South Island School in Hong Kong is made up of students from around the world, with 1,400 students from over 35 countries. One value that sets the school apart is its commitment to using technology in the classroom. For instance, every student has a laptop that they use to access e-books, watch educational videos, and complete homework assignments. Some exams are even taken digitally.
With wireless devices used daily by every student and faculty member, a stable network connection is almost as important as pencil and paper in classrooms. South Island School’s existing Cisco network had reached end of life, and the school needed to refresh the infrastructure with a network that could meet bandwidth needs for years to come.
“We looked at other vendors, but we were extremely impressed with how the existing Cisco equipment performed over the years,” says Victor Alamo, ICT manager at South Island Schools. “By upgrading to the latest Cisco access points and switches, we’d have an infrastructure that would keep up with our needs.” Read More »
Tags: Aironet 3702 Access Points, Catalyst 3850, Catalyst 4507E, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, mobility, Supervisor Engine 8-E, wireless
“Collaboration” usually means “people working together productively by sharing voice, video, and data”. Inside Cisco, the standard idea of Collaboration includes a lot of IT Technology, like:
- all voice-based Unified Communication (that is, all IP Telephony from hardware and software phones, and all Unity voicemail, and all Contact Centers)
- all Video conferencing (from Jabber or WebEx clients, video phones, desktop video, room TP, and immersive TP),
- all streaming video like Cisco TV (IP/TV) for large multicast events, and
- software clients like email, web sites and blog sites and document repository sites, Jabber IM, voice and video, and WebEx voice, video and data
But sometimes Collaboration means more. For example, Cisco IT likes to say that we “enable people to collaborate with any device, from anywhere, at any time” which really expands the scope of collaboration. Read More »
Tags: any device, byod, Cisco IT, cisco on cisco, coc-collaboration, collaboration, global, mobility, productivity
I have just returned from a very interesting and jammed-packed week at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. A record 93,000 plus people are estimated to have attended this year’s premier technology festival. Much has changed in the industry over the last year since I reported my observations of MWC 2014. However, what is most remarkable is how the boundaries of mobility continue to expand and morph – everything now seems to be mobile? As such, the show offers a fascinating glimpse into the future of technology and the major social and business shifts that we can expect in the next few years.
The following are my personal observations and extrapolations from the show Read More »
Tags: 5G, business models, Cisco, IoT, mobile, mobile data, mobile devices, mobile networks, mobile operators, mobile world congress, mobility, monetization, MWC 2015, NFV, service providers, small cells, wi-fi
When I talk to service providers around the world, many of them tell me how difficult it is to capture intelligent information about their customers’ mobile usage, including whom their top customers are, which social media sites are being accessed, and what information is being streamed live. What’s more, mobile data and usage continues to grow exponentially which will make capturing this information even more difficult over time. According to the most recent Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast by 2019, there will be over 21 billion mobile connections. In addition, mobile data traffic will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 57 percent, reaching 24.3 exabytes per month by 2019.
Now, mobile service providers need to better manage all Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco Cloud Service, Cisco Mobility IQ, Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI), Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, InterCloud, Mobile World Congress 2015, mobility, MWC15, service providers, wifi
We’re always looking for ways to improve the experience at Cisco tradeshows and other events. There’s free Wi-Fi. And attendees can download the Cisco Events app (powered by GenieConnect by Lanyon) for information about all global events. This includes conference agendas, surveys, interactive maps, a network connection, speaker and exhibitor listings, and more.
We’ve just taken another big step, with indoor wayfinding. The debut was at a Cisco sales event in London, held November 12-14, 2014. Attendees could see their current location on the app’s interactive event map, making it easier to find their way around. They also learned about upcoming sessions, games, and other news from banner ads that the events team swapped out throughout the day, without any involvement from the IT team. Read More »
Tags: Cisco IT, cisco on cisco, coc-enterprise-networks, collaboration, EMSP, events app, GPS, location, location based services, mobility