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With Cisco Mobility Express and CMX 10.2, their Beauty Lies in their Simplicity

In the time it takes to get up from your desk, walk downME_APs the hallway and make a cup of coffee, a Cisco Mobility Express enterprise-level wireless network can be configured and deployed. You don’t even have to be chained to your desk to configure the dashboard; it can all be done via a mobile app while you’re at the coffee machine.

Introduced on September 15th, Cisco Mobility Express is geared toward small to medium-sized organizations (about 150 employees) and delivers the same type of Cisco advanced features that larger companies get for a fraction of the cost. These preconfigured features are all based on Cisco best practices. Cisco Mobility Express has a virtualized control function on a master access point, which means that no physical WLAN controller appliance is required, with up to 24 APs serving as subordinates.

Following the recently introduced Cisco Aironet 1850 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point, we are introducing the Cisco Aironet 1830 Access Point. Both support the latest Wi-Fi standard: 802.11ac Wave 2. Due to an increase in bandwidth-intensive applications, Bring Your Own Device policies and the Internet of Things, studies show that within three years, wireless traffic is expected to triple. There is going to be a push for networks that support 802.11ac Wave 2 because they have the speed—three times faster than networks that support 802.11n—and bandwidth needed to support these extra devices.  Both the Aironet 1850 and 1830 access points can run in Mobility Express mode and other Cisco deployment modes.  Read More »

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Cisco Mobility Has Answers to Your Mobile IT Questions at CTIA MobileCON

Join us in Vegas this week at CTIA Super Mobility 2015, one of the biggest mobility shows in the country. We’re in the MobilCON space, the premier destination at CTIA where the best minds in business and enterprise IT converge to transform their organizations in this digital, connected era.

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You have questions? We have Answers…at the Bar. We are THE sponsor of the Answer Bar, stationed between Stage 1 and 3. Despite its name, our Cisco experts won’t be slinging cocktails but they will be slinging mobility and wireless know-how.

Check out our live demos, Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) and Enterprise Mobility Services Platform (EMSP). In the demos, see how you can gain valuable customer insights and personalize customer mobile experiences by leveraging your Wi-Fi network.

We’ll also have a portfolio of Cisco wireless products on display, including one of our new Wave 2 access points – the Aironet 1850 – as well as our award-winning Hyperlocation Solution.

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Racers, start your engines! In other exciting news, the official launch of our new Mobility Motor Mania game is happening right here at CTIA MobileCON. Come to the Answer Bar, put on your (virtual) racing helmet, and show off your mobility and wireless geekiness on the big screen for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. (The online launch is tomorrow, September 10, so check back on Twitter @Cisco_Mobility – play at home to see how well you stack up against your fellow mobility geeks.)

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Earn a lightsaber and be a Cisco Jedi this week. Watch our Read More »

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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – September 4, 2015

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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

Cisco and Apple Announce Partnership

This week, at our yearly Global Sales Experience Conference (GSX) in Las Vegas, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, surprised everyone by joining John Chambers on stage to announce an exciting new partnership between Apple and Cisco.

The two companies are coming together to optimize Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhones with Cisco environments and providing unique collaboration capabilities on iPhones and iPads.

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The big news expectedly created a lot of buzz, including this tweet from the Apple CEO:


Stay tuned for more details on how this will benefit our partners.  In the meantime, read what Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins had to say about combining the power of Cisco and Apple.

Karin Surber Asks if You’re Ready for a Fresh New Start

Karin always does a great job sharing sales tips and best practices for our partners. This week’s no different as she provides a clear path for partners to plan out their sales strategy for the year.

Karen lists 7 steps to optimize sales performance and achieve maximum Partner Plus incentives.  Take a moment to check out her full blog post as it’s sure to provide you with a head start for succeeding in FY16.

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ACG Research says “Cisco Continues Market Share Leadership in Mobility”

So the Summer of 2015 is quickly coming to a close here in New England, which means Fall is coming, and the leaves will soon begin to change color with the cooler temperatures. But according to ACC Research the Mobile Infrastructure is getting hot again, and starting to grow, which is great news.

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According to ACG Research since 2014 mobile operators have been shifting more of their expenditures from the RAN to the packet core and to IP backhaul to more efficiently and economically offload data traffic and deploy innovative new services. Read More »

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#CiscoChat: Benefits of Software-Defined WAN Solutions

Depending on the publications you favor or industry news sites you frequent, Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WANs) are either the next best thing on the network horizon, or a tech innovation that still needs to be met with just a hint of skepticism. Regardless of your stance, the question on most people’s mind is can this emerging technology deliver the benefits it promises?

Answering this question is critical.  Today’s WANs are becoming increasingly complex and in turn, difficult to manage.  And SD-WANs are garnering more headlines as organizations begin to turn to them for maximizing bandwidth without completely overhauling their networks. But just like any tech advancement, CIOs are cautious, still wondering if SD-WANs are indeed  ready for “prime time” and can be implemented without being difficult to manage and more importantly, not increasing the bottom line.

Many organizations are struggling to find their sweet spot when it comes to rapidly responding to new business opportunities, optimizing user experiences and controlling costs. This has become even more of a challenge with the proliferation of mobile devices, wide-spread adoption of cloud-based services and increasing use of high-bandwidth applications. Read More »

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