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
Clustering technology lets you easily configure and manage your wireless access points.
The success of your business depends on the ability of your employees to stay connected to applications and customers, and to work productively throughout your business location. More and more small companies rely on wireless networks to give their employees greater mobility and flexibility, and to support partners and guests at the business site. But configuring, securing, and managing your growing wireless networks can be daunting, especially for small businesses without an IT department.
How can small companies cost-effectively address these demands and realize the full benefits of business-class wireless mobility? One way to simplify this task is to install a clustering wireless access point.
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Tags: access point, clustering, small business, wireless network
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
Earlier this month, Cisco hosted an event at ARISE Charter High School in Oakland, CA to bring attention to the importance of wireless internet for education. Over 200 students went home with Valet Wireless Home Routers, to start their own wireless network at home. Here’s a brief snapshot of the event!
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Tags: ARISE Charter High, Cisco, Valet, wireless network
Make sure your wireless LAN can support the growing number of mobile devices and the increase in complex data traffic
A wireless network delivers several advantages for small businesses: convenience (no wires!), mobility (access the network from anywhere), and cost (wireless is cheaper to set up and reconfigure than a wired LAN), among others. If you’re already a wireless user and are using it for your small business, you’ll want to take steps to manage and improve the performance. After all, the amount of complex data being transferred over networks today demands high performance—not to mention the proliferation of various mobile devices relying on your wireless network. Read More »
Tags: mobility, small business, wireless network, wireless networking