There’s never an easy day in a hospital. When you have an IT infrastructure that is outdated and prone to breakdowns, a difficult job in the best circumstances can become a disheartened mess.
Roper St. Francis (RSF) is one of South Carolina’s leading healthcare organizations and is in the top 10% of hospitals in the United States. The RSF group is made up of three hospitals, 110 facilities and employs 5500 people and is growing. That growth comes with issues, as acquisitions have created confusion with 50 different phone and key systems and no real consistent Wi-Fi network.
The lack of a strong Wi-Fi network was the most troubling task facing RSF as doctors and staff had a difficult time finishing even their easiest jobs in a timely manner. Whether it was viewing patient records or documenting patient’s vital signs, the Wi-Fi network couldn’t keep up with the strain of the day-to-day tasks. Add in the countless mobile devices competing for the same bandwidth and the network often lost connectivity—usually at the most inopportune times.
To put it politely, the staff at RSF was feeling frustrated. Read More »
Tags: Cisco Aironet 3700, Cisco Aironet 3700 Series, Cisco Wi-Fi, cisco wireless network, Hospital wifi, IT infrastructure, Roper St. Francis, wireless network
It’s not every day that the Pope visits your city. But Sunday, September 27 in Philadelphia was not a normal day; it was the culmination of Pope Francis’s papal visit to the United States.
And Cisco was right in the thick of it.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese announced Read More »
Tags: Cisco Aironet 3700, Cisco Aironet 3700 Series, Cisco Mobility, Cisco Wireless, wifi, wireless network
Wi-Fi Calling, or voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi), is a setting that many people are currently using on their mobile devices, though some may be surprised to know that they’re even using it. The basic idea of how VoWiFi works is: instead of making phone calls over a cellular network, mobile devices chose a wireless network when that option is available.
As more people learn about VoWiFi, it Read More »
Tags: Cisco Voice over Wi-Fi, cisco wireless network, Voice-over Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Calling, wireless network
The Camden City School District in New Jersey is made up of 26 Schools with approximately 29 buildings that cater to 12,000 students and 2500 employees. The School District decided to go with Converged Access to enable a single pane of glass for the wired and wireless network, and drive better network performance with 802.11ac.
The Converged Access deployment at the School District is based on Catalyst 3850 and drives 30 Access Points in each Elementary School and 60 Access Points in each High School. Each building has three Catalyst 3850 switches per IDF, with one switch acting as a Mobility Controller, and others acting as Mobility Agents. They currently deploy Read More »
Tags: Cisco 5760 Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco Catalyst 3650 Switch, Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switches, mobility, wireless network
If you have been following Cisco Blogs, attending CiscoLive, or reading industry publications like Network World, you’ve probably heard about Cisco’s Intelligent WAN or IWAN solution. For those of you that haven’t been in the loop, have more questions, or are just plain curious about the Intelligent WAN, we have a short webinar series kicking off on the 6th of November at 10am PST. We will cover the important building blocks for architecting your hybrid WAN infrastructure including:
- Defining the Hybrid WAN
- In-depth technical analysis of Cisco’s Hybrid WAN Solution: IWAN
- How IWAN can help to lower your IT costs
If you belong to an IT organization that is centralizing applications in the public or private cloud to gain efficiencies or are migrating the Internet edge in your branch offices to take advantage of software as a service (SaaS) applications, then make sure you attend this live 60-minute webcast, the first of a four-part series. We will show you how a hybrid WAN architecture can help you deliver a consistently high-quality end-user experience while actually reducing your WAN operating costs.
Still not sure if IWAN is for you? Consider these other trends that might be happening in your enterprise network today that could end up causing many sleepless nights in the future:
- Mobile devices continue to proliferate, and high-bandwidth applications such as video are becoming more and more commonplace, putting pressure on the WAN.
- According to Nemertes, most organizations’ WAN budgets will remain flat or decline in 2015, meaning that adding bandwidth is often not an option.
Join our Cisco experts and bring your questions with you!
Tags: Intelligent WAN, IWAN, mobility, network infrastructure, WAN architecture, wireless, wireless network