While employee work flexibility and increased job satisfaction are strong reasons to consider teleworking solutions, the latest report from the Telework Research Network shows that there are even more compelling reasons to support teleworking at your business.
Can you imagine a world where teleworking was the norm? In their U.S. report, the research organization identifies potential national savings of over $700 BILLION a year if those with compatible jobs and a desire to work from home did so just half the time. The Telework Research Network paints a pretty picture with these potential savings:
A typical business would save $11,000 per person per year
The telecommuters would save between $2,000 and $7,000 a year
The oil savings would equate to over 37% of our Persian Gulf imports
The greenhouse gas reduction would be the equivalent of taking the entire New York State workforce permanently off the road.
You don’t need to be a finance person to see that this is one bandwagon businesses need to jump onto!
Don’t know where to start? It’s easy, and Cisco’s here to help.
The Cisco OfficeExtend 600 solution helps businesses enable teleworkers by extending wireless and wired access to the corporate network to the workers home or remote office locations. The OfficeExtend solution provides secure access to the corporate network to deliver the same comprehensive access to business services that workers would get in main business office. Additionally, a corporate wired or wireless Cisco IP phone can be added to improve collaboration for teleworkers.
In addition, the teleworker can also setup personal wireless or wired access for personal use in their home or remote office. The data traffic from the personal access is segmented and does not have access to the corporate network. This give the worker the flexibility to have a single Access Point in the home for work related access as well as personal networking activities while knowing that their corporate data traffic is fully secured.
Takeaway: The Cisco Enterprise Wireless group helps networking and IT professionals stay informed and get the most out of Cisco’s products and solutions, while displaying thought leadership on major technological trends. For 2012, there were 10 posts that stood out from the rest.
Cisco Enterprise Wireless products and solutions continue to grow in the enterprise space, providing best-in-class wireless infrastructure for many businesses and organizations. Out of our blogs this year, including detailed case studies of how enterprises utilize Cisco products and solutions, best practices from successful deployments, overviews of thought leadership webinars, and more, ten posts stood out from the rest.
So what makes 7.4 so special? We specifically chose each feature with the goal of creating an uncompromised user-experience while keeping wireless network administrators happy by making it easy manage their WLAN more efficiently. The 7.4 release specifically focuses on four main pillars:
Quality of Experience for Wireless Users
Improved Security & Spectrum intelligence
Improved performance for small deployments
Ability to deploy innovative IT services using mobile apps
This is our third preview of what Cisco will be showcasing at the 102nd National Retail Federation Convention and Expo on January 14 and 15, 2013 in New York City.
We’ll be showcasing Cisco Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Smart Solution and see the technology that enables you to support mobile access that’s both easy and secure. Come learn how you can improve employee productivity and customer service with a highly secure BYOD environment.
Please watch this video about the BYOD demonstration and then mark your calendar to join us at Cisco Booth #252 at NRF 2013. I look forward to seeing you there!
The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re like me, you can’t forget it with the traffic pick up as more folks are heading to stores to shop for friends and family after work.
This season, retailers are trying harder than ever to reach their customers, and given mobile device usage is going through the roof (with an estimated 16B devices by 2016), mobility is a communications vehicle that venues are trying to leverage.
Cisco recently released a solution – Connected Mobile Experiences – that helps organizations, such as retailers, engage customers through mobility with relevant content, based on where they are within the store. The solution uses real-time indoor location gathered from the Cisco wi-fi network as well as key pieces provided by our partners.
You won’t want to miss seeing Connected Mobile Experiences in action at National Retail Federation 2013 in New York, January 14-15, booth #252. For more information, visit www.cisco.com/go/nrf.