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Can YOU Benefit from the Internet of Things?

June 17, 2014 at 5:30 am PST

Did you know . . .

  • there are currently about 2 connected devices for every human being on the planet?
  • more than 99 percent of things in the physical world are still not connected to the Internet?
  • analysts are predicting the world will reach 50 billion connected devices by 2020?

All over the world, sensors, smart objects, and other devices are connecting through the reach and power of the Internet.   Manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems– are also being connected through the power of the Internet.

And they’re dynamically generating, analyzing, and communicating intelligence to increase operational efficiency, visibility and control, power new business models, and improve quality of life.

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The Great Ike Borderless Networks Challenge Returns: The Security and Video Edition

With our last Borderless Challenge, more than 3,000 people jumped into the ring to participate; 30 individuals got all the answers right. And one lucky guy—Kevin B, a network engineer from Portland—earned a trip to Hawaii. Congratulations, Kevin!

In our newest challenge, we focus on Security and Video. Running from June 7 to June 28, the top prize winner will earn a trip to Cisco LIVE/Networkers in his/her choice of Acapulco, Mexico; Lima, Peru; or London. Other prizes include a Flip video camera or a Linksys Wireless Router.

To help us out, Jimmy Ray Purser and Robb Boyd will be dishing up a snack-sized edition of Techwise TV. They’ll provide an overview of three of our latest borderless innovations: ISE, a new centralized policy engine; Cisco Prime, which provides unified wired and wireless management; and Medianet, which automates the network for enhanced video and voice.

Watch this video to learn more about how you can participate.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Go to the contest site and register
  • Next, you’ll watch a mini TechWise TV episode focused on security and video
  • After that, you’ll watch another quick video. That one will feature our hero, Ike, applying his knowledge of borderless solutions to save the day.
  • And finally, you’ll take the challenge. That means responding to questions that test your knowledge of what you’ve learned through watching the two videos.

To learn more, go to http://gocis.co/il30Hr. And don’t forget to join the conversation at our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/CiscoBorderlessNetworks.

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Partner Summit 2011 Kicks Off in New Orleans

March 1, 2011 at 7:03 am PST

There’s a lot happening at our 15th Partner Summit—big news announcements for partners, not to mention keynotes, business breakout sessions, executive chats, and parties, too.

So what’s on tap for this week? To keep you in the know, we’ll have special Partner Update newscasts from New Orleans, so you don’t miss any of the Partner Summit news. And here’s what happened on day one of the event:

So what are we announcing this week?

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Virtual Tour of Virtual Partner Summit 2011

February 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm PST

Can you believe it? We’re less than a week away from Cisco’s Partner Summit! Many of you will likely be attending the event virtually—if you haven’t yet registered, please visit the Virtual Partner Summit registration page to sign up (it’s free). The virtual event runs March 1 through March 3.

But maybe you’re wondering, “all right, what’s so cool about this Virtual Partner Summit thing?”and “What exactly do you do inside a virtual event?”

Glad you asked! Join me on a quick tour of Virtual Partner Summit (or VPS for short) so you can find out…

When you enter for the first time, the friendly face of none other than Edison Peres Cisco’s SVP of WW Channels will greet you. He will provide some background and give you a quick rundown of what you’ll find inside VPS and help you navigate the environment.

Using the kiosk behind Edison, you’ll be able to visit the various rooms and areas in Virtual Partner Summit allowing you to attend keynotes, breakout sessions, network, earn prizes, watch replays, and join live video chats with Cisco executives and guest speakers. To get back to this main screen, just click Home from the kiosk or use the menu bar at the top of the page.

What else will you find in VPS?
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