As I get ready to head to the airport to attend Cisco Live it has me thinking about the travel experience and how it relates to the collaboration experience. While some aspects of the travel experience can be quite pleasurable, there are many that aren’t – security screening, delays, BYOF (bring your own food), among others.
The same is true for collaboration. Just like every airline promotes similar amenities, many collaboration vendors promote “rich experiences”, especially for video, which sound very similar – HD, interoperability, standards, scalability. But the reality can sometimes be quite different: buffering, jitter, pixelization, dropped calls, and failed connections to name a few.
I believe experience matters and if we can provide consistent, predictable, rich experiences for users, then collaboration will flourish. This is what Cisco is focused on and I think we are far ahead of the competition. I encourage you to join me Read More »
Tags: cisco live, Cisco Live 2012, Cisco Live 2012 San Diego, collaboration, New Collaboration Experience, video
Last week, Cisco announced its latest Cisco Visual Networking Index Global IP Traffic Forecast, 2011-2016 from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The report showed that global Internet traffic is expected to grow four-fold over the forecast period, reaching 1.3 zettabytes annually by 2016. And the total number of network connections will grow to 19 billion, or 2 and half connections for every Read More »
Tags: ip traffic, mobile devices, Service Provider, video, visual networking index, vni
We recently concluded another NCTA Cable Show. Despite Boston’s cloudy weather, after hundreds of meetings with our cable service provider customers, the common pain points across the industry are clear. Cutting across geography, subscriber footprint, and budget, were the common challenges of responding to the threat of OTT content delivery, evolving existing infrastructure, and supporting multi-screen experiences.
When we launched Videoscape at CES 2011, we introduced a platform to leverage the inter-networking of cloud + network + client architectures. Videoscape enables our service provider customers to rapidly launch compelling new revenue generating services while transforming the cost structure of their network operations.
It is gratifying to see how our key principles are being appreciated by our MSO customers. We are helping our MSO customers evolve the home environment for their subscribers. This means supporting next generation services across proliferating devices, and bridging both managed and unmanaged device experiences. As our recently updated VNI data shows, the trend towards IP-enabled experiences is Read More »
Tags: cable, ncta, Service Provider, the cable show, video, videoscape
We were excited to see that the Internet Innovation Alliance(IIA) recently made a public announcement calling for expanded broadband Internet access to help military families stay connected with loved ones. The three key topics IIA discussed are communications needs that Cisco has consistently supported.
1. Video communication for active military provides our troops the opportunity to interact with their families in real-time. “From my experience, it is essential to the mental health and morale of our troops to be able to see and speak with family and friends,” said Afghanistan war veteran Rick Noriega, Colonel in the Texas Army National Guard and a former five-term member of the Texas House of Representatives from Houston. “I remember a priceless moment during my deployment to Afghanistan in 2005 when I was able to watch my son open his Christmas gifts over the Internet.” Read More »
Tags: Expanded broadband, IIA, Internet Innovations Alliance, Military personnel and families, telehealth, TelePresence, U.S. Department of Veterans' Office of Telehealth, VA's Home Telehealth Program, video
Early this year, ManageEngine successfully completed their second interoperability verification and testing (IVT) with medianet for its product NetFlow Analyzer through the medianet systems management Cisco Developer Network (CDN) program.
ManageEngine successfully completed the medianet IVT for NetFlow Analyzer in February 2012. NefFlow Analyzer supports the medianet features performance monitor and mediatrace.
NetFlow Analyzer leverages flow technologies to generate real-time traffic reports that help in getting visibility into the traffic patterns in the network. It provides:
- On-demand mediatrace poll for instant monitoring
- Threshold based alerts for key metrics
- Highly granular reports with extensive storage options
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Tags: business video, enterprise networks, ManageEngine, media monitoring, medianet, mediatrace, NetFlow Analyzer, performance monitor, rich media applications, video