phrasing may make sense for the Bring Your Own Device trend in the Enterprise where many CIOs are concerned about security and compliance, how does it apply to Service Providers?
A number of ways: Read More »
Tags: mobile, mobility, multiple devices, padmasree warrior, Service Provider, your way