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A Closer Look: Utica Community Schools Enables Anytime, Anywhere Learning

After the great success of our last K-12 webinar, it’s clear there’s a lot of interest in how mobile devices and wireless technology can play a key role in K-12 schools.

In my last post, I mentioned that I spent some time with the Utica Community School system in Utica,MI observing how they have implemented a Cisco Wireless Network solution for their schools. We now have a video case study which is listed here.

In this video, the Utica Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Christine Johns discusses how the school system views the importance of creating a collaborative classroom which is enabled through Cisco wireless technology.

John Graham, the Executive Director of Information Technology discusses requirement that the technology must be reliable and easy to deploy and maintain. He highlights the ease of deployment with the Cisco solution including the Cisco Aironet 2600 while also providing some insight into the importance of some of Cisco’s Technology solutions such as CleanAir and Clientlink that are essential to operating a high density wireless network that is reliable on a day to day basis.

Lastly, Craig Mathias from the Farpoint Group, who recently published a white paper on the needs of the Mid-Market wireless networks  was invited to observe the network in action. Read More »

How to Watch a Webinar in Two Steps

This may seem intuitive to some of you, but just in case, here are TWO easy steps to watch a webinar on our new community (under Fun & Learning)

1. The video player with your webinar will have a play button. Hit the play button, and this screen will pop up.

  • If you already have a BrightTalk account, then login and you can watch the webinar now!
  • If you’re new, simply hit Register and follow just one more easy step.


2. Register with BrightTalk by filling in the fields and hit Proceed


Congratulations! Now you can watch all the webinars on our BrightTalk channel without any more hassle!


Take the Cisco Unified Access Challenge to WIN an Adventure of a Lifetime!



It’s easy! Just three simple steps to be in the running to win the adventure of a lifetime.

1. Go to

2. Watch a short video on Unified Access

3. Click the button: “Begin Challenge” and enter to become a Cisco VIP guest for a day.

Winners will take a cool behind-the-scenes tour in one of the main Cisco global centers—Silicon Valley, Bangalore, or London. Then venture out to the surrounding sites for your custom adventure. Or you could be one of 10 second-place winners who will receive an iPad.

Connected Shoppers: Cisco CTO Bob Friday at NRF

Mobile devices have gone mainstream, and shoppers have become to rely on smart phones for their primary source of information while making a purchase decision. Bob Friday, Cisco CTO in the Wireless Networking Group, presents on connecting shoppers through mobility and shares highlights from his Big Ideas session at the National Retail Conference in January.

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Geeking out with Techwise TV: Cisco Unified Access

It’s been revealed: Best-in-class wired and wireless networks are now married into One Network. 

The last component of our Unified Access platform, one network joins one policy and one management to create a strong, intelligent platform to help IT and the business meet the challenges of a connected world. Tech megatrends such as BYOD and the Internet of Everything aren’t so scary when you have unified policy to mitigate risks, unified management to handle network administration, and unified network to support all those devices pouring into the workplace.

Join our favorite geeks Robb Boyd and Jimmy Rae Purser as they take us on a comprehensive overview of what Unified Access offers by dissecting the unified solution into one policy, one management, one network.