Welcome to 2016.
I wanted to provide a quick update as we start the new year.
First off, if you did not know, we have a fantastic Small Business support community. There are sections for Routing, Switching, and of course Wireless. In each section you will find a repository of videos on demand on. You will have to register, but it is a quick process. Be sure to check out the knowledge base for our support documents. We also have our device emulators there on the community. The Small Business Support Community Team has been hard at work at improving the already great community, stay tuned for continued improvements.
Now for the good stuff. Yes I saved the best for last…
We have some new products coming up. We have new routers: four new models with web filtering, a VDSL2/Ethernet Wireless AC model, an ADSL2+/Ethernet Wireless-N model, a whole host of new Wireless Access points including a new outdoor model, and a new high-end 500 Series Indoor model.
New switching models include 250 and 350 PoE models adding a whopping sixteen new models.
These new Cisco Small Business products will help you to connect to more, do more for your business, and your business outcomes. Remember, these new models work the best when integrated with other Cisco Small Business models. We have the best support team in the industry. But I’ll save that for another day.
Thanks for spending a few minutes with us.
Marc and Team.
Tags: business, Cisco, dsl, ethernet, Internet of Everything, network, router, Service Provider, small, switch, VLAN, vpn, wi-fi, wifi, wireless
The great thing about Mobility Express is that it allows you to easily deploy a robust, feature-packed wireless network. The deployment is based for small to medium-sized businesses, so the chances are good that IT support may be lacking from these organizations. And the idea of setting up and running their own wireless network might be a bit intimidating for people without a lot of tech knowledge.
No matter how much tech experience you have, Cisco has you covered. Presenting a new, five-minute video that succinctly and clearly breaks down how simple it is to set up Mobility Express.
The video’s presenter, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Shivesh Ganotra, walks you through the steps it takes to have a new Wi-Fi network deployed in no time. From unboxing the product to getting it up-and-running, no detail is spared—you’ll be confident in your ability to successfully run Mobility Express once you’re done watching this short video. To watch the video, please go here.
For more information, comments, or questions follow us on Twitter @Cisco_Mobility.
Tags: Aironet 1830, Aironet 1850, Cisco Mobility Express, wi-fi, wireless network
I remember when I started working, laptops were something that executives could borrow from the company. Those laptops were clunky and connected via dial-up to the company’s modem banks, but they allowed us to continue to stay productive even when we traveling to visit customer sites. Over time, laptops became more prevalent, allowing us to work from anywhere with the click of a simple virtual private network (VPN) client and an Internet connection. And now, that VPN client is available on mobile devices to enable me to connect from anywhere, at anytime, on any device.
Enterprises are taking the next step beyond VPNs and are purchasing dedicated mobile network services from their Mobile Service Provider partner. With the emergence of such private enterprise virtual mobile networks and the increased prevalence of hetnet services offerings (corporate Wi-Fi, community Wi-Fi, and cellular), Cisco Policy Suite, with such capabilities like access selection, can be delivered in such virtual corporate networks. Therefore, corporate devices and private devices can always benefit from always-best connected experiences. Any enterprise-issued device can easily connect to the enterprises’ mobile network and access internal information and applications quickly and securely, and with the appropriate Quality of Service in line with their SLA with the Mobile Operator. At the same time, employees can purchase their own device, following the trend of bring your own device (BYOD) and connect to the private mobile network using a VPN client and an access network discovery and selection function (ANDSF) client. Read More »
Tags: ANDSF, Cisco Policy Suite, Cisco Wi-Fi, Enterprise, mobile service providers, NFV, Service Provider, sla, vpn, vpn client, wi-fi
In my first #CiscoChat I hosted together with Anabelle Pinto, we were joined by Gaurav Pant and Sahir Anand from EKN Research to share their perspective and dig deeper into additional findings from Cisco and IDC. We started by defining who the digital consumer is, what type of services they’re looking for and what shoppers want and expect, all while providing the security they need.
Here are a few highlights from the #CiscoChat:
Who is today’s digital shopper?
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Tags: ciscochat, digital, omnichannel, retail, Ron Kjelden, security, shopper, technology, transformation, wi-fi
In recent years, wireless has become the preferred means of access for networks. This change may be have been inevitable to some, but why did this happen? What has changed to make this possible? Not too long ago, there was a time when wireless had the reputation of not having the reliability or performance for everyday use in enterprise networks. But a few events occurred that can be directly attributed to the changed perception of wireless networks.
One event was the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, which increased the use of Wi-Fi as a means of access. Beside the growth of Read More »
Tags: #wireless, 802.11ac wave 2, beamforming, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), Cisco ClientLink, Cisco HDX, Cisco Mobility, Cisco Wi-Fi, Cisco Wireless, clean air, enterprise network, reliability, SSO, wi-fi