On March 2 at Mobile World Congress, Robert Franks, Managing Director, Digital Commerce at Telefónica UK and Cisco’s Kelly Ahuja, SVP, Service Provider Business, Products & Solutions, had a standing-room only crowd as part of the “Personalizing the Consumer Experience” keynote.
During their session, they emphasized how they could understand the consumer as a digital stream of information, not simply isolated pieces of information. That stream of information, combined with in-person location details, can help both service providers and enterprises improve the experience for their consumer customers. Both Kelly and Robert recognized that the data has always been available, but it wasn’t easily accessible. Now Telefónica and Cisco are working together to find ways to use that information to provide a better experience for consumers.
Kelly summarized it well by stating that “personalization is going to be the key to determine the consumer experience.” Audience members agreed with what was said in real-time tweets.
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Tags: mobile world congress, mwc, privacy, security, Service Provider, wi-fi, wireless
It is now March. It actually hailed here in Huntington Beach, but we’ll call it snow for the novelty. It’s always neat to see things like this happen here in Southern California mainly because things like snow rarely seems to happen. We freak out on rainbows. Get the picture?
Well to keep things sane here locally, I asked my brethren Wireless Product Manager, Nasser Tarazi to take a few minutes to talk about his new Cisco WAP131.
Here’s a few nuggets about the new WAP131:
The new WAP131
- The WAP131 supports concurrent dual band radios for improved coverage and performance
- Designed for Desktop/tabletop deployment
- It can be powered by a PoE Switch using the WAP131’s PoE ethernet port, meaning less cabling demands for deployment
- Works out of the box
- Quick and easy deployment
- Free feature upgrades
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- A good product to replace the popular WAP4410N
Simply put, this new wireless access point is a perfect upgrade for those who were previously using a single wireless router (network-in-a box) for their small business networking needs. Nasser adds, “We are providing our customers with affordable yet highly reliable, secure wireless solutions. The new Cisco WAP131 is yet another example”.
Quick note, Nasser’s son used his GoPro to video this piece, pretty good for his first attempt. Maybe the next video we will show Nasser snowboarding!
That is all for now. Thank you for spending some time with us.
Tags: Cisco, network, PoE+, port, rout, small business, wireless
CES and NRF kicked off 2015 with a bang, and as usual, showed us that there is no shortage of gadgets and dashboards to help businesses solve their every need.
From an IT perspective, choosing the right tools to solve each technology challenge should involve a full evaluation the merits of feature sets, while balancing the (rapidly shrinking) budget. But the business doesn’t wait – IT is flanked by consumer-mindset-driven employees and visionary execs eager to stay on top of buzz words like Big Data and Analytics.
Not coincidentally, we’re witnessing IT budgets shift over to Line of Business (LoB), a clear nod towards the business relevance of digital engagement.
In fact, 44% of mobility initiatives are now either completely funded or jointly funded by Line of Business (LoB) leaders.
This is a great opportunity for IT to align with LoB interests and drive programs that allow LoB and IT to successfully deliver business outcomes together using technology.
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Tags: analytics, beacons, Cisco CMX, wireless
The Cisco Enterprise Mobility group uses this mobility blog as a platform to provide you the most up-to-date information about our products and solutions, showcasing our thought-leadership in the mobility industry and innovative and comprehensive portfolio. So let’s revisit some of those topics we covered over the last year.
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Tags: bandwidth, beacons, customer behavior, data analysis, mobility, wifi, wireless
The brisk inflation of 802.11ac in the Wi-Fi industry is evident from the large stream of wireless products entering the market with a stamp of the latest IEEE wireless standard. With that said, the Outdoor Wi-Fi Market is certainly not staying behind to join the 802.11ac bandwagon either. Cisco recently launched industry’s first 4×4, three spatial streams outdoor 802.11ac access point – Aironet 1570 series AP.
Taking into consideration an outdoor environment’s lively nature with the least multipath opportunities, and the presence of trees, high rises, and open spaces, it’s crucial to have a robust wireless solution to achieve the true benefits of 802.11ac. Miercom’s recent report helps find out the answer to the most ideal outdoor 802.11ac solution question. A comprehensive performance analysis on 802.11ac Outdoor Access Points, this third party vendor test report comprises of throughput performance, consistency and feature tests for flagship outdoor access points from three vendors including Cisco AP1572, Aruba AP275, and Ruckus APT300.
The report encompasses four major tests which provide an outlook of the performance capabilities of each access point in a real world environment. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from each test analysis.
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Tags: #80211ac, iPhone 6 performance, iphone6, Miercom, Outdoor WiFi, wi-fi, wireless