Over the last several years, the role of an enterprise workforce has evolved from a select few mobile-enabled employees to a robust, global network equipped with advanced capabilities at their fingertips. As this workforce grows and evolves, how can enterprises, specifically their IT departments capitalize on opportunities available through mobility while meeting their ever-increasing workforce expectations?
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Today we are launching a blog series featuring Vine-format videos that will highlight key insights from a recent Cisco whitepaper, “Six Essential Steps for Unleashing the Power of Enterprise Mobility.” In the coming weeks, we will be examining each step enterprises can take to enable new and more efficient ways of working in today’s mobile world. Today’s post highlights the first phase – How enterprises can build a mobile structure. Just as any building project should begin with efficient planning, here is a quick checklist to guide your own mobile strategy development:
1. Clearly articulate roles around the what, how, where, which, who and when.
For many enterprises, planning can take a back seat as increased mobility keeps IT departments reacting to the influx of requests for mobile devices to receive wireless access. Too often, enterprises can find themselves focusing on only one aspect of mobility. For a system-wide approach that keeps application performance, security and rich experiences top-of-mind, enterprises must develop a comprehensive mobile strategy. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, enterprise mobility, mobile, mobile device, mobility, network, wi-fi, wifi, wireless, wireless network
Editor’s Note: This blog post was co-written by Dr. Brendan O’Brien, who is authoring the post, and Dr. James Little, technical lead for CMX Analytics in Cisco’s Wireless Networking Group.
This year’s CiscoLive! in Orlando with over 20000 visitors was selected as an ideal opportunity to test and prove CMX Analytics over a large venue with high volume usage.
This year’s CiscoLive! was spread over two huge venues of the Orange County Convention Centre and the Peabody Hotel between June 23rd-27th. Over two and a half days, approximately 40,000 different devices were detected using CMX Analytics. (This figure is not uncommon any longer, assuming 50% of people had WiFi on and most of us had 2 or more devices)
The main purpose of the Wi-Fi network at CiscoLive! is to provide a high quality service to all attendees, providing CMX Analytics with its toughest test yet. With a peak of around 15,000 connected devices on the opening day serviced by 750 access points and 1500 radios, the challenge was to see how well CMX could take the raw numbers and translate it into insights on the movements of the delegates.
Let me break down some of the reports for you:
In the table above, CMX Analytics shows:
- The second floor being busier than the 1st, 3rd or 4th during lunchtime. as expected with the catering facilities located there.
- The World of Solutions was also busy over this period as it was a break between sessions.
- The keynote areas are expectedly quiet during this time. Read More »
Tags: digital, location, location analytics, location based services, location-based, mobile, mobility, municipal, nice, outdoor, services, wi-fi, wi-fi analytics, wifi, wifi analytics, wireless
When? Thursday, August 8, 2013 @ 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Where? Twitter Chat
The explosive growth in mobility is transforming the ways in which we live, learn, play and, in particular, work. Every dimension of our business lives stands to change: whom we work with and when, where, how, and why we work — all will be impacted.
The ultimate goal of business mobility is to drive increased productivity, heightened customer experience, and harmonious work-life balance. Business mobility offers freedom for knowledge workers beleaguered by accelerating demands on their time and talents; with it, they can take control of their success at work while protecting their personal lives. And, increasingly, it is the knowledge workers themselves who are driving these sweeping changes in the workplace.
But how can service providers and enterprises embrace the disruption?
Join us this Thursday, August 8th at 10am PST/1pm EST for a TweetChat on how next-generation knowledge workers are accelerating the disruption in business mobility. Follow #CiscoYourWay to join in on the discussion. I’ll be tweeting from my own handle @Spain_Chris. Read More »
Tags: #ciscoyourway, b-y-o-d, byod, Cisco, Enterprise, mobility, Service Provider, technology, tweetchat, twitter, wi-fi, wifi, wireless
It’s a nightmare out there. School districts’ wireless networks now have to support teachers, students, and staff – all touting desktops, tablets, smartphones, and/or laptops. For some in IT, knowing who is accessing what using what on the network (a confusing statement itself) could very well be cosmic chaos; for others, it is simply a black hole of the unknown.
For those IT professionals in the know…life becomes much simpler with Cisco Prime Infrastructure, part of the Cisco BYOD Solutions for K12 Education. Cisco Prime simplifies network management and improves operational efficiency with converged wired and wireless management. Here are a few ways that Prime Infrastructure makes life easier for IT: Read More »
Tags: 802.11ac, bring your own device, byod, Cartoon, Cisco Prime Infrustracture, cleanair, education, Google, K-12, K12, mobility, prime, wireless
Hey folks, I’m back in the blogosphere to make a super exciting announcement.
The Cisco Aironet 3600 Series Access Point with its purpose built best-in-class Wireless performance, industry’s first and only Enterprise Class AP to support 802.11n with 4×4 MIMO architecture, and signature modular design was launched in January 2012 at Cisco Live! London. Cisco was first to market with an 802.11ac wave 1 solution and first to be published with WiFi Alliance certification. Just 18 months since launching, the flagship 3600 AP has now surpassed the ONE MILLION mark in units shipped!
We designed the access point with modular architecture in mind to give our customers more flexibility for upcoming technological innovations in the wireless space. Since the initial launch, we have announced three exciting modules tailored to help our customers meet their wireless needs: Wireless Security and Spectrum Intelligence, 3G Small Cell, and most recently 802.11ac Wave 1. The modules have been extremely successful, having deployed 40K units of the .11ac module and 10K units of the Wireless Security and Spectrum Intelligence module, which speaks volumes about the versatility of the 3600 Access Point. Read More »
Tags: #80211ac, 1 million, 11ac, 3600AP, 4x4, 802.11ac, access point, Aironet, AP3600, Cisco, gigabit, mimo, radio module, wi-fi, wifi, wireless, wlan