I recently returned from Seoul, South Korea, where I gave the keynote address at the 2012 KISDI International Conference. My talk, “The Next Generation of the Internet—Revolutionizing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn,” focused on the key trends shaping the next generation of the Internet and the implications for players in the ITC industry and government policy/regulation. However, based on what I observed in Seoul, much of the future has already arrived in South Korea.
Besides the ultra-modern skyscrapers of Seoul, South Korea has the highest domestic penetration rate of Read More »
Tags: broadband, Cisco, devices, IBSG, Korea, mobile, ott, policy, research, Service Provider, Smartphones, South Korea, survey, wi-fi
Last year at Interop New York, Sujai Hajela, VP/GM Cisco Wireless presented a Keynote: Mobility and the Social Enterprise. He asked the audience to show a raise of hands to see how many devices people were carrying. As you would expect, there were plenty of people with 5 or more devices—some with as many as 7!
Similar to IT industry veterans, college students are also gadget geeks. Charles E. Spurgeon, Senior Network Architect at the University of Texas sees most students carrying 2-3 devices—typically a laptop, smartphone and some students also carry iPads. Last Wednesday, more than 2 million pre-orders were placed within 24 hours of Apple announcing the iPhone 5—I’m sure many college students, Interop attendees, and gadget geeks were among those first orders.
So what’s an IT director to do with all these devices on their network? How do you design a network to accommodate the influx of users, devices, and applications on your wireless network?
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Tags: 802.11n, high density, wi-fi
We recently recorded a webinar on Pervasive Wireless for BYOD. If you missed the webinar, you can find a recording of it here. During the session there were a number of great questions that came up and we felt it would be good to post them on the Cisco Mobility Blog. Here is a selection of the most informative questions from the session:
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Tags: 802.11ac, byod, Hotspot, wi-fi, wlan
I know BYOD is hitting close to home when I’m receiving notices from the local middle and high schools requiring students to bring their own tablets to class. It is efforts like these that show BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) as more than simply a marketing term being thrown around by various network vendors—it’s undeniably real and it’s all around us.
With that in mind, the promise of BYOD will come with its challenges—the deployment and management risks involved threaten to be a major headache for IT managers if they are not properly prepared for it. When it comes to wireless networks, preparing and planning for potential future technological trends is always a best practice. We know our customers will be faced with the challenge of preparing for BYOD, and we want to help. That’s why we are hosting a webinar called Pervasive Wireless for BYOD.
We plan to discuss how to best prepare your network for the challenges and management risks inherent to a BYOD deployment:
- New user expectations in an evolving workplace landscape.
- The enterprise no longer owns the mobile devices accessing the network.
- IT has lost visibility and control of user devices and applications.
With BYOD, anywhere, anytime, any device usage is expected from the user, and the workplace is now globally dispersed with users touting mixed wireless devices. This paradigm shift calls for dramatic changes in how IT controls and manages users, devices, and applications. It is critical to be aware of these challenges when planning, deploying and managing your network for BYOD.
To give you a taste of what is included in the webinar; here are four steps we will be discussing:
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Tags: 802.11n, Aironet, byod, Enterprise, wi-fi, wireless, wlan
A few years back, I was traveling in the Southwest. Since I needed to work while on the road, I made reservations for a hotel that advertised in-room WiFi. I guess I should have paid attention to the disclaimer that the hotel was “not responsible for errors or omissions.” The IT vendor that installed the hotel’s WiFi network had apparently forgotten the WiFi. And wired access. And any connections of any sort.
But I had work to do, so I headed to the lobby in search of a WiFi signal and a quiet corner. Unfortunately, the only thing that was quiet was the WiFi network. Even in the coffee shop. The barista served up a mean macchiato but still no WiFi.
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Tags: hospitality, pervasive wireless, webinar, wi-fi, wireless