We’ve come a long way since the first mobile devices hit the network. Our use of these devices has evolved beyond basic tasks such as checking email. They help us collaborate in real-time, stay healthy, directly connect with our favorite things, and even find true love.
Today, mobility is driving the future of digitization.
As mobility continues to permeate many facets of life, there will be a landslide of new connected devices beyond the smartphone and tablet — think wearables, sensors, and other “things” that we have yet to imagine. And with them, there will be an increased demand for speed and bandwidth from the network.
So how does IT prepare for the next wave in mobility? At Read More »
Tags: 802.11ac wave 2, access point, mobility, services controller, switches
So here we are in the middle of Spring 2015 and the temperature is beginning to rise, yes finally here in New England the temperature is beginning to rise after such a harsh winter. What is also on the rise according to ACG Research is the Cisco IP Infrastructure Market-Share. ACG published today their 1st Quarter 2015 Mobile IP Infrastructure Report and it stated that Cisco led the mobile industry
- Mobile IP Infrastructure at 44.7% up 5% QoQ
- Mobile IP Backbone at 69.6% up 2.6% QoQ
- Mobile IP Backhaul at 45.7% up 9.9% QoQ
- Packet Core (EPC + MPC) at 30.1%
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Tags: ASR5000 Series, ASR9000, ASR901, Cisco, Cisco VNI, EPC, esp, Evolved Packet Core, evolved services platform, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, mobility, MPC, packet core, Service Provider, Virtualized packet core, vPC
If you missed the April 28th Cisco Knowledge Network (CKN) webinar, you missed a very special event (but, don’t worry we provide the link below to the replay for all those who did register). Cisco Knowledge Network is an ongoing series of webinars for our customers and other interested people. Typically we cover technology and solutions. On the April 28th CKN 233 people watched and which is a new encapsulation protocol that enables dynamic service creation and modification without touching the network topology.
What made this CKN even more special was that Cisco teamed up with our NSH partner Intel to deliver this webinar. Uri Elzur (Intel) and Paul Quinn (Cisco), the amongst the authors of the NSH protocol IETF draft, joined Humberto La Roche (Cisco CTO office) to present and answer questions. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco Knowledge Network, Cisco UCS platforms, mobility, network service header, Open Virtual Switch, Service Provider, webcast
I recently read an article Why Getting It Wrong Is the Future of Design. It speaks to how innovative design changes often come from doing things that would be considered completely wrong. The article focuses on art, graphics, architecture, theater, movies, tableware, and even video games. Then I read this line “I was following the rules, then selectively breaking one or two for maximum impact.” and it got me thinking. What are the rules to collaboration and can we break a couple that result in better collaboration?
I’ve always been one for experimentation in trying different things, using various products, and embracing change. After reading this article I’ve been trying to selectively break a few rules and thinking about other rules to break. It hasn’t been easy, because there are many hard and fast best practices on how to collaborate. Here’s some of what I have come up with:
- Forego physical meeting rooms: If the entire team is physically located in the same area could they be just as, or even more effective meeting virtually? There are a lot of remote workers and many teams at Cisco are geographically dispersed so virtual meetings are a must, but if a team is located in the same building many members will still attend virtually. I can see benefit to this approach. People who couldn’t attend would simply review the meeting recording at their convenience and not rely on meeting minutes. The team could also move away from fragmented means of communications to using virtual meeting rooms (Cisco Spark) for correspondence. Since most projects involve shared input into documents, room based document control is a great way to provide visibility to changes without relying on a single person to collate individual updates and rely on e-mail to share updates. Perhaps the biggest benefit would be consistency in attending the meetings in the same way, but also being able to always have a place for ad hoc meetings and tasks while providing visibility to everybody.
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Tags: Cisco, collaboration, meetings, mobility, social media, Spark
Fundamentals of 802.11ac Wave 2 from TechWiseTV
How well do you understand this Wave 2 release of the 802.11ac specification? Our latest ‘Fundamentals of’ addresses the technical differentiators and the potential pitfalls you should be aware of. There is a lot of power in this wave.
Just 5 Minutes to increase your knowledge: WATCH NOW
I put the full script at the bottom of this blog if interested.
Watch some of the earlier wireless fundamentals for even more wireless innovation and (IMHO) great background:
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Tags: 802.11ac, 802.11ac wave 2, CiscoMobility, Ethernet Base-T, IEEE, mimo, mobility, mu-mimo, wifi