Technology is a funny thing: it enthralls some, mystifies others. As evidenced by CES and NRF, there is no shortage of gadgets and dashboards these days to help businesses solve their every need. And it just keeps coming.
From an IT perspective, choosing the right tools to solve each technology challenge should involve a full evaluation the merits of feature sets, while balancing the (rapidly shrinking) budget.
But how often is IT allowed to do that anymore? Truth is, the business doesn’t wait. Flanked by consumer-mindset-driven employees insisting on using any tools that suit their fancy (hello, Shadow IT) and visionary execs eager to stay on top of visionary buzz words like Big Data and Analytics, IT often feels squeezed out from getting a seat at the table when driving the business.
The industry is witnessing a shift in IT budgets being moved over to LoB, a clear nod towards the business relevance of digital engagement.
In fact, 44% of mobility initiatives are now either completely funded or jointly funded by Line of Business (LoB) leaders.
Mobility is key. This is a great opportunity for IT to strategize and align to LoB interests to drive programs that allow LoB and IT to win together and successfully deliver business outcomes using technology.
Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) sits at this sweet spot where the network, traditionally owned by IT, can help LoB with their painpoints: data analytics on customer behavior, statistics for operational optimization, and even customer engagement opportunities. To learn more about how this works, visit cisco.com/go/cmx.
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Tags: analytics, beacons, BLE, Bluetooth Low Energy, Cisco CMX, connected mobile experiences, customer behavior, mobility, Shadow IT, wifi
Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco Partner Ecosystem news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
Great blog this week from Raja Sundaram. He posted Delivering Business Solutions with Connected Analytics and it’s a good look at how Cisco is using its strength in hardware, software, services and partnering to provide powerful analytic solutions.
If you’re interested in how Cisco can partner with you to ensure your data analytics strategy is in place, be sure to check out Raja’s blog as it can provide insight on how:
- Partners will be able to tap into a high revenue stream as IT services spend, driven by big data, reaches $44B
- Big data services opportunities supersede hardware and software opportunities, allowing partners to put a premium on these services
- Partners will be able to wrap business intelligence, analytics, and data management solutions with their capabilities to deliver value-added services that differentiate their practice
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Tags: Cisco, data analytics, mobility, partner, raja sundaram, security, traffic jam, Weekly Rewind
Enterprises use Cisco ISE for securely granting access to visitors and on-boarding employee-owned devices over Wi-Fi. Portals for users to gain access are becoming more advanced, and the next step is for most customers to create a richer customized experience to:
Promote your brand to guests
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Tags: Cisco ISE, Enterprise, mobility, security
By Vince Pandolfi, Consulting Systems Engineer, Service Provider The latest Wi-Fi physical layer standard 802.11ac, has been ratified and is enjoying widespread adpotion in the client device marketplace. The hype has been with us for a few years now proclaiming tremendous gains in throughput. The mechanisms 802.11ac uses to gain these speed improvements can also be used to improve client quality of experience and not necessarily just be used for higher data rates. The three key elements of a connect include distance, speed and reliability. These are in most cases mutually exclusive or at least have inverse relationships. You gain distance by trading throughput and reliabilty and gain Read More »
Tags: 802.11ac, carrier, deployment, layer, mobility, Service Provider, wifi
Whether you are among the 8,000 attendees participating at Cisco Live Milan in-person or among our many virtual attendees catching the live web broadcast, you’ll find lots to help you with your mobility-related projects.
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Tags: #CLEUR, 11ac, 802.11ac, byod, Cisco CMX, cisco live, innovation, meraki, Meraki Challenge, milan, Milano, mobile, mobility, technology, wi-fi, wlan, workspace