Ok, so maybe you are starting to give in to the idea that, employees bringing personally owned tablets at work, is indeed not a fad and you have to deal with it. You have decided on a BYOD strategy that protects company and network resources, while (mostly?) satisfying user appetite for connectivity anywhere from any device.
Great! Now. Is your 802.11n wireless network capable of delivering the user experience that is associated with these new sleek gadgets?
If you thought your network is “good enough”, then think again. This client wave is about to disrupt everything in multiple ways.
- First, more devices on the network translate to significantly higher demands for bandwidth. In many cases bandwidth requirements can grow exponentially because the ratio of user to devices is no longer 1:1 but 1:2 and often 1:3. We therefore expect to see network utilization significantly rise over time.
- Second, tablet form factor now allows users to truly be mobile. Unlike laptops, users can now walk/move and be productive at the same time. This new type of behavior will increase the number of clients roaming between access points.
- Finally, it has been observed that tablets are primarily used for content consumption (as opposed to creation), and video is one of the predominant types of content being consumed, which further complicates bandwidth issues, but also creates new challenges.
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Tags: BandSelect, bandwidth, byod, CCX, Cisco Compatible Extensions, cleanair, ClientLink, iPad, iphone, mobile devices, rich media, Secure Fast Roaming, Tablets, video, videostream, wi-fi, wifi, wireless network, wlan
One of many overlooked areas where manufacturers are finding real productifity and efficiency gains is in the Warehouse. Sure, Supply Chain Agility is key to the global recovery, but some companies are still not using the best technologies to address their business imperatives.
Cisco has most the best wireless LAN technologies available – market gains and customer adoption shows that. But then I would say that wouldn’t I? Remember we do have the best people in Cisco in my view – check out my last blog on Wireless Innovation to prove it.
But we don’t try to do absolutely everything ourselves. We recognize that there are other companies out there that have the same customer-centric focus that Cisco has.
Intermec is one of those companies. Cisco has been working with Intermec for years. We have joint RFID and Barcode based solutions and many of the Intermec devices are certified as Cisco Compatible interoperability tested. I recently met up with Dan Albaum, Intermec’s Senior Director of Marketing. Dan told me that the technology continues to evolve and told me about the events Intermec had set up to spread the word.
Intermec have recently announced a refreshed product lin and is running events in various cities, some events for Intermec partners to understand the value propositions for their customers, and some aimed at customers and prospects showing how the Cisco Wireless LAN compatible devices and end points can address their business care-abouts.
San Francisco, CA: 8th June - Partners: Register here; 9th June – Customers: Register here.
Plano, TX: 13th June – Partners: Register here; 14th June – Customers: Register here.
Toronto, ON: 15th June – Partners: Register here; 16th June – Customers: Register here.
Houston, TX: 16th June – Partners: Register here; 17th June – Customers: Register here.
There’s also a great opportunity for Cisco resellers to learn about how Intermec and the Cisco and Intermec Mobile warehouse Solution can help them build their Manufacturing Industry practice on 23rd June (more info on registering for that webex event here).
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Tags: barcode, Cisco CleanAir technology, Cisco Unified Wireless Network, clean air, cleanair, ClientLink, innovation, intermec, LAN, management, mse, rfid, supply chain, videolink, videostream, Warehouse, wcs, wireless, wireless network, wlan, WNBU
Wow – I’m impressed. We have the best folks in Cisco. I’m sure of it. The best in the industry. And I don’t just mean me (he jests)!
No, really, Cisco’s innovation is ‘on fire’ as John Chambers puts it. I’m not just saying that because I work at Cisco. I’m saying it because I meet up with folks every day at Cisco who simply impress me with their down-and-out inventiveness. It might be products, processes or business architectures. Whatever it is, I’m often left thinking we have to tell our customers about that.
Innovators – here are just a couple I found at Cisco - more where they came from! Actually Neil Dieder, Tech Leader, and Walt Shaw, Sr. Prod. Line Mgr, both from WNBU, the Cisco Wireless Networking Business Unit.
I speak to many customers at Executive Briefings (EBCs) and they echo my sentiment. When I talk about what we’re doing in the manufacturing industry, many of them say ‘Wow, I didn’t know Cisco did that!’ Well, I guess that’s the purpose of the EBC. Bring the customer to Cisco to tell them stuff they don’t know. Add that to what they do know and, well, they’re going to make a more informed decision.
It’s hard to choose one innovation since there are so many, but since my blogs are about manufacturing, I decided to talk about something that, on the surface is not all that exciting. Wireless Networking. Been around for years right? Right. Easy-peasy, right? Wrong! Read More »
Tags: Cisco CleanAir technology, Cisco Unified Wireless Network, clean air, cleanair, ClientLink, innovation, LAN, management, mse, videolink, videostream, wcs, wireless, wireless network, wlan, WNBU
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This show features a little something for everyone – see you after the jump…
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Tags: borderless, Borderless Networks, Cisco CleanAir, cleanair, JimmyRay_Purser, mobility, MPLS-TP, robb boyd, SBA, TechWiseTV, videostream, wifi