Next week, I’ll be at Cisco Live in London to participate in some exciting Borderless Network activities. We will be hosting short presentations related to Borderless Networks such as Application Velocity, the new Cisco Catalyst Compact Switches, Cisco EnergyWise, and more.
We will also be kicking off the special version of the Borderless Challenge at the Borderless Challenge Theater located in the World of Solutions. The Cisco 3D Borderless Challenge is a competition that tests your knowledge of Cisco Borderless Networks innovations, especially in routing solutions. You will be able to compete with your peers for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Plus, you can take your picture with Ike and post this on our Borderless Networks Facebook wall for fun! Also, be sure to see the Global Online Borderless Challenge for a chance to win a trip to Hawaii!
Borderless 3D Challenge Show Times:
Tuesday, February 1 -- 11:00 and 16:00, 18:30, and 19:30
Wednesday, February 2 -- 10:45 and 15:45 and 18:15
Don’t forget to stop by the Borderless Networks booth to experience how Cisco Borderless Networks can transform the way that IT governs networks by linking users, devices, applications, and business processes together.
Borderless Networks Demonstrations:
AnyConnect Secure Mobility – Learn how toprovide easy and secure access on the user device of choice while enforcing consistent security policies
Borderless Network Services -- Connect people, information, and devices securely, reliably, and seamlessly with Cisco Catalyst Switches
Borderless Energy Management – See our energy management architecture to monitor, manage, and optimize energy use with Cisco EnergyWise.
Cisco CleanAir Technology – Learn how to enable mobile devices with enterprise-class 802.11n and wireless interference protection.
Cisco Application Velocity Experience -- Maximize user experience for any application, optimize resource utilization, and increase reliability with Cisco Application Velocity
Secure Cloud – Learn how to increase application survivability and optimize branch infrastructure with UCS Express on ISR G2; enable cloud security with ScanSafe and Ironport
Experience Demo -- Experience how Borderless Networks can transform a retail environment, powered by: ISR, Catalyst Switches, Mobility and more.
For more information about the demos, please go to the following website. Hope to see you at the show!
“Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.” -Michael Porter
There’s been some interesting coverage this week about President Obama’s State of the Union address. And while pundits on all sides debate the ideologies as well as the details, it’s easy to agree on one of his key points – that innovation is the key to getting the economy and the country back on track.
Given the importance of innovation, isn’t it worth taking a fresh look at innovation itself? Many “innovations” such as the Declaration of Independence, the Apollo Space Program, even clever ad campaigns, were all realized by having several smart people in one place to develop ideas together. But now that’s all changed.
Following on the success of the first Borderless Challenge, today Cisco launches a new contest. Running from January 25th thru February 17th, this new challenge will demonstrate how to effectively deploy cloud services and deliver high-quality video from anywhere in the network.
Register to participate and you could win a trip to Hawaii or a Flip video camera.
Here’s Marie Hattar, Vice President of Borderless Networks Marketing, to talk about this exciting new contest.
“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.”
- William Blake.
Looking back, the first decade of this millennium could ultimately be viewed as an age of excess. From securities, SUV’s and PDA’s to business travel, there was arguably too much focus on quantity and not enough on quality. This “more is better” attitude was also visible in the world of I.T. – particularly when it came to branch offices. But that’s all changing now.
I.T. people know all too well how many services are required to run remote sites in a growing business: routing, switching, applications, security, voice, mobility, and more recently, virtualization and video. During the “go-go years” from 2000-2008, some just kept deploying more and more dedicated appliances in more locations to deliver ever more functionality to try to keep their companies’ top lines growing faster than their competitors.
Brad Boston, Cisco Senior Vice President in the Global Government Solutions Group, discusses the recent milestones in Cisco’s Internet Router in Space program, including the first-ever software upgrade of an Internet Protocol router aboard a commercial satellite while in orbit, as well as completing the industry’s first VoIP call made without the use of any terrestrial infrastructure to route the call.